Print double in Java with variable precision

There are some details I never cared about that I started to learn. One of them is just printing to the screen with variable precision. The solution is quite simple. import java.util.*; /** * Prints pi with n decimal places. * n is given by the user */ class Main { public static void main(String[] args) { double pi = Math.PI; Scanner scanner = new Scanner(System.in); int precision = scanner.nextInt(); scanner....

September 8, 2016 · 1 min

30 days of code in Go: Day 2 - computing the total cost of a meal

Hi there! Today is the day 2 challenge. The goal is to compute the total cost of a meal given the meal price, tip percent and tax percent. Usually when I go to a restaurant in Brazil I only care about the first two, as taxes are already included in the meal price. Again: this is pretty basic, but as I am used to other languages syntax this simple tutorial from HackerRank is being quite useful to keep me training everyday and learn Go, so it is awesome!...

September 8, 2016 · 2 min

30 days of code in Go: Day 1 - summing numbers and concatenating strings

The goal of this second day is the following: Declare 3 variables: an int, a double and a string. Read 3 lines from stdin and save them in the variables you just defined Do some operations with the pre-defined $i$, $d$ and $s$ variables Print the sum of the integer $i$ with your integer variable Print the sum of the float $d$ with your double variable with one decimal place Concatenate $s$ with your string and print the result My solution was the following...

September 7, 2016 · 1 min

30 days of code in Go: Day 0 - Reading from stdin

Today I am starting the 30 days of code challenge on Hackerrank. You will be able to see my progress at my profile. The language I chose is Go. I do not have experience in Go and I am pretty excited. I think the challenge is basic, but it will probably be fun, so bear with me. Later on I may take better challenges, when I get more experience with Hackerrank....

September 6, 2016 · 2 min

What I think is missing in C: Type Inference

The first programming language I learned was C and I found it pretty interesting back then. Nevertheless, I have seen a couple of languages in the last years and I really think C is missing something important: type inference. The concept is simple and it means that the compiler will try to infer what the variable type is for you. You need to give context in the code for this to happen, but I have seen it work well on OCaml and Golang....

September 6, 2016 · 1 min

Code a program to solve a partial differential equation using finite differences with an explicit method

The goal of this post is to create a program to solve a differential equation in 2D. I will present the programming in C++ but the concepts here are easily translated to other languages. I myself have used Julia a couple times. The equation that we are going to solve is the Poisson equation with Dirichlet boundary conditions in a $1\times 1$ square. The equation and the conditions are given by...

September 3, 2016 · 6 min

Getting an Amazon SSL Certificate when you didn't receive an e-mail

At the time of this writing - September 3rd, 2016 - this website is hosted on AWS and thanks for this post Hosting Hugo on AWS. Nevertheless, I had problems in the process. I found the idea of having an SSL certificate nice and I wanted to try it as the steps were well explained and there were no extra costs when you are using Amazon CloudFront. The problem was I just registered my domain at Registro....

September 3, 2016 · 3 min

Create bucket on S3 and sync with local folder

I think cloud services are a great tool and can be really helpful depending on your needs. One of the first I heard about was S3 which allows us to store our data on the cloud. It doesn’t come with an application like Dropbox to sync a folder for you automatically. S3 actually works by means of an API (Application Programming Interface) that is available in a couple programming languages. Besides the API, there is a tool that allows us to interact with S3 and other cloud services from Amazon: the AWS Command Line Interface....

September 2, 2016 · 3 min

First post

Hey! I am Ataias and this is my first post in this blog. I hope to write down here any thoughts I may have and it will hopefully be a diary of things I learn as well as a place to call attention so that I can meet new people with similar interests. Enjoy!...

September 1, 2016 · 1 min