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Stop Using Native HTML5

Posted by Kyle Simpson  on  Feb 14, 2013

Kyle Simpson advises on accessing HTML5 or JavaScript native APIs though a façade built with h5ive that would protect the application code from evolving API changes over the following years.


Building an Impenetrable ZooKeeper

Posted by Kathleen Ting  on  Feb 13, 2013 1

Kathleen Ting details 8 misconfigurations that can bring ZooKeeper down.


Visual Interfaces in ClojureScript

Posted by Kevin Lynagh  on  Feb 12, 2013 1

Kevin Lynagh provides the rationale behind visual interfaces, and presents a sample example written in ClojureScript.


Zipkin: a Distributed Tracing Framework

Posted by Johan Oskarsson  on  Feb 08, 2013

Johan Oskarsson explains how Twitter is using Zipkin to trace a pages in order to see their execution path and to determine the time spent for loading for performance monitoring and analysis.


Doppio: Java Meets Coffee in the Browser

Posted by Jez Ng, CJ Carey, Jonny Leahey  on  Feb 04, 2013

Jez Ng, CJ Carey and Jonny Leahey introduce Doppio, a JVM written in CoffeeScript for the browser.


Elixir: Modern Programming for the Erlang VM

Posted by José Valim  on  Feb 04, 2013

José Valim introduces Elixir, a programming language for the Erlang VM – an attempt to provide better abstractions and productivity tools like protocols and macros usually required for web development


Concurrency in iOS

Posted by Jeff Kelley  on  Feb 01, 2013

Jeff Kelley introduces the Grand Central Dispatch framework for writing concurrent applications for iOS.


Graph: Composable Production Systems in Clojure

Posted by Jason Wolfe  on  Jan 31, 2013 3

Jason Wolfe discusses Graph, a declarative approach for system composition, used by Prismatic to put together various components: in-memory caches, pub/sub messaging, indices, HTTP handlers, etc.


Symbiotic Languages: Transpiling into JavaScript

Posted by Jeremy Ashkenas  on  Jan 29, 2013

Jeremy Ashkenas discusses symbiotic languages and transpilers in general, then focuses on a particular case: CoffeeScript vs. JavaScript.

Deconstructing P vs. NP (or why I hate Sudoku)

Posted by Daniel Spiewak  on  Jan 25, 2013 1

Daniel Spiewak discusses the question of whether or not the complexity class NP-time is fully defined by the complexity class P-time issue.

Clever, Classless and Free

Posted by Håkan Råberg  on  Jan 25, 2013

Håkan Råberg introduces – an extension adding Lambdas to Java 5 – and shen.clj - used to compile Shen, a LISP variant, to Clojure.

A Taxonomy of Scala

Posted by Jamie Allen  on  Jan 21, 2013 2

Jamie Allen explains some of the terminology encountered by Scala developers and not only: OO features, pattern matching, functional programming, actors, futures, tuples, implicits, type theory, etc.

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