Although Clojure lacks the extensive toolbox and analytic community of the most popular data science languages, R and Python, it provides a powerful environment for developing statistical thinking and for practicing effective data science.
Billed as a Weekend Read, the All About Java 8 Lambdas book covers much more than just lambdas; it’s the book to read if you know Java and need to get up to speed on Java 8. Read on for the review.
Clojure in Action, written by Amit Rahore and Francis Avila, is an essential, thorough, and well organized introduction to Clojure 1.6 core parts. InfoQ has spoken with Francis Avila.
Addison Wesley’s Clojure Recipes is a new book that aims to help developers to get deeper into Clojure, moving from a generic understanding of the language to setting up more complex projects.
In this article, author Dan Macklin discusses the transition to Riak NoSQL and Erlang based architecture coupled with Convergent Replicated Data Types (CRDTs) and lessons learned with the transition. 3
Language designers are tempted to graft functional monads onto imperative languages due to a flaw in the basic concurrency abstract, the thread; a flaw that is easily rectified by introducing fibers. 4
Vaughn Vernon in his new book Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model introduces the actor model and describes most of the patterns found in the book Enterprise Integration Patterns. 2
Elixir in action aims to introduce readers to Elixir and the Erlang virtual machine while also discussing concurrent programming topics, fault-tolerance, and topics related to high-availability.
This article introduces gilt.com's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, which allows the company to operate a resilient cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. 11
Unix pioneer Ken Thompson once said, “one of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code.” In this article Cas Saternos highlights practices now possible for writing concise Java code 13