October 18, 2012 § 7 Comments
December 13, 2011 § 7 Comments
One of the key components of
In a previous post, I introduced
OS.File, a Mozilla Platform library designed make the life of developers easier and to help them produce high-performance, high-responsiveness file management routines.
In this post, I would like to concentrate on one of the core items of
OS.File: the Schedule API. Note that the Schedule API is not limited to
OS.File and is designed to be useful for all sorts of other modules.
September 6, 2011 § 6 Comments
Tides come and tides go.
Two years ago, I accepted to join MLstate, to take lead of the R&D group, and turn Opa from a promising early-stage demo into a world-class technology. And I am happy to say that we succeeded. Certainly, there are still many things that we would like to improve in Opa, but looking back on those two years, I am proud of the work we have accomplished, of the number of topics upon which we have pushed forward the state of the art, and even of many of the mistakes we have made, because they have expanded our understanding so much.
Now, after two years at MLstate, I am leaving. Our work is accomplished and I do not feel that I can contribute in any meaningful way to what MLstate has now become, nor that today’s MLstate can keep me excited and interested any longer. In the past few days, Opa has been featured on Lambda the Ultimate, on Hacker News and on Slashdot. Small and large high-tech companies have tried and enjoyed the technology. What better time than this to set sail and say goodbye to these two exciting years of my life?
As of today, I am not the Head of Research & Development, Chief Scientific Officer or Technological Evangelist at MLstate anymore. I will keep a distant eye on Opa, but I will not design or supervise its future versions. Mathieu Baudet, our COO, is replacing me as the supervisor for the development of Opa, while Adam Koprowski is replacing me as Technological Evangelist. Mathieu is a very intelligent security researcher and I am sure that he will impose a new style to the Opa team, and Adam is a bright and enthusiastic researcher/developer, and certainly the best person at MLstate to carry on Opa advocacy.
I would like to thank my University for supporting this foray into the exciting world of start-ups. I would like to thank our CEO for recruiting such a talented team. I would also like to thank Mehdi Ben Soltane, our CFO/HR director, who managed to do his job with a nice and welcome pinch of humor, even in the toughest of times. And mostly, I would like to thank all the R&D team: Maxime Audouin, Mathieu Barbin, Vincent Benayoun, Anthonin Bonnefoy, Raja Boujbel, Quentin Bourgerie, Sébastien Briais, Valentin Gatien-Baron, Louis Gesbert, Nicolas Glondu, Hugo Heuzard, Adrien Jonquet, Mikolaj Konarski, Adam Koprowski, Laurent LeBrun, Sarah Maarek, Grégoire Makridis, François Pessaux, Guillem Rieu, Pascal Rigaux, Norman Scaife, Rudy Sicard, François-Régis Sinot, Cédric Soulas, Quickie Squeaky, Hugo Venturini, Frédéric Ye, and all our successive generations of interns: you are the best team I have ever had the chance to join, it really was an honor and a pleasure working with you all and I hope that those among you who have chosen to remain in MLstate have as much fun working under Mathieu’s leadership as I had working with you all.
Time to set sail! My next missive should arrive from the next port.
 Sorry, I do not have the list of interns at hand. But do not worry, I enjoyed working with you, too
February 26, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Thanks for all the high-level applications to MLstate’s internships. All positions are now filled.
See you soon for the next release of OPA.
Merci pour toutes les (très bonnes) candidatures aux stages que nous avons proposé. Tous les stages ont été pris.
À bientôt pour la prochaine version d’OPA.
August 28, 2008 § Leave a Comment
Start-up MLState and team SDS (Security of Distributed Systems, part of Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale d’Orléans) offer a post-doctorate position in the domain of Programming Language Design, under the supervision of David Teller (SDS) and Henri Binsztok (MLState).
February 26, 2008 § Leave a Comment
If you are a developer keeping somewhat up-to-date with the latest and upcoming trends, chances are that you have heard of monads. Now, one of the traditions among developers who hear about monads is to figure them out then write a tutorial. I haven’t quite reached the second stage, but I can point you to a 1h on-line video lecture, targeted for C# and Java developers, and introducing both functional programming and monads.
January 26, 2008 § Leave a Comment
La communauté OCaml vient de gagner un lieu de discussion pour les recommandations sur la standardisation.
Pour ceux qui sont intéressés, rendez-vous sur le wiki de l’Alliance OCaml.
Des projets sont aussi en train de se mettre en place pour un prochain Summer of Code. Si vous avez des sujets à suggérer, rendez-vous sur la page correspondante.