Data, Visibility, and Abstraction
Jul 15, 2013
Stuart Sierra introduces some general guidelines for designing systems which make their data and abstractions more transparent to developers, using code examples in Clojure.
Expressing Abstraction - Abstracting Expression
Nov 01, 2012
Ola Bini attempts to answer a few questions: Why are new languages still being created, Is it worth choosing languages strategically, and Does language actually matter?
The Mapping Dilemma
Dec 15, 2011
David Nolen critiques the tools, languages and methodologies used today from the perspective of solving the “mapping dilemma”, introducing match, a pattern matching library for Clojure.
Clojure: The Art of Abstraction
Aug 09, 2011
Alex Miller presents some of the abstractions that make Clojure a great language: Collections, Sequence and Higher Order Functions, Multimethods, Protocols, Atoms, Macros, and others.
Abstractions at Scale–Our Experiences at Twitter
Dec 14, 2010
Marius Eriksen considers that scalability problems appear when leaky abstractions are used, exemplifying with RDBMS, GC, and threads, presenting abstractions that help dealing with scalability issues: map-reduce, shared-nothing web applications, big table, all providing narrow access to explicit resources.