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  • Getting a Handle on Data Science

    by on  Dec 05, 2016

    In this series we explore ways of making sense of data science - understanding where it’s needed and where it’s not, and how to make it an asset for you, from people who’ve been there and done it.

  • Data Science up and down the Ladder of Abstraction

    by on  Dec 02, 2016

    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.

  • Language-Level Reactivity with Elm

    by on  Oct 24, 2016 1

    Reactive programming is becoming more prevalent in the JavaScript programming world. But, it's always added on as an afterthought or a library. But what if it could exist by default, inherent to the language? Richard Feldman shows how the Elm language is just that. Elm doesn't just try to make JavaScript better, it tries to rewrite the developer experience and make it inherently better.

Book Review: All About Java 8 Lambdas

Posted by on  Mar 08, 2016

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, Second Edition, Review and Authors Q&A

Posted by on  Feb 17, 2016

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.

Clojure Recipes Review and Q&A

Posted by on  Jan 25, 2016

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.

Key Lessons Learned from Transition to NoSQL at an Online Gambling Website

Posted by on  Nov 21, 2015

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

From Imperative to Functional and Back-Monads are for Functional Languages

Posted by on  Oct 27, 2015

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

Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model Book Review and Q&A with Vaughn Vernon

Posted by on  Oct 06, 2015

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 Review and Q&A with the Author

Posted by on  Aug 08, 2015

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.

Deploying Microservices to AWS at Gilt: Introducing ION-Roller

Posted by on  May 08, 2015

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

Concise Java

Posted by on  Apr 28, 2015

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

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