PHPnews.io

Overview for 'ferd'

Advent Of Code 2017

Written by Ferd.ca / Original link on Dec. 26, 2017

2017/12/26Advent Of Code 2017 This year I discovered the advent of code website for the first time. I decided to get on with it, because I've always been terrible at programming challenges and I wanted to see how I could fare. I decided to use Erlang whenever possible to save time, and also turn th…


Tout est Terrible

Written by Ferd.ca / Original link on Apr. 21, 2017

2017/04/21Tout est Terrible This entry is a translated loose transcription of a talk I gave at the Web a Quebec conference in April 2017 named "Tout est Terrible". So, everything is terrible. That's a bit funny to say since so far in this conference, there's been a lot of talks about the amazing fu…


Handling Overload

Written by Ferd.ca / Original link on Nov. 24, 2016

2016/11/24Handling Overload This is a long-ish entry posted after multiple discussions were had on the nature of having or not having bounded mailbox in Erlang. The general consensus is that this is bad because the mailbox, if unbound via the language, are therefore bound by memory limitations of…


On Technical Debt: Shoveling forward

Written by Ferd.ca / Original link on Jul. 8, 2016

2016/07/07On Technical Debt: Shoveling forward A lot of what we do in the tech world is based on analogies. Learning, concepts, discoveries, and teaching is all heavily based on that. If other sciences worked the same, we'd have 'gut-tubes' instead of intestines, probably. In any case, our understa…


Property-Based Testing Basics

Written by Ferd.ca / Original link on Jun. 12, 2016

2016 06 12Property-Based Testing Basics This is a quick introduction text regarding the general concepts behind property-based testing. The Claims Before diving into what property-based testing and how it works, let's go for some wild claims we've had at the Erlang Factory last march. In the slide…


The Zen of Erlang

Written by Ferd.ca / Original link on Feb. 8, 2016

2016 02 08The Zen of Erlang This is a loose transcript (or long paraphrasing?) of a presentation given at ConnectDev'16, a conference organized by Genetec in which I was invited to speak. I assume most people here have never used Erlang, have possibly heard of it, maybe just the name. As such, this…