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AleCx04
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New position at work. Lots of power in regards to tech stacks of my choice.

I feel like Neo.

First project was finished in a week using Clojure. A basic application that would automate the process of adding our students into a particular active directory system in which many other things happen at the same time including updates to pins and other shit as well as networking and wifi permissions. Works fast as fuuuuuuuuuck, the alternative existed(somewhat) in php and while there was nothing wrong other than speed I wanted to show the head of my department what i could do.

It was anticlimactic as fuck. I thought it was gonna take me longer. It fucking didn't and i am glad as shit. It is now working like an absolute powerhouse in its own environment and being monitored by the sys admins, they loved how easy it was to deploy and how well behaved it is.

The head of the department is impressed as fuck and the board of directors got a hold of it. Reason being that I am being displayed as some sort of wizard that used ancient alien tech in the 21st century.

Fuck yes, major win.

I also get to add Clojure to my resumee. Hod even said that if needed be they will rethink my salary to add the fact that i get to use this tech where no one else can.

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    It's awesome using off-meta tech that's really good at what it does.
    I got a chance to do an internship in Erlang in which I got almost complete freedom to explore ways to get the job done (dunno about how it is over there but it's extremely rare here). Totally awesome and it's great to have Erlang on my resume too, people actually do ask about it.
    Will definitely try to get a job related to this stuff once I'm done with studies, can't wait.
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    @RememberMe brooo! That is awesome, i always think of u as the functional programming wizard and i had no clue you were still studying! What a beast man. Do you have any plans of what to do after you graduate?
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    Often times i wish i could see the op name in the rant timeline but i usually guess its your post after like 10 words in
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    @AleCx04 oh lol, I'm not, I get confused by simple real world stuff still. I'm a decent theoretical person, not so great at practical stuff. Need more practice there.

    Done with graduation, I'm just on downtime while I wait for post-grad to start. Will be going towards embedded and distributed + control engineering, there's scope for functional programming there, hopefully (especially in the distributed part). In the meantime I'm doing some work part time, but pretty free otherwise so I have time to explore all this, heh
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    Can I ask how fast it is as compared with the PHP one?
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    @RememberMe you could always find you someone like me and just trade off tasks. What my cousin and I to from time to time. He's smart as shit but sometimes he can't get out of his on head to save his life.

    Me I can understand theory well enough in most cases if you give me an example but if I cant relate it back to something Im familiar with already then I wont remember it when I actually need it.

    Or worse and I'll remember part and mix it up with another part of something else which really throws us off 🤦🏻‍♂️
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    @ganjaman cuz we bae like that
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    @RememberMe i dig it. You are gonna do great man :D
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    @Ganofins considering that one is optimized for parallel computing and concurrency: a lot man.

    To give an example, an initial test was done with 1000 users. The php program did it in approximately 10 seconds while the clojure program was done instantly, milliseconds.

    Do keep in mind, Clojure is compiled into jvm bytecode. Normally i would not question php speed, since it is really flipping fast. Maybe if i had used swoole it would have been better at handling this sort of task.
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    @AleCx04 hey so speaking of examples whats a good prereq for that compiler book. I finally had a chance to take a peek at it.

    Made sense but the examples started running together, I think maybe because the closest Ive come to working with a compiler is react which is technically not even compiling but something similar i think?

    Doesn't have to be anything particularly useful, just a compiled language with a small amount of functionality to go by
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    @M1sf3t writing an interpreter in Go by Thorsten Ball would be my go to place(pun intended), but they do cost like 30 bucks a piece i think :)
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    @AleCx04 i had heard Go was pretty straight forward. I caught that bit Dahl did about what he would've done different with node as well and he seemed to think pretty highly of it.

    Free's only a minor concern at the moment, think I just found a part time bartending gig so hopefully I can hop off this rollercoaster I've been on and actually stop to focus for a minute.
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    @M1sf3t eventually he did change to Rust for that implementation(go is garbage collected) but as far as implementing a language goes(again with the puns) it is a pretty solid language for the purpose of learning. Super easy to use and remember, the syntax is not elegant and there ain't nothing quirky happening with it.

    I really dig Go :D and hope everything goes well with your new job dude :D
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    @AleCx04 thanks, its not entirely certain yet but its the only nice family type place that serves alcohol here so i thinking there aren't going to many around that have any experience slinging drinks in at a place like that.

    Whats the point about the garbage collection, there a relatively simple explanation for when thats useful?

    The way people talk about Rust almost makes it seem like one of those quirky oddities like slackware or lua that I find myself getting curious about. I haven't come across too many specific details on what it really compares too though
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    @M1sf3t simply put: a garbage collection takes care of handling the memory required by your code so that you do not have to do ti. Languages like Java, C#, Go, Javascript, Python and others have a garbage collector. It is basically automatic memory management. This is important for certain development domains such as language design and microcontroller design since precise control over the memory is a must.

    It is also one of the main reasons why a lot of those very same developers can't use some of the languages we use, they need complete control over what they are writing.
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    @AleCx04 that makes a lot of sense. I imagine I will find myself digging into that at some point if for no other reason just to get a different perspective.

    I joke about wandering around lost a lot but a good bit of it is having to pick up and put down what I was trying to work on so much that I end up doing something different just to get going again.

    A good visual would be that meme/video of the guy working on the car while its going down the road, it's only missing him attempting to sprout and extra hand to type on a keyboard 😅
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