Rust for a home run – This MLB playoff season why not dive deep into the data with Rust? Eli Ben-Porat shows you how to build a basic app that turns MLB Gameday XML files, which contain pitch-by-pitch data for every pitch thrown in affiliated baseball since 2008, into usable links
Writing helper scripts in bash? Use Go instead – The benefits are many, as Krzysztof Kowalczyk explains. “Go is cross-platform; I don’t have to write the same thing twice. I write in Go daily so I can implement simple things quickly. In Go simple things are simple, and complicated things are possible. The one drawback is more lines of code, but the difference is immaterial. Those are short programs either way.” Here’s the system he uses.
The nosey programmer’s guide to Kotlin and Dart – If you’re curious enough about either of these languages to want to know the basics but aren’t ready for a deep dive, this post is for you. Dip your toes in and see how Dart and Kotlin deal with variables, typing (both static and strong), collections, and more.
Stop calling it “bad” code – be more constructive with your feedback, please.
Porting Einstein Analytics backend from a Python-C hybrid to Go.
Capturing Metrics with Go’s Reverse Proxy – how to capture metrics from a service that couldn’t be directly accessed.
Outperforming C with 80 lines of Haskell – The challenge: “To build a faster clone of the hand-optimized C implementation of the wc utility in [y]our favourite high-level garbage-collected runtime-based language—Haskell!” Here’s how Chris Penner did it.
20 Most-Recommended Books for Software Developers – a list of the books recommended most often in lists of recommended books.
An Adequate Introduction to Functional Programming – unctional core concepts with a practical approach.
10+ Great Books for Aspiring DevOps & SRE Engineers.
The Must Know Checklist for DevOps & Site Reliability Engineers.
State of Markdown Editors 2019.
Cracking Unix pioneer Ken Thompson’s ancient password.
Computer scientists, software developers, historians, policy makers, and journalists weigh in on “the lines of code that changed everything” at Slate.
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