Hey Julia

Hey Julia

Half of what I say is meaningless But I say it just to reach you, Julia. -The Beatles. Julia. 1968 The forthcoming Julia programming language has scientists, number crunchers, and all kinds of data junkies excited over its promise to bring expressive and flexible...
TechConnect Series: Madison Meetups

TechConnect Series: Madison Meetups

One of the best things about working in an office with a large-ish staff is the opportunity to connect with other technophiles to share knowledge and exchange ideas on our favorite subjects. But we also know that there’s a great big world out there full of excellent...
You Say Ur-lang, I say Air-long… Let’s Call The Danish Embassy

You Say Ur-lang, I say Air-long… Let’s Call The Danish Embassy

When the (joke) suggestion to use Erlang for the X website came up, Josh and I had a bit of GIF/JIF debate over proper pronunciation. Josh, like many developers, asserted that the Swedish company Ericsson developed it and hence it is the Ericsson Language. I seemed to...
Haskell: Worth the Hassle

Haskell: Worth the Hassle

Haskell is a challenging language, but it can also be very rewarding. Even if you don’t write production applications in it, learning Haskell will change the way you program for the better. It’s a different approach to thinking about programming, and lets you come at...
Nodevember: Notes From the JavaScript + Node.js Conference

Nodevember: Notes From the JavaScript + Node.js Conference

We sent a team of two developers to Nashville for the first annual Nodevember. Here, Josh fills us in on why he dubbed the conference for JavaScript and Node developers “a great success.” Hint: it wasn’t the prevalence of boot shops but it might have...