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The Maybe Monad (In Ruby)

Mark Mzyk February 15, 2008

At the tail end of last year I wrote a piece in which I waxed about a possible maybe operator. I haven’t looked into implementing anything like it because my time is limited and I don’t feel I (yet) have the technical expertise to do so. However, I was reminded of the concept again when […]

Further MapReduce Observations and Ramblings

Mark Mzyk February 12, 2008

I’ve posted several times about MapReduce. I’ll admit, I’m fascinated by it. Here are some observations I noted while reading the white paper, along with several direct quotations from it as well. MapReduce was “inspired by the map and reduce primitives present in Lisp and many other functional languages.” If that isn’t a strong argument […]