muhuk's blog

Nature, to Be Commanded, Must Be Obeyed

November 28, 2017

Getting a Little Further Than Hello World With Rust - Part 1: Ownership & Mutability

Rust has excellent documentation and these posts are not meant to replace the official documentation. I strongly suggest going through the links below, if you have not already done so, before/after/while reading these posts:


November 07, 2017

How to Install Rust on Debian Without Sudo

Rust has been around for a while but I have just recently found the opportunity to study it. It has some unique and powerful ideas and I intend to experiment further. This post summarizes the steps I have followed to install Rust toolchain on my Debian Stretch machine without admin rights[1].


November 01, 2017

Presentation: Building a Simple DSL in Clojure

I did a short presentation for Singapore Clojure Meetup yesterday. You can find the slides here.

September 24, 2017

How to Write Easy to Read Code

A long time ago in a software sweatshop far, far away... Our code monkeys, haxx0rl33t and xXxDarkAssassiNxXx were furiously typing away to meet their deadline that was yesterday. The fact that it was dictated by non-technical people is irrelevant to our story. Our story is about the consequences of this artificial urgency for our code mon... developers.

Our esteemed colleague Mr. haxx0rl33t, is a results oriented fellow. To be more specific; the kind of person who would argue; assembly is as expressive as any so called high level language, because they are all turing complete. Code is purely a means to an end, triggering right side effects at runtime is all that matters. Therefore haxxy can’t care less about readability. Now, this may come as a surprise to you, but haxx0rl33t’s code occasionally has bugs.


April 16, 2017

Don’t Hire Debuggers

Debugging is a valuable skill. Knowing your way around the debugger, building monitoring and administrative infrastructure to deal with errors in production, getting good at finding your way in a messy codebase are all useful. However let us not forget bugging precedes debugging.