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Getting started with Rust - part 2

In the previous article I started experimenting with Rust and build a very simple extension to git, which helps me remember the most recent branches I’ve been working on, or did PRs for. For this second article, I wanted to do look at how you can do network programming in...

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Getting started with Rust - part 1

I decided to look a bit into Rust. I’ve been hearing great things about it, the community seems to be (mostly) very inviting and open, and the language in itself seems to have a nice mix of modern features (lambdas, boxed types, extensions), while still allowing for low-level systems programming....

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Running puppeteer headless with extensions in docker

Puppeteer (https://github.com/puppeteer/puppeteer) is a great way to write scrapers, integration tests, or automate boring tasks and web forms. For a lot of scenarios you can run puppeteer, which wraps Chrome, using Chrome’s headless mode. That way you won’t see a browser window popping up, and chrome just runs as headless...

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Setting up a simple Kafka cluster with docker for testing

In this short article we’ll have a quick look at how to set up a Kafka cluster locally, which can be easily accessed from outside of the docker container. The reason for this article is that most of the example you can find either provide a single Kafka instance, or...

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Scala/Kotlin developer learning Haskell - Part 2 - Monad Transformers

In the previous article learning haskell part 1 I walked through the steps I took to get a very simple and basic REST endpoint up and running. All that went suprisingly well and during that simple exercise I learned a lot about the syntax of Haskell, and for the first...

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Scala/Kotlin developer learning Haskell - Part 1 - Rest endpoint with JSON

I’ve been doing scala and FP for a while now, and during that time I’ve tried a couple of times to pickup haskell as well. What I noticed was that I knew too little about monad transformers, typeclasses and a lot of other concepts which are much more in the...

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