Why is Julia’s Flux Catching Fire for ML?

Bruce Tate
5 min readFeb 10, 2021

If you’re doing machine learning today, you’ve probably noticed that Julia is climbing language popularity charts like a rocket. Language adoption is sometimes tricky, but in this case, I believe the answer is clear. In the next series of articles, I am going to show how Julia ties together a hungry community and a few critical features that feed into one critical library: Zygote.

In this article, we’ll begin to set the tone. We’ll look at the forces at play that led to the seed community that gave Julia it’s initial foothold. Next time, we’ll look at the…

Bruce Tate

Bruce Tate is the founder of Groxio, a training and education company for programmers. He’s the author of more than a dozen books and an avid outdoor enthusiast