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This is the 02 installment in my 'Monthlog' - a public list of blog posts, announcements, software, libraries, videos and podcasts that catch my attention each month. I hope that regular readers will skim through the listings and find one, or multiple, things that pique their interest.
Note: Posts are not ordered in any particular way. If you find an article you think I might like, send it to me via one of the messaging channels on my homepage.
Implementing Currency Classes in Code - Directed here by a link in the Idiomatic Rust talk linked below. Will incorporate some of the ideas into Earl.
Rust Patterns - Interesting reference material. I particularly liked the Visitor pattern.
BurntSushi: Rust Error Handling - A great introduction to rust error handling that covers a variety of approaches.
Victor Zhou: Avoid Premature Optimization - A story of optimizing too early without knowing where optimization is required.
Chase Wilson: Slowest Quicksort in Rust - A guide to making your Rust code worse.
Test Desiderata - Short and sharp. Revisit and hopefully improve your view of software testing.
How to order Rust Code - Brief thoughts from Pascal on structuring Rust code. An avoid this, do that, kind of article.
My Semester with the Snowflakes: A Veteran's Experience at Yale - Essentially a 50-year-old Veteran's experience going to a top College with some high achieving Gen-Zs. A great read.
Pascal Hertleif: Declarative programming in Rust - From KillerCup, good to watch and see common functional patterns.
Go Time: Graph Databases with Francesc Campoy - Great introduction to graph databases by one of my favourite Gophers, Francesc Campoy. Learn about dgraph's experience building a modern open source graph database, Dgraph, in Go.
Invest Like the Best: All Things FinTech Investing with Ben Savage - Invest like the best is a great podcast and this episode offers particular insight into the entire world of FinTech. The future-focused discussion surrounding Crypto and new financial instruments is particularly interesting.
Software and Libraries
Nu Shell - Discovered this a couple of months ago but it needs a mention. I think of this as an attempt to turn your shell into an easily queryable API. A bit like Powershell for Unix. Written in Rust, not quite stable yet but inspiring a lot of buzz. I look forward to following its development and adoption.
Starship RS - Discovered a few months ago after a Linux Unplugged episode. An amazing cross shell prompt, I use it in fish, written in Rust. I highly recommend, hopefully, it takes off.
Bandwhich, formerly "what" - Linux and MacOS CLI written in rust. Displays bandwidth usage by process. Renamed for 2020 from what to bandwhich. Already packaged for Nix!
Recommended Sources to Follow
Below are a few media sources and voices I follow.
- Matthias Endler: Rust developer and host of 'Hello, Rust!'
- Paul Graham: Member of YC, offers insightful well written posts about business and software.
- Francesc Campoy: Gopher and JustForFunc host.
- Deterministic.Space - Pascal Hertleif's blog (g/KillerCup): Mostly Rust stuff.
- This Week In Rust
- EthHub Weekly
- The Changelog: 'Conversations with the hackers, leaders, and innovators of software development.'
- Linux Unplugged: A Jupiter Broadcasting show. Relaxed, focused on Linux but touches on all things Unix and Open Source.
- Invest Like the Best: Finance and investing podcast often featuring Crypto.
- Into the Ether: 'Focusing on all things Ethereum, the leading blockchain for decentralized applications.'