Alexey Kuznetsov


Web development, functional programming

16 September, 2017

Ecto is the most popular, robust and solid solution to work with databases in Elixir ecosystem. Ecto is not ORM, ODM nor it is a Repository patern library. Ecto is just a wrapper for common constructions to work with databases, nothing less and nothing more than that.

14 March, 2017

This post is a continuation of series of posts started in previous article. Previously we’ve talked about one of the most awesome, innovative and pleasant projects that we had the honor to develop here in FlatStack. In this article I will tell you about the problems we’ve faced and how the right choice of technologies stack helped us to solve them.

05 October, 2016

Database queries are common when you develop web applications. Ruby on Rails and it’s ActiveRecord liberates you from writing tons of boilerplate SQL code and results in creation of elegant, eloquent queries in plain Ruby.

31 May, 2016

Pattern matching is a key feature of functional programming. It allows you to check a given sequence of tokens for the presence of the constituents of some pattern. Using pattern matching you can easily operate with complex data structures in most expressive and eloquent way. Elixir provides pattern matching like any other functional programming language.

24 April, 2016

If you want to use all features of functional programming with Ruby-like syntax to write modern fast, fault-tolerant applications, you may take a look at Elixir programming language.

28 January, 2016

Node.js has a simple and powerful stream API. Streams in Node.js are unix pipes that let you perform asynchronous I/O operations by reading source data and pipe it to destination. If your application operates not with streams only, but promises, callbacks or synchronous code, you may want to use more deeper abstraction that fits your needs. In this case you may take a look at Highland.

28 November, 2015

Ruby is a great example of multi-paradigm programming language: it allows you to write code in object-oriented, imperative or functional styles. Ruby have much in common with functional programming languages: high-order functions, closures, anonymous functions, continuations, statements all values. If you want to use more functional programming patterns and tools, you might want to take a look on Functional Ruby gem.

24 October, 2015

Ruby is dynamically and strong typed programming language. In the most of the cases it gives you required level of type safety with minimal code. But if you want build more secure applications or you’re like static typing, then you need to check every variable or method for it’s type or class:

05 September, 2015

JavaScript is one of the most dynamic, flexible and powerful programming languages. It supports multiple programming paradigms - imperative, object (prototype) oriented, scripting, and functional.
Let’ see what JavaScript has common with functional programming languages:

14 May, 2015

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