34 articles tagged with dev

Go vs Rust? Choose Go.

Rust or Go, which one should I choose? is a question I get quite often. Both languages seem to be competing for the same user base and they both seem to be *systems programming* languages, so there must be a clear winner, right? More »

Of Boxes and Trees - Smart Pointers in Rust

Recently, I tried to implement a binary tree data structure in Rust. Each binary tree has a root value, a left, and a right subtree. I started from this Python implementation, which is quite straightforward. More »

Why Type Systems Matter

I've written most of my code in dynamically typed languages such as Python or PHP. But ever since dabbling with Rust, I've developed a passion for static type systems. It began to feel very natural to me; like a totally new way to express myself. More »

Being a Professional Programmer

When I was around 12, I set myself the goal to become a professional programmer. I can tell, because at this time I made the conscious decision to use my right hand to control the mouse — even though I'm left-handed. My reasoning was, that if I ever had to help out a colleague with a computer proble… More »

The Future of Rust

Let me first point out the obvious: yes, the title is a little sensationalist. Also you might be asking why I should be entitled to talk about the future of Rust. After all, I'm neither part of the Rust core team, nor a major contributor to the Rust ecosystem. To that I answer: why not? It's fun to … More »

Launching a URL Shortener in Rust using Rocket

One common systems design task in interviews is to sketch the software architecture of a URL shortener (a bit.ly clone, if you may). Since I was playing around with Rocket – a web framework for Rust – why not give it a try? More »

Why I Love Programming

Programming has many faces. It is the science of structured thinking. It is the art of eloquent expression. It teaches you to be humble when you look at other peoples' fascinating work. Most of all, it teaches you a lot about yourself. While the syntax may change, the concepts will not. More »

Tools

For as long as I can think, religious flamewars have infected computer science. Having arguments about technical topics can be healthy, but flamewars are not. I'm sick of it. I'm fed up with people telling me that their work environment is oh-so better, faster and so on. That's fine, but it doesn't … More »

Are you a Programmer?

My geography teacher once told the story of her first lecture at University. As an introduction, her professor asked the class to draw a map of Germany without any help and as accurate as possible. To her surprise, she was not able to fill the map with much detail. Even the shape of the country was … More »
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