Review: Generic Parallel Functional Programming

Accumulation of tech debt; experiments and shortcuts are core components

Why is it so hard to buy things that work well?

Issue #185

3/15/2022

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Sorry for the delay in the issue going out today. Spent the majority of yesterday on planes and in airports traveling to a timezone substantially behind the one I normally write in, so consider today my adjusting day.

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Review: Generic Parallel Functional Programming

Published: 12 March 2022
Tags: haskell


Sandy Maguire uses Haskell to tackle the issue of performant parallel code being too complex to comfortably use in most applications. "No wonder we’re all stuck pretending our computer machines are single threaded behemoths from the 1960s"--ring a bell?


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Accumulation of tech debt; experiments and shortcuts are core components

Published: 10 March 2022
Tags: philosophy


Tim Cochran and Carl Nygard discuss why technical debt arises, how to keep track of it, and how to get rid of it. Not a technical deep-dive per se, but relevant to programming nonetheless. Unless you're some maniac who never has technical debt, in which case kudos (or maybe that's a problem too as highlighted by this article?).


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Why is it so hard to buy things that work well?

Published: 1 March 2022
Tags: philosophy


Dan Luu takes a stab at explaining why effective purchasing is so difficult, and how it relates to writing software for a business. I know, I know, doesn't sound super technical, but this piece struck a chord with me, especially when it comes to the decisions of "should I build this myself, or SaaS it up?".


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