Lyndon Codes

Welcome to Lyndon Armitage's Blog.
I mostly write about programming and technology related subjects, for more information on me see my about page.

Any posts contained are my own opinions and musings and are not representative of my employer.

Recent Posts

Mindhammer: 24hr Warhammer Building & Painting Stream

Mindhammer

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groupBy, groupByKey, and windowing in Spark

Recently at work I encountered a Spark job that had begun to intermittently fail after a long period of successes. Debugging Spark jobs is a skill in and of itself that I will touch on it lightly here, but in my evaluation of this job I found that:

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Wordle Solver in Scala

With the basic Scala implementation of Wordle out of the way in my last post I thought it might be a fun activity to create a Wordle solver/helper in a similar way. I like to avoid using such things on real world puzzles as they suck the fun out of them but writing them and testing them is fun in and of itself, so lets get started.

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Wordle in Scala

The game Wordle seems to have come out of nowhere in recent months and become a favourite among many. In this post I will show how you can make a game similar to Wordle in Scala.

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Software Activism & NPM

Recently there’s been an outpouring of software activists or, as some call them, hacktivists, protesting the war between Russia and Ukraine. One of these people, a man by the name of Brandon Nozaki Miller, decided to introduce malware into a popular Node.js library known as node-ipc.

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