Here is the latest OCaml Weekly News, for the week of May 12 to 19, 2015.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2015-05/msg00058.htmlKai Trojahner announced:
Dassault Systemes 3DEXCITE in Munich has an exciting open position for people who love OCaml, compiler development, and high-performance hardware. The Stellar rendering system combines the power of functional programming with cutting-edge technologies such as Optix, OpenGL, and LLVM to deliver stunning virtual reality experiences. You will contribute to the development of the StellarCode shader programming language whose implementation comprises an sophisticated compiler written in OCaml and a powerful C++ runtime infrastructure. Here is a link to the official job description: Software Developer (m/f) - Functional Programming / C++ http://www.rtt.ag/en/career/join-our-team/Software-Developer-m-f---Functional-Programming---C Feel free to contact me for more information about this position.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2015-05/msg00061.htmlLouis Gesbert announced:
We're glad to announce the release of OPAM 1.2.2 ! This new patch release, just 50 days after 1.2.1, is fully compatible but fixes a few bugs and brings a couple improvements, like priority to newer versions rather than only to the last versions when resolving an installation. See the full announcement here: https://opam.ocaml.org/blog/opam-1-2-2-release/ And the installation instructions, as usual: https://opam.ocaml.org/doc/Install.html This is expected to be the last version until 1.3
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2015-05/msg00062.htmlygrek announced:
Ahrefs Research is looking for experienced OCaml developers with systems and networks background to join new team in United States. It is a small company with "get things done" culture and strong inclination towards simple and efficient solutions. The main focus of development is a distributed storage engine behind Ahrefs index holding links and pages from the whole Web, which is implemented mainly in OCaml with some low-level parts in C++ for faster bytes crunching. If you are interested, please see position description at https://ahrefs.com/jobs/backend-developer-ahrefs-research
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2015-05/msg00064.htmlContinuing the thread from last week, Jonas Jensen asked and Damien Doligez replied:
> Is there a good reason not to release current trunk as 4.03 soon? Manpower is one such reason. Also, we like to thoroughly test our code before we release it. And there are several important features in the works. > According to http://caml.inria.fr/mantis/view.php?id=5528, the "Inline > records for constructor arguments" feature has been merged to trunk. I > think this is a huge improvement to the language that will improve > code readability for at lot of projects. I see it as a rather small feature. It's not in the same league as GADTs or Modular Implicits, for example. > An end-of-year release seems > very far away, especially if the release date slips because multicore > support is such a disruptive change. I know our release schedule is rather slow, but OCaml is a really complex system and we like to think things through before we release, and this has already saved us from several bad design decisions.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2015-05/msg00069.htmlLeonardo Laguna Ruiz announced:
Thanks to Alp Mestan, we now include in the OCaml Weekly News the links to the recent posts from the ocamlcore planet blog at http://planet.ocaml.org/. Sliding Tile OCaml iOS App: http://psellos.com/2015/05/2015.05.example-app-slide24.html Reduced Memory Allocations with ocp-memprof: http://www.ocamlpro.com/blog/2015/05/18/ocp-memprof-enhance-alt-ergo.html OCaml backend developer at Ahrefs Research (Full-time): http://functionaljobs.com/jobs/8827-ocaml-backend-developer-at-ahrefs-research
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