Some data engineering, a bit of Haskell, programming music, Python and random
bits and bobs. I recommend you play with the third. Several good books this
week, as I have ramped up my reading: current goal would be 52 this year.
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I tried literate programming for a personal project many years ago (with
problem is when you are not sure how you will implement something and need to
repeatedly refactor: you also need to refactor your explanation, which is
Rust was not the first language in which Weld was implemented; the first
implementation was in Scala, which was chosen because of its algebraic data
types and powerful pattern matching. This made writing the optimizer, which is
the core part of the compiler, very easy. Our original optimizer was based on
the design of Catalyst, which is Spark SQL’s extensible optimizer. We moved
away from Scala because it was too difficult to embed a JVM-based language
into other runtimes and languages.
This was an excellent read. Covering the history of some of the more iconic airplanes of the 20th century (U-2, F-117A, SR-71), how they came to be and also comes with some lessons which, in hindsight, can be applied to Agile if you want.
I may be unfair to it, but it was a downer. Based on Reid Hoffman’s podcast Masters of Scale, it lacks the punch and edition the podcast enjoy. It may be excellent if you haven’t heard his podcast, but the podcast is 10x better, and free.
I’m a big Roger Zelazny fan (I’m slowly working to have all his books in paperback or hardcover) and this is quite fun. Bringing some reminisces of the Hammett’s flair in the first Amber book and the absurd of Slaughterhouse-5. I may be biased, I really like his writing.
I found this book way better than his newest Hyperfocus , but the latter gets more coverage these days (in any case, if you feel like reading some productivity pr0n and have already read Getting Things Done, go for Atomic Habits).
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