There are two things that might be meant when someone references “Erlang”: the language, and the environment (the EVM/BEAM and OTP). The first one, the language part, is actually super simple and quick to learn. The much larger, deeper part is learning what the BEAM does and how OTP makes your programs better. It is […]
Erlang: ZJ docs
Docs for the ZJ Erlang JSON encoder/decoder are now available here: http://zxq9.com/projects/zj/docs/ The binary_encode/1 function will probably be live tomorrow, along with a proper v1.0 release.
Tiny strings-as-strings JSON in portable Erlang
There are several JSON libs for Erlang at this point, and as there is no correct mapping between JSON types and Erlang types, all make different tradeoffs that either work or don’t for your project. Beyond that, various interface and implementation differences exist due to the tradeoffs inherent in manipulating elements of the Black Tongue […]
Web Designers: Stop making SPAs for inherently web 1.0 style sites
It is 2017. What’s with the drive to make everything an SPA whether it needs to be or not? This is getting a little ridiculous. I’m going to ramble on below a bit because I’ve got a hankering to do so — pay this no mind. All around the web I see sites that are […]