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Functional Fashion in JavaScript

Functional programming in JavaScript

It’s funny how fashion works, most people (if not all) want to be fashionable but just a bit understand where the fashion comes from. Fashion pieces are not understood but still people like to use them. For example, if you have ever seen a fashion show or any event …



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Are you checking types?

Static type checking with mypy

The dominoes game is simple, there are 28 tiles (in the standard version of this game), each one with a unique combination of two numbers of pips between 0 and 6. There are usually 4 players, so each one randomly takes 7 tiles. The objective of the game is to …



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Road to Functional Python

Functional coding in Python

Probably there is nothing better for the spirit than having a hobby that we are passionate about, that makes us feel in love all the time and makes us want to return to it. Better, the results obtained while practicing your hobby, without any intention, becomes a global phenomenon, used …



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Why we go functional?

Functional vs Imperative

In 1848, Karl Marx released into public opinion a controversial document called The Communist Manifesto. From then until today, for better or for worse, this document has influenced societies. If you have ever thought that the government is not doing its job well, that they are draining your life on …



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The Oracle of Code

About code as data

“Most programs are too large to understand in complete detail”. This was written in the 80’s.[1] Imagine the situation today. Hence the need for automated tools to aid in the process of analyzing code. The solution, according to Oege de Moor from Semmle, is obvious: treat code as …



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Will machines replace us?

Automatic detection vs. manual detection

More than 20 years have passed since Garry Kasparov, the chess world champion, was defeated by Deep Blue, the supercomputer designed by IBM. For many people, that event was proof that machines had managed to exceed human intelligence [1]. This belief raised many doubts and concerns regarding technological advance, that …



Infinite Monkey Theorem

The infinite monkey fuzzer

Fuzz testing using American Fuzzy Lop

In our last entry, we argued that fuzzing is both “dumb” and surprising. In this article, we’ll continue exploring the possibilities of fuzzing. This time though, we’ll focus on desktop application fuzzing, specifically UNIX applications written in C. When developing in C, you usually have to handle memory …



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