High- and Low-Level Programming Languages

Python, Ruby, C, C++, and... Rust. Hmm.

August 07, 2015Filed under tech#c#cplusplus#programming languages#python#ruby#rustMarkdown source

Rust and Swift (i)

Thoughts after reading the introduction to the Swift book.

September 04, 2015 (updated June 22, 2019)Filed under Tech#listicles#programming languages#rust#rust-and-swift#swiftMarkdown source

Rust and Swift (ii)

Basic types and the syntax around them.

September 06, 2015 (updated June 22, 2019)Filed under Tech#programming languages#rust#rust-and-swift#swiftMarkdown source

Rust and Swift (iii)

Operators, including overloading, and thoughts on brevity.

September 07, 2015 (updated June 22, 2019)Filed under Tech#programming languages#rust#rust-and-swift#swiftMarkdown source

Rust and Swift (iv)

Language design trade-offs, highlighted by string manipulation.

September 10, 2015 (updated June 22, 2019)Filed under Tech#programming languages#rust#rust-and-swift#swiftMarkdown source

If-expressions in Rust

September 12, 2015 (updated September 12, 2015)Filed under tech#programming languages#python#rust#software developmentMarkdown source

Rust and Swift (v)

The value (and challenge) of learning languages in parallel.

September 12, 2015Filed under Tech#programming languages#rust#rust-and-swift#software development#swiftMarkdown source

Rust and Swift (xi)

Hopes for the next generation of systems programming.

January 10, 2016Filed under Tech#programming-languages#rust#rust-and-swift#software development#swiftMarkdown source

“I Don't Know When I'd Use That”

Learning new languages as a way of stretching your brain.

January 17, 2016Filed under tech#haskell#programming languages#rust#software developmentMarkdown source

Rust and Swift (xiii)

Methods, instance and otherwise.

February 28, 2016 (updated March 06, 2016)Filed under Tech#programming languages#rust#rust-and-swift#swiftMarkdown source

The Future of JavaScript

ES2015, ES2016, and Hopes for ES2017 and Later

March 02, 2016Filed under Tech#javascript#programming languages#software development#talksMarkdown source

Rust and Swift (xiv)

Indexing and subscripts, or: traits vs. keywords again.

March 10, 2016Filed under Tech#programming languages#rust#rust-and-swift#swiftMarkdown source

Rust and Swift (xv)

Inheritance: a Swiftian specialty (for now).

March 12, 2016Filed under Tech#programming languages#rust#rust-and-swift#swiftMarkdown source

Rust and C++ function definitions

A small study in syntax and legibility.

June 03, 2016 (updated June 07, 2016)Filed under tech#cplusplus#programming languages#rustMarkdown source

Rust and Swift (xvi)

Initialization: another area where Swift has a lot more going on than Rust.

June 07, 2016 (updated June 22, 2019)Filed under Tech#programming languages#rust#rust-and-swift#swiftMarkdown source

Y Combinators, how do they even work?

A commentary on a blog post by Matt Might, or: learning out loud.

June 19, 2016Filed under tech#javascript#programming languages#software developmentMarkdown source

Rust and Swift (xvii)

More on initializers!

June 30, 2016 (updated July 04, 2016)Filed under Tech#programming languages#rust#rust-and-swift#swiftMarkdown source

Rust and Swift (xviii)

Deinitialization: ownership semantics and automatic reference counting

July 24, 2016Filed under Tech#programming languages#rust#rust-and-swift#swiftMarkdown source

Using Rust for ‘Scripting’

With a bonus: cross-compiling from macOS to Windows!

November 14, 2016 (updated November 15, 2016)Filed under Tech#programming languages#rust#software developmentMarkdown source

keyof and Mapped Types In TypeScript 2.1

Making JavaScript dance to an ML-ic tune.

December 17, 2016 (updated December 18, 2016)Filed under tech#javascript#programming languages#software development#typescriptMarkdown source

TypeScript keyof Follow-Up

Autocomplete all the things in all the ways!

January 03, 2017 (updated January 08, 2017)Filed under Tech#javascript#programming languages#software development#typescriptMarkdown source

Why Elm Instead of TypeScript?

Or, yet another long comment in Slack turned into a blog post.

April 23, 2017Filed under tech#elm#functional programming#javascript#programming languages#typescriptMarkdown source

The Book of F♯

A so-so book about a slightly strange language.

July 21, 2017Filed under Tech#book-reviews#fsharp#pedagogy#programming languages#writingMarkdown source

Announcing True Myth 1.0

A library for saner programming in JavaScript, with first-class support for TypeScript (and Flow), with Maybe and Result types, and supporting both a functional style and a more traditional method-call style.

November 01, 2017Filed under Tech#functional programming#libraries#programming languages#software development#true myth#typescriptMarkdown source

Aesthetics and Programming Languages

Why does C♯ drive me insane but I love Rust?

May 13, 2018Filed under Tech#csharp#programming languages#rustMarkdown source

Rust is Incredibly Productive for CLIs

Don’t let the tagline fool you: Rust is for more than just “systems programming.”

May 20, 2018Filed under tech#programming languages#rustMarkdown source

How To Bundle TypeScript Type Definitions

If your consumers have to use compiler options, they will be very sad.

May 21, 2018Filed under tech#programming languages#true myth#typescriptMarkdown source

Sum Type Constructors in TypeScript

Or, making TypeScript into a terrible ML because I can’t use Elm in my day job.

May 31, 2018Filed under Tech#elm#programming languages#typescriptMarkdown source

Why We Want Pattern-Matching in JavaScript

A worked example, showing how much it can clarify code.

September 23, 2018 (updated September 24, 2018)Filed under tech#javascript#programming languagesMarkdown source

Scales of Feedback Time in Software Development

Orders of magnitude: build-time errors, automated tests, manual test, CI, staging, production.

October 22, 2018 (updated October 22, 2018)Filed under Tech#programming languages#rust#software development#testingMarkdown source

Review: The Rust Programming Language

A genuinely great programming book.

November 07, 2018Filed under Tech#book reviews#programming languages#rustMarkdown source

Appearance: Corecursive #34

Mostly TypeScript, but also a bit of Rust, type theory, and productivity.

July 15, 2019Filed under Tech#appearances#podcasting#programming languages#rust#typescriptMarkdown source

I was delighted to spend a bit over an hour chatting with Adam Gordon Bell on the Corecursive podcast. I was there officially to talk about TypeScript, and I did a lot of that… but we also dug into Rust a bit, of course, as well as talking about my schedule and “productivity”.

I’ve been podcasting for a few years now, but this was only the second time I’ve ever been on someone else’s podcast—and it was a blast. Thanks so much to Adam for having me on!