The musings of a nerd

When to Parallel Map

In his book, Programming Elixir, Dave Thomas referrs to the parallel map function as the “hello world of Erlang”. It is a fun problem to solve! The premise is relatively simple, the operation performed on each element is done in separate processes. This allows the work to be done in parallel on the collection. If you’re interested in an exmaple, check out my friend Nathan Long’s post

Visual Guide to Folding

You know folding. You fold things everyday, clothes, paper, stacks of cash.

Getting Started with Elixir Metaprogramming

After spending a little time with Elixir, you might have found out its secret. Elixir embraces metaprogramming. In fact most of Elixir is written in Elixir. Let that sink in.

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