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- Generics facilitators in Go (rakyll.org)
Jaana Dogan introduces a workaround for Go’s lack of parameterised methods.
- Preventing Log4j with Capabilities (justinpombrio.net)
Justin Pombrio about the concept of capabilities and how they could’ve prevented the Log4j disaster. I want this in every language!
- Why is my Rust build so slow? (fasterthanli.me)
Amos dives deep into Rust build-times and the impact of splitting a project up into crates or using a different linker.
- Sustainable creativity in a world without copyright (drewdevault.com)
Drew DeVault paints a picture of a world without copyright and how artists will benefit from it.
- The Gift of It's Your Problem Now (apenwarr.ca)
apenwarr describes the complicated relationship of paying for open source and how paying for gifts does not work.
- Labs & Simulation Environments (jacobian.org)
Jacob Kaplan-Moss describes best practices when doing lab or simulation environment work sample tests.
- Contexts and capabilities in Rust (tmandry.gitlab.io)
Tyler Mandry describes their idea of having contexts and capabilities in Rust.
- Three Minor Features in Go 1.18 (blog.carlmjohnson.net)
Carl M. Johnson about three minor features in Go 1.18:
- Trying Out Generics in Go (markphelps.me)
Mark Phelps tried out the new generics in Go 1.18 and has a few tips to get started.
- Tools You Should Know About: nix-shell (cuddly-octo-palm-tree.com)
Gary Verhaegen explains
nix-shellwith concrete examples on how to get started.
- Fix the unit test and open a giant hole everywhere (rachelbythebay.com)
Rachel tells the story of a small change in a commonly used internal package lead to severe security issues.
- My negative views on Rust (chrisdone.com)
This newsletter has a lot of (pro) Rust news, so here’s a piece by Chris Done that shows their negative views on the language.
Cutting Room Floor
- (mac)OStalgia (swallowmygraphicdesign.com)
Michael Feeney built a Mac OS 9 UI Kit for Figma and proceeded to imagine Spotify, Slack, Chrome and more in a Mac OS 9 look.
- Hacking Stories #2 - The virus that came in from the cold (kerkour.com)
Another fictional hacking story by Sylvain Kerkour about a revengeful person who hacks their previous employer using a supply chain attack.
- Five Thousand Stories (randsinrepose.com)
Michael Lopp about the personal value of things and their new custom-made bookshelf.
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