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2019-8 Readings of the week

Dilluns 4 Març 2019

NOTE: The themes are varied, and some links below are affiliate links. Software engineering, formal methods, fraud, Scala. Expect a similar wide range in the future as well. You can check all my weekly readings by checking the tag here . You can also get these as a weekly newsletter by subscribing here.

Messaging startup Slack is secretly an acronym for...

No spoilers, you'll need to click. It may or may not surprise you

Beautiful, Simple, Testable Functional Effects for Scala

Next thing I write in a functional style in Scala, it will be using Zio for sure. This was a follow-up to a talk given at Skills Matter, and shortly followed by a podcast interview in Scala Love. Haven't watched the talk yet, but the podcast was good.

Apple highlights best photos shot on iPhone around the world

They look good. And that may be an understatement.

Formally Specifying UIs

If you've been following my readings of the week you'll know I've been converted into a fan of formal methods. And alloy is pretty cool.

Building the Hangman Game using ZIO

An approachable example (in addition to the details in the post above by John himself) based in a talk John gave, detailed by Abhishek Srivastava.

Revolut insiders reveal the human cost of a fintech unicorn's wild rise

This week the CFO of Revolut resigned his position, after (possibly) an investigation about fraud. That was an amber flag, but reading how Revolut's CEO treats employees... As a worker in the same space (tech) that's a red. I had been using Revolut for more than a year (before I used Monzo) and I'll be using N26 as soon as I get my card. By enrolling by the N26 link here I think I get some kind of affiliate return, I'm not sure.

The hard part in becoming a command line wizard

In the end, it's the hard part in becoming a wizard in anything. Math, programming, playing the ukulele.

Casper’s clever little nightlight

I don't read many hardware breakdowns, but somehow I clicked on this one and now I want one of these nightlights.

📚 The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

I was attracted to the premise of this book, but it felt pretty underwhelming. It has pretty high reviews, so it may have been just me.


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