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- In Walking in my (Electron) shoes Gergely Nagy writes about having to deal with hate (!!) received from people for developing on Electron. Since I started moving Beast to Electron, I’ve also had several interesting discussions (but not
hatefulencounters) with people claiming that it must be slow or resource wasteful, both of which I couldn’t confirm in my experiments.
- Looks like
Mesh: Compacting Memory Management for C/C++ Applicationshas some novel ideas for
movingmemory allocations in the face of exposed memory pointers.
UPDATE: Here’s my take on how that relates to GSlice: GSlice considerations and possible improvements
The online newspaper subscription model is about to end (subscription-pocalypse), as is pretty much the entire business model of the newspaper industry. Jeremy Littau (Journalism prof) gives the news industry highlights in a Twitter thread and has some impressive graphics:
The new C++ module system is the one thing I’ve eagerly been looking forward to, similar to most developers with a nag for C++. It comes as a surprise how little attention is given to practical considerations in the recent developments around modules, as outlined by C++ Modules Might Be Dead-on-Arrival (HN).
The GUUG (German Unix User Group) started its calls for presentations and tutorials (deadline 15th Feb) for this years conference in Karlsruhe, 9.-12. April: GUUG FFP CFP (abbrv rlz!)
- Apparently, a flatscreen TV icon is the US version of
Vorsicht Glas: TV on Bike Box