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  • Throw Away the Irrelevant with John A De Goes

    • March 21, 2018
    • 68 min
    John De Goes and I talk flame wars, monad transformer performance, IO monad flavours, and reasoning about polymorphic type signatures. On the lighter side, we discuss how to write technical articles well and Zee vs Zed pronunciation. Show Notes: John’s Website and Twitter Descriptive Variable Names: A Code Smell Data Structures Are Antithetical to Functional more..
  • Generic Programming and Shapeless with Miles Sabin

    • March 7, 2018
    • 60 min
    When Miles Sabin applied to speak at a conference on generic programming, he bluffed a little bit.  He would present on porting Simon Peytons Jone’s scrap your boilerplate functionality to Scala. Once his talk was accepted, he only had one thing left to do, implement it. Generic programming is the type of polymorphism your language more..
  • Total Programming Using Swift with Andre Videla

    • February 12, 2018
    • 53 min
    In simple terms, a total function is a function that produces a well defined output for all possible inputs.  A total program is a program composed of only total functions.   A non-total, or partial function, would be a function that can fail given certain inputs.  Such as taking the head of a list, which more..
  • Type Driven Development and Idris With Edwin Brady

    • January 29, 2018
    • 59 min
    Edwin Brady is the creator of the Idris programming language and Author of the book Type-Driven Development with Idris and a computer science lecturer.  The book, the language and Edwin himself all seem to be chock full of ideas for improving the way computer programming is done, by applying ideas from programming language theory. In more..
  • Algebraic Domain Modelling using Functions With Debashish Ghosh

    • January 22, 2018
    • 58 min
    In object oriented languages, modeling a complex problem domain is a well understood process.  Books like Domain Driven Design contain techniques for breaking down a problem domain and earlier books like the gang of four book catalogue design patterns for modeling these domains in an object oriented way. In today’s interview Debashish Ghosh explains how more..
  • Design Principles From Functional Programming with Runar Bjarnason

    • January 10, 2018
    • 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

    • January 7, 2018
    • 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

    • January 5, 2018
    • 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 practices more..


Adam Gordon Bell

Adam Gordon Bell is a professional software developer. He loves to learn new things and talk to experts in the field.All opinions here are his own. Contact him at [email protected]

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