DISCLAIMER: this is not a usual, quite dry (did I hear boring? ) exposition of some more or less profound software construct, but quite personal and high-level, in that it talks about job interviews. I had a unique experience today. Not only was it one of very rare occasions when I cold-call somebody for a [...]
Archive for December, 2007
NOTE: since the automatic poll enumeration yields non-selectable radio buttons and some of the polls need context, I here manually enumerate polls and posts containing context-sensitive polls. [poll=1] Two specific polls about the coolest tricks in your development bag!
It just struck me how magical certain constructs and idioms must feel like for a “hard core” C developer when entering more abstract and/or functional and/or dynamically bound settings. It is also interesting how many – most? – people living daily in this more “modern” (I should use the word Indirect) world of tools and [...]
I earlier wrote about some ideas I had to combine the encapsulation of abstract data types with the swift case analysis plus decomposition of algebraic types. Why not have both worlds? Ok, when looking more into F# – after a few years of trying to stay away from it – I realize that it does [...]
There are some new hot web server frameworks: Ruby on Rails (Ruby), Yaws+ErlyWeb (Erlang) and HAppS (Haskell.) These new frameworks are supposed to facilitate fast development. But, how fast – and scalable – are the applications built in and for these frameworks? The goal of this post is to get a preliminary answer to this [...]