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Episode 454: Thomas Richter on Postgres as an OLAP database

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Episode 454: Thomas Richter on Postgres as an OLAP database

Thomas Richter, founder of Swarm64, discusses the internals of the Postgres open source database project. Host Adam Conrad spoke with Richter about an introduction to relational databases, comparisons of OLAP and OLTP structures, performance considerations, and advanced features of the Postgres architecture. Related Links Swarm64 Postgres homepage A quick explanation of OLAP and OLTP Postgres […]

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Episode 129: F# with Luke Hoban

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Episode 129: F# with Luke Hoban

This episode is a discussion about F# with Microsoft’s F# program manager Luke Hoban.

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Episode 108: Simon Peyton Jones on Functional Programming and Haskell

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Episode 108: Simon Peyton Jones on Functional Programming and Haskell

We start our discussion with a brief look at what Haskell is and how a pure functional language is different from non-pure languages. We then look at the basic building blocks and the philosophy of the language, discussing concepts such as the lambda calculus, closures, currying, immutability, lazy evaluation, memoization, and the role of data types in functional languages. A significant part of the discussion is then spent on the management of side effects in a pure language – in other words, the importance of monads. We conclude the episode with a look at Haskell’s importance and community today.

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