Hi, I'm Noel

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Free Monads Are Simple

13 April 2015

I recently gave a talk at the Advanced Scala meetup in London on free monads. Despite the name of the group, I think that free monads are eminently simple as well as being extremely useful. Let me explain.

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Learn Shapeless, Find $500

02 October 2014

I spent a few hours learning Shapeless and it made me $500.

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AngularJS vs React

17 August 2014

AngularJS and React are two of the most prominent Javascript UI frameworks today. It is natural to ask which is best. Having some experience with both my opinion is that React is superior by a large margin.

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Code Reviews Don't Produce Quality Code

05 August 2014

We cannot rely on mass inspection to improve quality, though there are times when 100 percent inspection is necessary. As Harold S. Dodge said many years ago, ‘You cannot inspect quality into a product.’ The quality is there or it isn’t by the time it’s inspected. W. Edwards Deming

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Scala Days 2014: The Low-down

24 June 2014

Scala Days 2014 wrapped up last week. There were many great talks and great conversations. Here I want to highlight some of the … well … highlights of the three hectic days the five of us spent in Berlin.

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