Archive for December, 2009

Spreadsheet imports: imperative vs. functional

I’ve been prototyping ways for customers to import data into our system. While some kind of JSON/XML structured data would be easiest for us, our customers like spreadsheets. That’s cool of course, and it’s easy to mock up imports like this. Product Price Category Brie £ 2.00 Dairy Chablis £ 5.00 Wine Of course not [...]

Github language statistics

I enjoyed Aldo Cortesi’s rather interesting post about language statistics on github. He’s done some good analysis, and there are some interesting nuggets of information to be had about Perl, Haskell (though fewer, as there are only 18 projects that made his criteria) as well as other languages. Of course, there is some silliness there [...]