A. Rothuis

As a lecturer at the Hogeschool Utrecht, I teach Python to students who are mostly new to programming. Having recently restarted my attempts to learn Haskell, I can relate to students’ feelings of being lost or overwhelmed. It takes me back to when I first started writing code. Not only does it give me the joy of learning something new, the process gives me insight in the things we take for granted when talking about code and learning a language: syntax, problem decomposition, patterns and approaches.

In this post, we explore the similarities and differences in imperative and functional approaches to accumulating values over a sequence using Python and Haskell.

In a previous post, we have seen messaging primitives: events, commands and queries. In this post, we will take an extensive look at publish-subscribe: a common messaging pattern for decoupled and (near-)realtime communication.

It is no secret the software industry has issues regarding diversity and inclusivity. The use of language can play a role in creating an atmosphere that is welcoming to everyone – or, at the very least, not uninviting.

For the purpose of shaping a welcoming community through language and not alienating anyone, it is necessary to be mindful (or reminded) of sensitivities, especially of those not felt by the author or voiced by the people in the author’s bubble.

Alex is a tool that can help with this.

Messaging is a way of communicating between systems, services or components. Message-driven architectures, especially event-driven architectures, are on the rise thanks to service-based approaches to software architecture such as microservices.

In this post, an overview will be offered of the primitives used in messaging: messages. Furthermore, Data Transfer Objects as a way of implementating messages are discussed. Finally, it is proposed that Data Transfer Objects can be used to reflect the use cases of an application.

Sometimes, operations need to be run upon booting a Docker container,for instance when creating, configuring or pre-seeding a database. In this post, we will see how to run CQL when starting a Scylla Docker container.