Fullstack and Progressive Web Apps in Rust: A Tale of a Sudoku Spyware

It all started when I had to accompany my mom to the hospital. It was just a routine checkup, but I had to wait for a few hours. I brought my laptop with me, since they have good WiFi and I could work on my projects. Then I realized that my mom was playing a Sudoku1 game on her phone. I couln’t help but notice that the game was full of ads and it was asking for a lot of permissions, like location and sensor data....

January 30, 2024 · 11 min · Jose Storopoli

htmx: an Oasis in a Desert of Soy

Warning: This post has mermaid.js enabled, so if you want to view the rendered diagrams, you’ll have to unfortunately enable JavaScript. I love to learn new things and I’m passionate about Stoic philosophy. So, when I acquired the domain stoicquotes.io1, I’ve decided to give htmx a try. What is htmx? htmx is a small JavaScript library that allows you to enhance your HTML with attributes to perform AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) without writing JavaScript2....

January 14, 2024 · 7 min · Jose Storopoli

Zero-cost Abstractions

In programming language circles there’s a recently trend of discussing a concept called zero-cost abstractions: the ability to use higher-levels abstractions without suffering any loss of performance. Zero-cost abstractions allows you to write performant code without having to give up a single drop of convenience and expressiveness: You want for-loops? You can have it. Generics? Yeah, why not? Data structures? Sure, keep’em coming. Async operations? You bet ya! Multi-threading? Hell yes!...

November 28, 2023 · 10 min · Jose Storopoli