Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Our Use of the Haskell and Elm Programming Languages

Our Use of the Haskell and Elm Programming Languages

Over the last year, our team has built a beautiful and advanced Smart Cities system using functional languages. I wrote this document to explain our technology choices to stakeholders and partners.

Compose Tetris

Compose Tetris

So let’s talk composition. As programmers we see composition constantly. It’s there even if you’re not aware. If we have two functions f and g and we apply them one after the other, we’re doing function composition. It’s fun to note that composition is associative.

A Practical Introduction to Finger Trees

A Practical Introduction to Finger Trees

Finger Trees are definitely the coolest data structure I was never taught in school. The gist of Finger Trees is that they represent sequences of elements where the elements also have a measurable 'descriptor' of some kind.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Appboy/appboy-fb-messenger-bot

Appboy/appboy-fb-messenger-bot

Building a Messenger bot for Appboy About Messenger bots Introduction On April 12, 2016, Facebook launched its Messenger Platform, intended to provide support for bots, or automated messaging interfaces capable of delivering ordering updates, customer service and executing business functions automat

Monday, June 4, 2018

Video Game Physics Tutorial - Part III: Constrained Rigid Body Simulation

Video Game Physics Tutorial - Part III: Constrained Rigid Body Simulation

This is Part III of our three-part series on video game physics. For the rest of this series, see: In Part I of this series, we saw how the free motion of rigid bodies can be simulated. In Part II, we saw how to make bodies aware of each other through collision and proximity tests.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Nicolas Mattia

Nicolas Mattia

You can find this code on Github and follow along in ghci. Last week a friend of mine asked me how I would implement the game 2048 in Java (at least the update logic) and we gave it a try. It went something like this:

Thursday, May 31, 2018

We review PredicSis AI, PredictionIO and Seldon, three analytic services based on predictive APIs

We review PredicSis AI, PredictionIO and Seldon, three analytic services based on predictive APIs

The value of analytics as a key element in business decision-making is beyond question. Companies have gradually incorporated analytics and the concept of metrics of success into their decision-making processes, although it is something not yet universally extended.

Our Use of the Haskell and Elm Programming Languages

Over the last year, our team has built a beautiful and advanced Smart Cities system using functional languages. I wrote this document to e...