Futures, promises, asynchonicity, and concurrency

It’s a concurrent world, and, increasingly, it’s an asynchronous world too. Many things are going on at the same time, and it’s impossible to determine exactly when each is starting or ending. In other words, everything is fast and out of control. As a software developer, both concurrency and asynchronicity are more important concepts than […]

More fun with linked lists: implementing each and sort

A little while ago I posted about my indulgent use of a linked list in a Ruby on Rails project I’m working on. The list allowed me to define the linked objects’ methods in the recursive case analysis style I’ve learned from programming in Scheme. I wrote that I was surprised that this decision hasn’t […]