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Welcome back and a happy new year! 🎇
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Generics facilitators in Go
2 min · rakyll.org
Jaana Dogan introduces a workaround for Go’s lack of parameterised methods.
Preventing Log4j with Capabilities
7 min · 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?
32 min · 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
4 min · 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
12 min · apenwarr.ca
apenwarr describes the complicated relationship of paying for open source and how paying for gifts does not work.
Labs & Simulation Environments
8 min · jacobian.org
Jacob Kaplan-Moss describes best practices when doing lab or simulation environment work sample tests.
Contexts and capabilities in Rust
9 min · tmandry.gitlab.io
Tyler Mandry describes their idea of having contexts and capabilities in Rust.
Three Minor Features in Go 1.18
4 min · blog.carlmjohnson.net
Carl M. Johnson about three minor features in Go 1.18:
Trying Out Generics in Go
6 min · 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
8 min · cuddly-octo-palm-tree.com
Gary Verhaegen explains
nix-shell with concrete examples on how to get started.
Fix the unit test and open a giant hole everywhere
4 min · 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
4 min · 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
3 min · 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
5 min · 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
4 min · randsinrepose.com
Michael Lopp about the personal value of things and their new custom-made bookshelf.
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