Xavier Defrang

I am a Software Craftsman at BigUp where I build advanced web apps with Ruby and Elixir.

You can follow me on Twitter and check my code on GitHub.

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2015

Metaprogramming Elixir: Write Less Code, Get More Done (and Have Fun!)

Great step by step explanation of the awesome Elixir macro system, including testing. I've picked up a few clever tricks while reading it. Highly recommended for anyone already familiar with the language.

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2014

Programming Elixir: Functional |> Concurrent |> Pragmatic |> Fun

While still in beta, this is a must read for anyone interested in the future of computing. Elixir is one of the most exciting programming environment I've seen since for a decade.

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Confident Ruby

These great catalog of Ruby patterns and tricks will improve your daily coding habits. Well written, clearly structured and to the point.

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Clojure Programming

Convoluted examples and sometimes heavy handed writing, drowned in the haze of academia surrounding the topic.

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2013

Understanding Computation

A very fun bottom-up approach to the science of computation. Excellent companion to SICP.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm and Philosophy

Fun read for all social assassin wannabes out there.

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