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This is my latest post for the Hashrocket blog, an interview with Jeremy Huffman, maintainer of Dialyxir. It came from my experimentation with the tool, and wanting to learn more.
In this article we see what a hash function is and what it can be useful for. We see how to calculate the hash of strings and files using the Erlang :crypto module and Elixir streams.
ExDoc v0.20 has been released with many exciting new features: keyboard shortcuts, search improvements, and more! At Plataformatec, we are particularly happy and proud to have contributed and sponsored some of the work behind this new release.
Elixir is a relatively new programming language. José Valim, the language creator, pushed the first git commit 8 years ago and the release of v1.0 was announced on September 18, 2014. Compare that to the age of other programming languages like Ruby and Python, which are a few decades old. Elixir is a young fresh language.
All the way back in June 2016 I wrote a well received blog post about tail call optimization in Elixir and Erlang. It was probably the first time I really showed off my benchmarking library benchee, it was just a couple of days after the 0.2.0 release of benchee after all.
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