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Designing a Contemporary Rust Class at Stanford: Safety in Packages Programming
Designing a Contemporary Rust Class at Stanford: S...

Writing quality software is hard. Sometimes, software breaks in entertaining ways. However, when software runs everything from personal assistants like Alexa and Google Home to banking to elections, some bugs can be much more severe. This past quarter, Armin Namavari and I tried teaching a class about how to write software that sucks just a…

The Absolute No-Frills Fairly Ignorant Incomplete Newbie’s Files to Smalltalk
The Absolute No-Frills Fairly Ignorant Incomplete ...

For the second month in a row, this publication focus its spotlight on a particular programming language. Last month Graham started his piece about Java with the following words: Let me start with an admission: it took me weeks to work out what to talk about for the Java issue of De Programmatica Ipsum. There…

When Vegetation Fade to Conflict
When Vegetation Fade to Conflict

Compared to the hectic rush of our bipedal world, a plant’s life may appear an oasis of tranquility. But look a little closer. The voracious appetites of pests put plants under constant stress: They have to fight just to stay alive. And fight they do. Far from being passive victims, plants have evolved potent defenses:…

An earlier universe can still be noticed today, says Roger Penrose
An earlier universe can still be noticed today, sa...

Sir Roger Penrose during interview with Austria Presse Agentur at Institute of Science and Technology, Klosterneuburg, Austria. Sir Roger Penrose Interview at Institute of Science and Technology, Viena, Austria - 21 May 2015 Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. He is the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor…

PostgreSQL neighborhood affect of 2nd Quadrant favor
PostgreSQL neighborhood affect of 2nd Quadrant fav...

This blog is about my work on the Postgres open source database, and is published on Planet PostgreSQL. PgLife allows monitoring of all Postgres community activity. Community Impact of 2nd Quadrant Purchase Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Last week 2nd Quadrant was purchased by edb. While this is certainly good news for these companies, it can…

Roof blows off unusual Tesla Model Y
Roof blows off unusual Tesla Model Y

On the left, the Chien family's new Tesla Model Y when they picked it up from the dealership. On the right, a photo after the roof flew off. Courtesy of Nathaniel Chien; Samantha Lee/Business Insider The Chien family was driving their Tesla Model Y home on Sunday, after purchasing it that morning, when the roof…

Prove HN: CLI easy-textual issue notes & bookmarks with Git, sync, encryption, and extra
Prove HN: CLI easy-textual issue notes & book...

nb is a command line note-taking, bookmarking, archiving, and knowledge base application with: plain-text data storage, encryption, filtering and search, Git-backed versioning and syncing, Pandoc-backed conversion, global and local notebooks, customizable color themes, extensibility through plugins, and more, all in a single portable, user-friendly script. nb creates notes in text-based formats like Markdown, Emacs Org…

Why Accomplish Mirrors Flip Issues Horizontally nonetheless No longer Vertically? Here is the Physics
Why Accomplish Mirrors Flip Issues Horizontally no...

Mirror image is a tricky thing, but it's pretty clear when you look at words in a reflection, that mirrors flip things horizontally rather than vertically. Or, at least it seems that that's the case. For example, when you hold up a sign saying "Food" in the mirror", it reads a backwards "dooF", but the…

DuckDuckGo Founding Member in World Privateness Protect specialize in about over Requirements Effort
DuckDuckGo Founding Member in World Privateness Pr...

We believe online privacy should be simple and accessible to everyone, period. With the introduction of privacy regulations worldwide, consumers are gaining more rights to limit the sale and sharing of their personal data. While this is a great idea in theory, it doesn't amount to much if it is hard for consumers to take…

The Total AWS Lambda Manual for Beginners
The Total AWS Lambda Manual for Beginners

Welcome to the Serverless world. One of the first things you’ll hear about is AWS Lambda - and you’ll continue to keep hearing about it! While architecture can be serverless without Lambdas involved, it’s very often the key component within a serverless application. In the first post of this 3-part AWS Lambda Handbook series, we…

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