Building backends with low-code: A comparison
A common concern for programmers considering low-code tools is the lack of flexibility when faced with complex requirements. Linx, a general-purpose development tool, follows a programming paradigm that makes it easy for developers and IT professionals to pick up. They use it to build highly customised APIs and integrations faster, using bigger prebuilt pieces, with visual help and lots of ready-made functionality available on the server-side.
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.
Published: 1 September 2021
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.
Published: 26 September 2021
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.