Stack Builders News

A collection of thoughts and notes by our team

Matt Campbell
Type systems are so prevalent in modern programming languages that we probably take them for granted. But what exactly is a **UNKNOWN_CHAR**, and what are its origins in the history of computational logic? In this post, we’ll take you on a 10-minute tour from Leibniz’s effective computability dilemma, through Russell’s theory of types and Church’s lambda calculus, all the way to Haskell, Stack Builders’ favorite strongly-type and functional programming language.

Lori Leitgeb
Stack Builders has been chosen as one of thirty leaders in technology in NYC as a finalist in the SmartCEO Voltage Awards. The awards ceremony will be held on April 30th.
Matt Campbell
Stack Builders is proud to announce our most recent addition to the development team. Eric Jones is an accomplished Rubyist and Haskeller, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him as part of our growing team which spans New York and South America!

Sebastián Estrella
It is amazing to see how kids can have fun and at the same time improve their logical thinking skills by programming. In this post I’m going to talk about my experience teaching kids to program using the necessary tools so that they can become logical thinkers!
Matt Campbell
SB is proud to present Quito’s first-ever functional programming hackathon. The language-du-jour will be the advanced, purely-functional Haskell programming language. We will have 2 groups - a coding dojo for beginners, and an open-source collaboration for experienced Haskell coders - so bring your laptop & some friends and be prepared to have your mind expanded!

Justin Leitgeb
At Stack Builders, we’d like to see Haskell be the language that powers the next generation of dynamic web apps. We open-sourced a library that we wrote for string inflections to help move the language in this direction.

Justin Leitgeb
For the last several years Ruby has been the startup and enterprise go-to language for web application development. Why would we want to switch, and is Haskell a good choice for the language to power the next generation of web applications?
Matt Campbell
Contributing to open-source software is an important part of working at Stack Builders. Recently, 2 junior developers at SB made contributions to a very well-maintained discussion platform called Discourse. Here’s their story, and what our company learned along the way.

Lori Leitgeb
The Year-In-Review from all of us at Stack Builders. 2013 was an incredible year - check out some of the things we did - but 2014 is going to be even more exciting. Happy New Year!

Lori Leitgeb
Stack Builders is conducting training in Ecuador Spring 2014! If you’re ready for an adventure, and ready to take your dev skills to the next level to understand the fundamentals of software design, please contact us at careers@stackbuilders.com.

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