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  • Design Principles From Functional Programming with Runar Bjarnason

    Design Principles From Functional Programming with Runar Bjarnason

    • Jan 10, 18
    • 51 min

    Runar Bjarnason has been exploring how writing in a functional style increases modularity and compositionality of software for many years. He is co-author of functional programming in scala, a book that teaches these principles in scala. It is a very challenging yet very rewarding book, sometimes referred to as simple ‘the red book’.

    In this... more..

  • Scala at Duolingo with Andre Kenji Horie

    Scala at Duolingo with Andre Kenji Horie

    • Jan 07, 18
    • 53 min

    Doulingo is a language learning platform with over 200 million users.  On a daily basis millions of users receive customized language lessons targeted specifically to them.  These lessons are generated by a system called the session generator.

    In this episode, Andre talks about the reasons for the rewrite, what drove them to move to scala... more..

  • Incident Response with Emil Stolarsky

    Incident Response with Emil Stolarsky

    • Jan 05, 18
    • 51 min

    Preparedness and Enabling Accurate and Quick Incident Responses

    As a system becomes more complex, the chance of failure increases. At a large enough scale, failures are inevitable. Incident response is the practice of preparing for and effectively recovering from these failures.

    In this interview Emil argues that we need to move beyond tribal knowledge and incorporate... more..

  • Scala Native with Denys Shabalin

    Scala Native with Denys Shabalin

    • Jan 01, 18
    • 48 min

    Scala is a functional and object oriented programming language built on the JVM. Scala Native takes this language, loved by many, and brings it to bare metal. Scala Native is an optimizing ahead-of-time compiler and lightweight managed runtime designed specifically for Scala.

    Denys Shabalin is a Research Assistant at the EPFL and the primary creator of... more..

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