Ylan Segal

The REPL: Issue 22 - May 2016

On Shells and Static Paths

It turns out that at the top our bash scripts we should be using #!/usr/bin/env bash instead of #!/bin/bash. Jump the link for a good explanation on the UNIX specifications involved.

Elixir — Supervisors: A Conceptual Understanding

Steven Leiva writes a supervisor from scratch. I find these king of pieces very useful. They de-mystify some of the technologies, explore what is under the hood and end up enhancing my understanding, making future use much easier.

The Straight Dope on Deprecations

Last month, I mentioned another article by Richard Schneeman. Now, he is back with another in-depth, nuanced post about how to handle deprecations in libraries. Especially useful for library authors and mantainers, but good knowledge in general. The whole community gains when there are clear conventions around versioning, deprecation, support, etc. @schneems is doing a great service with his recent articles.