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Building a social media platform without going bankruptPart I–Laying the numbers

Published: 25 January 2021
Tags: system architecture

In this first part of what looks to be a promising series, Oren Eini goes over some of Twitter's stats (in regards to user activity and posts), then outlines some specifications for the social media platform he intends to design from scratch.

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Let’s Build a Quasiquoter

Published: 25 January 2021
Tags: lisp

Data as code is a common theme in Lisp languages, and is in general a good idea to wrap your head around. Veit Heller's article focuses on implementing quasi-quoting, which marks the part of the code that should be considered dynamic.

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Build Your Own Container Using Less than 100 Lines of Go

Published: 22 April 2016
Tags: go

Although this article is from 2016, containers are more relevant than ever. Most cloud providers offer containerized systems that are deployable at the click of a button, and running processes in clean environments on a dev machine has never been easier. In this article, Julian Friedman implements a container in Golang and describes what every line of code does.

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