Digests » 361

this week's favorite

Planes Won’t Land Just Because You Built a Runway in Your Backyard

There was nothing wrong with the new system… except one major flaw. It was too complex for a small startup team to maintain. We had built a Formula One race car, that makes frequent pit-stops and requires very specialized maintenance, when we needed a Toyota Corolla that goes on for years and years on just the oil change.

10 Most(ly dead) Influential Programming Languages

The other day I read 20 most significant programming languages in history, a “preposterous table I just made up.” He certainly got preposterous right: he lists Go as “most significant” but not ALGOL, Smalltalk, or ML. He also leaves off Pascal because it’s “mostly dead”. Preposterous! That defeats the whole point of what “significant in history” means.

How I Became a Better Programmer

Let me be clear that these are only a few tips for improving your skills. Ultimately you need to figure out what works best for you. These are just things that I have found helpful.

Things you can do with a browser in 2020

It's 2020, and browsers can do amazing stuff. This repo contains a non-exhaustive list of less-known features implemented in browsers today.

Speeding up Linux disk encryption

Data encryption at rest is a must-have for any modern Internet company. Many companies, however, don't encrypt their disks, because they fear the potential performance penalty caused by encryption overhead.

projects

Exploding Topics

Exploding Topics scours the internet to find exploding trends before they take off.