Month: April 2017

Readings for Lunch — [ 26 Apr 2017 ]

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Queen's House – Golden ratio by Marcello Teodori (source)

REACT

Painting with code

Introducing Airbnb new open source library React Sketch.app, a tool they built to help bridge the gap between designers and engineers working on design systems at scale.

CAREER

Software developers after 40 who are still coding

The median U.S. worker is 42.
However, StackOverflow’s survey on age shows that there are just about 13% of developers after 40.
nIs software development really a dead end job after 40?

Readings for Lunch — [ 24 Apr 2017 ]

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Life on Earth – In case you haven't seen one yet, a baby bison… (source)

STARTUP

Is the Silicon Valley dynasty coming to an end?

Ethical lapses at some of the tech industry's biggest companies suggest a chilling reality of what really matters in the world's most rollicking economy.

PROGRAMMING

How to write a simple operating system

How to write and build your first operating system in x86 assembly language, explaining what you need, and how to take it further.

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 Apr 2017 ]

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Dieter Rams 10 Principles of Design *Updated Edition 2017 (source)

SECURITY

Intent to Deprecate and Remove: Trust in existing Symantec-issued Certificates

Symantec Corporation mis-issued at least 30,000 certificates over a period spanning several years. The Google Chrome team is taking hard measures.

OPEN SOURCE

Developing in the Open

Ben Scott, Technical Lead for the BBC Programmes website, explains why they have decided to switch to a more open mindset for their new projects, and what are the benefits of this approach (already proved by GDS, The Guardian, and The Financial Times).

Readings for Lunch — [ 18 Apr 2017 ]

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Bank Of Canada Urges “STAR TREK” Fans To Stop “Spocking” Their Fivers (source)

STARTUP

101 London Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter

“Where are all of the women in tech?” and “Where are all of the women startup founders?” Well, here's a list for London, with founders, techies, tech press, and investors.

SPACE

Cassini's Grand Finale

After 20 years travelling in the space and collecting data on Saturn and its moons, Nasa has decided to end the journey of the spacecraft by crashing it into the atmosphere of the planet – but not without doing some amazing science on the way.

Readings for Lunch — [ 10 Apr 2017 ]

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California's Rare "Super Bloom" Just Got Even More Eye-Popping (source)

DEVELOPMENT

Using the new Chrome DevTools “Code Coverage” feature

Code Coverage lets you run your web app, and for each JS/CSS file, see which lines of code ran and which didn’t. Useful for deleting dead/unused code 🙂

STORIES

Six Dots: The Remarkable Life and Legacy of Child Inventor Louis Braille

How a tenacious boy created one of the most life-changing inventions in human history.

Readings for Lunch — [ 04 Apr 2017 ]

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Exciting worlds of ebony and industrial zones – Эстетика ебеней (source)

COMPONENTS

Jest styled components

A small library that allows you to seamlessly use Styled Components with Jest's snapshot testing.
In this lightning talk Michele Bertoli is going to demo it.

FLYING

Mosquitoes: a completely new approach to flight

Within the insect world, mosquitoes have a distinctive flight. Researchers have figured out the physics behind their flight.