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Haskell at Facebook

We recently completed a two-year redesign of Sigma, one of our spam-fighting systems. Check out how we integrated Haskell with our existing C++ code and the improvements we made to GHC. Source: Fighting spam with Haskell | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code Another interesting experience report, highlighting Haskell’s suitability for being used as a rapidly-evolving […]

Where do ideas come from?

Someone wrote in asking: you always have ideas… How do you generate ideas to build something? Which is a great opportunity to pontificate. (I swear, I did not make this question up!) Let’s get this out of the way: I am the wrong person to ask. I am not an effective “idea guy”. I’m white, […]

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