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Il saggio progetto svedese, rinato: Elixir e Phoenix

Negli ultimi 20 anni sono successe tante cose imprevedibili. Nel 1995 nasce Java. Nello stesso periodo nasce Erlang. Java inizialmente segue la strada culturale tracciata da Sun, e si configura come un linguaggio estremamente verboso, con API specifiche per la gestione della concorrenza (es keyword synchronized per gestire nativamente le zone critiche che necessitano di …

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Finding the good one: mithril

I have just read this insightful statement on this blog article about congitive load in Javascript jQuery is undoubtedly useful when dealing with browser quirks, but once an application grows over a few thousand lines of code, unstructured jQuery code simply becomes too difficult to maintain, and you start needing the discipline of a framework …

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RaspberryPi 2: The perfect box for your backpack

After my two children grow a little, I have some spare time to play with RaspberryPi. I have bought a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, a very neat and compact machine with 1GB of RAM, and a quad-core ARM chip on it. I was looking for an easy-to-carry unix box, and I was wrong: raspberry …

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Erlang: a lesson to learn…again!

Erlang is a great language. It was just released version 18, so I wanna to come to the party! On April, Erlang father’s Joe Armstrong give us a very interesting lesson I want to tell about. There was a long thread titled “Erlang and Akka, The Sequel” on the erlang mailing list, reasoning about the need …

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Debian perfect work environment

Working in a big company, my work laptop came with MS-Windows7 Enterprise installed. But as you imagine, Unix is my preferred desktop environment. So let’s how to configure a perfect Debian Linux for a old wolf consultant like me. You will be able to install commercial software mubmo jumbo like Oracle Express and IBM Websphere …

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ErZauker Revenge!

After a bunch of time, I take back my Erlang Hammer from the sand of time. The result is ErZauker v0.0.2 the first pure-Erlang implementation of a code indexer. Er Zauker is a tiny but speedy search engine tailoring code searches. Zauker is backed by REDIS, the fastest RAM-based NoSQL engine you have never seen. The code get …

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Intervista a Francesco Cesarini di Erlang Solutions

A language that doesn’t affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing. Yale Professor Alan Perlis In occasione dell’Elixir Conf siamo lieti di pubblicare una intervista con Francesco Cesarini.  Nel 2009 abbiamo già recensito “Erlang Programming A Concurrent Approach to Software Development” scritto a quattro mani con Simon Thompson. Ora siamo lieti di ospitare una intervista ad …

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