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Daniel Yankowsky
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Why you should (sometimes) NOT use tail recursion in Scala
There was a recent post on /r/scala about how great tail recursion is. I agree with everything said in that article; this isn't an attempt to refute his points. But tail recursion has a dark side: it can be a huge hassle. Non-tail recursive code has a very ...

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How JetBrains Lost Years of Customer Loyalty in Just a Few Hours
Yesterday's big news, at least for many developers, is that JetBrains - maker of popular tools like IntelliJ and ReSharper - is moving to a software-as-a-service subscription model for their products. Previously, buying a JetBrains product got you a perpetu...

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A quick overview of what WebAssembly is and what it is not (yet)
There's been a lot of buzz today about WebAssembly, and that's completely understandable. A bytecode form of Javascript has been on the minds of many web developers for a long time. But the online commentary seems to have been based more on hopes than on re...

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The joys of parsing a toy programming language
In my personal time, I've been playing at building a toy programming language. Progress has been slow, but things are finally starting to come together. Last night, I ended up finding an interesting bug, and I wanted to document it here. The syntax of my la...

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Sega Nomad surgery is looking promising.
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Yet another step in my build monitor project.

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OK, I think the social web has finally jumped the shark. What's next? "Is your basement flooded? Share this on Facebook!" Your insurance company reminds you to click their "like" button. (image from weather.com)
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