Code Words Issue Six

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The first piece from the sixth issue of Code Words, our quarterly publication about programming, is now online!

As with our fourth and fifth issues, we’re publishing Issue Six piece-by-piece. You can read more about the reasons why in our Issue Four announcement blog post from October. We’ll be publishing the rest of the pieces from the issue throughout the month of March, so make sure to check back regularly!

The first piece is an exploration of the sometimes frightening realities of applying functional programming principles in JavaScript by Sal Becker.

Update on March 10th, 2016: the second piece from Issue Six, Image Processing 101 by Sher Minn Chong, is now live! The remaining five pieces will be published over the next three weeks.

Update on March 16th, 2016: the third piece from Issue Six, Telling stories with data using the grammar of graphics by Liz Sander, is now live! The remaining four pieces will be published over the next two weeks.

Update on March 29th, 2016: the fourth piece from Issue Six, Immutability is not enough by Patrick Dubroy, is now live!

Update on March 31st, 2016: the fifth piece from Issue Six, Promoting reliability in web software companies by Nat Welch, is now live! We unfortunately weren’t able to finish two of the seven articles submitted to Issue Six in time for publication — look out for them in future issues of Code Words!

With seven articles, Issue Six will be the biggest issue of Code Words yet, featuring writing from Sal Becker (RC Fall 2, 2015), Miles Blackwood (RC Fall 2, 2015), Sher Minn Chong (RC Fall 1, 2015), Patrick Dubroy (RC resident), Liz Sander (RC Summer 2, 2015) , Anjana Vakil (RC Fall 2, 2015), and Nat Welch (RC Spring 2, 2015). In addition to all of the writers, we’d like to thank Barak Chamo (RC Fall 1, 2015), Timnit Gebru (RC Summer 2012), Robert Lord (RC Winter 2014), Alan O'Donnell (facilitator emeritus and RC Summer 2011), Oskar Thorén (RC Fall 2012), and Alex Wilson (RC Summer 2013) for all their careful editing and help.

Code Words is written and edited by the Recurse Center community. Like RC itself, we aim to make Code Words accessible and useful to both new and seasoned programmers, and to share the joyful approach to programming and learning that typifies Recursers. Code Words contributors retain the rights to their work, and provide their essays under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.

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