A terminal case of Linux

Category Theory Illustrated

The Speed of Time

Issue #96


A Byte of Coding Issue #96
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A terminal case of Linux

Published: 24 September 2021
Tags: zsh, rust

Sometimes you can fall into a deep rabbit hole when you're exploring how a programming tool works. Well this article by Amos does so in an exceptional way. Amos starts out trying to print JSON in a Linux terminal with colors, and ends up writing a Rust program.

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Category Theory Illustrated

Published: 1 September 2021
Tags: math

Many programming ideas stem from the field of mathematics, especially when it comes to functional programming. Category theory is one such example, and in this illustrated series of articles by Boris Marinov, we get an introduction and exploration of each of its concepts.

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The Speed of Time

Published: 26 September 2021
Tags: optimization

People have been obsessed with measuring time since its beginning; probably because we have so little of it! Philosophy aside, Brendan Gregg's article describes how he managed to fix a 30% increase in write latency for a Cassandra database cluster when switching from CentOS to Ubuntu, just by changing how the time is measured.

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