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Asynchronous programming in Nim

3rd September 2021

In the previous article we got a small primer on various kinds of multi-tasking, in this article we'll have a look at possibly the simplest form of this. Namely asynchronous execution. As discussed in the last article asynchronous execution is a way for our programs to tell the hardware to do something, and then do something else while waiting for it to complete the operation. This is great when we want to for example…


Multitasking in Nim

3rd September 2021

This is a series of articles about a topic in the Nim ecosystem that has so far been written fairly little about. Namely threading, asynchronous operation, and communication.

To begin we first need to have a good grasp of the concepts we're going to discuss. There is quite a bit of confusion around all the terms in this space, so let's start with some simple definitions. To put them in context let's first consider how a…


Fixing a broken Firefox session

27th April 2021

In order to stifle my tab-hoarding habits I have recently set my Firefox install to not recover sessions when I restart the browser. This means that every time I turn my computer off for the day it will delete all the random documenation pages and weird links people have sent me over the course of the day so they don't slowly add up. My habit was so bad that I could easily amass some 100-200…


Video content - Advent of Code 2020

15th December 2020

For NimConf2020, our first virtual Nim conference, I realised how poor my microphone setup was. I have previously toyed with the idea of recording videos for various projects, or just presentations in the same style as the one I did for NimConf. For the conference I borrowed a better microphone from a friend, and recorded my presentation with that. But after the conference I started looking into getting a better microphone for myself and…


Creating condensed shared libraries (Embedding NimScript pt. 3)

23rd June 2020

In the first part of this article series we looked at why we would potentially want to be able to run NimScript embedded into our Nim programs. In part two we dove a bit deeper and looked at how we could do this embedding, and how we could pass data from the scripts to our native code. In this final article (for now) we’ll look at how we can distribute a program that embeds NimScript,…


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