Promises in JavaScript and Clojure

Async Cancellation I

Make your monorepo feel small with Git’s sparse index

Issue #123

11/11/2021

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Promises in JavaScript and Clojure

Published: 10 November 2021
Tags: javascript, clojure


Promises are a tricky topic for people first starting out with programming. Hell, I bet most senior developers don't know the details of how they work. In this informative article, Otee dives into the depths of how promises function in JavaScript, and then compares them to the similar "future" feature in Clojure.


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Async Cancellation I

Published: 10 November 2021
Tags: rust


I guess today is an async kind of day huh? As Yoshua Wuyts correctly surmises "sometimes we start things but decide midway through that we would prefer to rather not be doing them". How would this kind of functionality be done in Rust? Yoshua's article first distinguishes between tasks and futures, then goes on to explain how cancellation propagation should work for both, how it can be backported, how to reason about structured concurrency, and much more.


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Make your monorepo feel small with Git’s sparse index

Published: 10 November 2021
Tags: git


Monorepos have become fairly popular in recent times (again? I feel like these are one of those concepts that were popular in the 70s, and have no been rediscovered, but couldn't find any sources on this theory). But a few (performance) issues arise with having all of your code contained in one place, especially when it comes to version control. Derrick Stolee's extensive article presents the newly implemented git feature "sparse index", which helps reduce the file load on git when using sparse checkout.


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