Series


Just Enough Nix For Programming

The Nix Language for the Functionally Lazy OO Programmer

Nix comes with the powerful, functional Nix (programming) language to manage packages of many ecosystems at once; not just Javascript or Java like Node and Maven do. It’s like writing a declarative package.json or pom.xml file but on steroids: Besides dependency management we get flexible, reproducible development environments for free.

Read More

by Malte Neuss

Just Enough Nix For Programming

How to Setup Programming Environments with Nix Shell

With a few lines you can setup programming environments (compilers, packages, databases, browsers, and other tools from different ecosystems) with having only the Nix Package Manager installed.

Read More

by Malte Neuss

Just Enough Nix For Programming

How to Search For Apps and Tools within Nix Packages

Nix is very capable of managing dependencies and creating programming environments. Everything is bundled up as Nix packages. However, when we look for an app in a specific version, it can be difficult to find the right Nix package name.

Read More

by Malte Neuss

Just Enough Nix For Programming

Declarative App Builds and Environments: How to create Nix Derivations

Derivations are recipes to build and distribute apps of any ecosystem in Nix. They are similar to Docker files but better, because the Nix programming language permits functions like mkDerivation and mkShell that hide complex details.

Read More

by Malte Neuss

Just Enough Nix For Programming

How to Setup a Haskell Programming Environment with Nix

With a few lines you can setup your Haskell programming environment (compilers, packages, databases, browsers, and other tools from different ecosystems) with having only the Nix Package Manager installed.

Read More

by Malte Neuss