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Programming Digest#455


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Programming in 1987 versus today

The year is 2022 and 35 years later, I still remember that damned sentence. The year was 1987 and I was writing a text adventure in BASIC for the COCO 2.

How Node.js works: A look behind the scenes

To set the stage for this tutorial, we will start by learning a bit about nodejs architecture, and I will represent this architecture in terms of node.js dependencies which are just a couple of libraries on which nodejs depends on.

How JPEG compression works

Explaining the magic steps behind JPEG compression.

My first impressions of web3

Despite considering myself a cryptographer, I have not found myself particularly drawn to “crypto.” I don’t think I’ve ever actually said the words “get off my lawn,” but I’m much more likely to click on Pepperidge Farm Remembers flavored memes about how “crypto” used to mean “cryptography” than I am the latest NFT drop.

Memory leaks: The forgotten side of web performance

I’ve researched and learned enough about client-side memory leaks to know that most web developers aren’t worrying about them too much. If a web app leaks 5 MB on every interaction, but it still works and nobody notices, then does it matter?


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