Stack Builders News

A collection of thoughts and notes by our team


Justin Leitgeb
How strong is the developer community in Haskell? We compare the Meetup participation for the New York Haskell Meetup with other language communities.

Paul Blair
Abstractions like **UNKNOWN_CHAR** can sound vague and meaningless, but they identify something specific with practical consequences for development projects.

Wojtek Mach
Learn more about our recent experiment with self-merging Pull Requests while still maintaining high code quality.
Leslie Nguyen
Stack Builders CEO Lori Leitgeb has been chosen as a winner of the SmartCEO Brava! Awards. The awards ceremony will be held on September 23rd, 2014.
Eric C. Jones
Haskell can be used as a tool for building wonderfully flexible and maintainable client-side web applications.

Justin Leitgeb
Improved syntax for currying in Ruby makes it more pleasant for functional programmers. We describe how currying has changed to make it less verbose to partially apply functions.
Eric C. Jones
PureScript allows for rapid JavaScript development, without the JavaScript. This post presents reasons why you should take a closer look at PureScript.
Jivago Alves
We’ve recently released valid_data, a gem to check if your data is valid according to your ActiveRecord validations. We modified this library in order to process the data in parallel, leading to drastic performance improvements. This post discusses the approach that we used, and presents benchmarks demonstrating the speed improvement.

Filipe Costa
Most of the people who work at Stack Builders work out of the office, but there are a few of us, like at many companies, that work out of a home office with trips here and there to the corporate offices. Learn from our experiences in working remotely!

Justin Leitgeb
Stack Builders’ Eric Jones will be conducting a free introductory workshop on Haskell this afternoon. Don’t miss it!

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