Programming

Technology

Languages, Fast and Slow

Some months ago I gave a talk at Beuth University of Applied Sciences about the application of JavaScript as a fullstack language. I built a with an express backend and a react frontend and gave a demonstration. It was not long before people started asking questions about CORS, global state and lifting state up.

Read
Technology

Easy Concurrency in Python

Bad news first. Python is a poor choice for concurrent programming. A principal reason for this is the 'Global Interpreter Lock' or GIL. The GIL ensures that only one thread accesses Python objects at a time, effectively preventing Python from being able to distribute threads onto several CPUs by default.

Read
Technology

Testing Scientific Code - How to Get Away with Bad Code

Scientific code is bad. Programming it often serves as a tool to bridge the gap between mathematical theory and predictive model. As a result, scientific code is frequently of bad quality. I'll show you how to get away with it.

Read
Technology

Learn Programming without a Background in Computer Science

I have been asked repeatedly by friends and colleagues how I learned programming. Having done my Bachelor's Degree in Physics and currently working towards a Master's in Industrial Engineering and Project Management, I do not have an academic Computer Science background at all.

Read