Personal Site of Volker Weißmann

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I'm currently searching for a job. My resume shows what I worked with before, but I'm very open to learning and doing new stuff. If you have a job offer, please contact me. I want to either:

Programming Stuff

Article: Failing Early for Nicer Error Messages

I explain how failing early produces nicer error messages - A general principle in software engineering. Dynamic typing and C++ templates are used as negative examples, while static typing and Rust generics are used as positive examples. Every experienced programmer probably already knows this, but I still wrote this article, because I wish I knew this earlier.

Article: My Experiences with Julia

I describe my experiences using the Julia programming language and highlight its problems of bad performance and bad documentation. I find Julia code to be harder to write than most other languages.

Article: Fixing a bug in NewsFlash and shaving a yak.

A boring story on how I wanted to fix a bug in NewsFlash and ended up shaving a yak.

Organizational Stuff