Mar
28

Programming Trends to Watch: Logic and Probabilistic Programming

Posted on March 28, 2013 by Dean Wampler

I’ve made the argument (PDF) that Functional Programming (FP) is the best way to approach data problems. Why? Because our work with data is essentially Mathematics and FP is inspired by the same, so it emphasizes the abstractions that are most appropriate for data analysis. Object-oriented Programming, on the other hand, doesn’t promote the same useful abstractions, which is…

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Jan
8

Announcing Stampede: Flyweight Workflow Tool for *nix

Posted on January 8, 2013 by Dean Wampler

When you’re building nontrivial workflows, you need a tool that lets you express the dependencies between tasks, schedule their execution, detect failures and attempt retries, etc. You also want that tool to be concise, easy to use, yet powerful. Welcome to Stampede, the workflow tool that works as Cthulhu intended for *nix systems, using make for dependency management and task…

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