Man, I really wish Go had sum types (apparently maybe in version 2?)
For those that don't know, a sum type can be thought of something that can be a certain number of types. For example, you can have a basic value that may be an integer, float, boolean, or string. And this will be statically checked at compile time. So in languages like Rust, if your code doesn't handle all of the types in your value type, then you can't compile.
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Question for programmer friends out there. I'm writing a file server microservice using Golang and gRPC. I want the server to use plugins to offload the work of handling the files (reading/ writing to/from a file system, AWS S3, Google, Azure, etc). What's the best way to implement the plugins? Bake it into service, have them as their own service, subprocess, something else?
For those interested in #programming, I did a post on software designs. It may be a crap post, so feel free to tear it apart. https://propersquid.com/posts/simplicity-and-complexity/
Also, there's a thread somewhere about gamification of the pipeline. So, if an artist makes a publish, then they'll get points depending on if it passes the checks.
I'm not sure what I think of that. Stuff like that can get pretty exploitive, and very Skinner Box like. However, I do agree that promoting fun is important. For example, on thing we did at a place I worked at is display a random funny quote after every successful publish. People really enjoyed that.
Thanks to @impiaaa for the shout out. Looks like I need to be a little more active on here. So, as a question to people following me and seeing this post on the timeline, what would you like to know about software development in the CG industry?
So, SIGGRAPH is on the verge of wrapping up for the year. It's been a great experience seeing how other studios make magic, and meeting up with old co-workers and friends. Either way, it's inspiring and really cool. Also, had the opportunity to meet some of the Blender core developers, and they're cool people. They are magic workers.
Anyone here know about doing authentication with gRPC? I'm building an authentication server, and want to make sure my design makes sense. #programming
I'm a pipeline technical director (software developer) in the animation industry in Vancouver, Canada
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