Friday, 6 October, 2017 UTC


Trending this week on the DailyDrip Distillery
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In San Francisco, contractors are potentially making more than full-time employees. On average, contract workers are making $214,000 compared to full-time workers salary $134,000.’s data also showed contract work is up 4% since 2015. Read a full writeup on the data by the San Francisco Business Times.
Keybase launched encrypted git. The feature is end-to-end encrypted, and is a free alternative to Github private repositories. You can also clone an existing repository from GitHub, Gitlab, or Bitbucket as well.
Mozilla awarded $539,000 to OSS projects. Top awards went to Ushahidi ($194,000), Webpack ($125,000) and RiseUp ($100,000). Read more about MOSS (Mozilla Open Source Support), and recent open source projects Mozilla is supporting.
Are you ready to get your Hacktoberfest on? We want to help you. DailyDrip will be holding a Remote Hackathon to help people contribute to open source projects to get their Hacktoberfest PRs in. DailyDrip’s Remote Hacktoberfest Hackathon will be from Oct. 13th - 15th, but Hacktoberfest is all month long. Register for the Hackathon weekend, and we’ll code something awesome together.
Development Dregs
  • Floating Point Visually Explained - excellent if you don’t want to have to say mantissa.
  • Practical statically typed functional programming language implementation with Go and LLVM
  • Dictionary and Set Improvements in Swift 4.0
  • Javascript : The Curious Case of Null >= 0 - explaining why !(null > 0) && !(null == 0) but null >= 0
  • Diminishing returns of static typing & Orange Site Comments - I like the premise of the article, but I don’t particularly agree with it. Is that weird?
  • Building and using a 29-year-old compiler on a modern system - sometimes you climb the mountain just because it’s there
  • VSCode Integrated Terminal Performance Improvements
  • From design patterns to category theory - a really nice intro to category theory by way of GoF patterns
  • url-to-pdf-api Web page PDF rendering
  • Lessons from migrating a large codebase to React 16 - if you’re planning the migration, you would benefit from reading this.
  • Don’t Waste Your Time With MySQL Full-Text Search - s/Full-Text Search//
  • Compiling vs Polyfills with Babel (JavaScript)
  • Matcha - iOS and Android apps in Go - really cool
  • Introducing Cloud Firestore: Our New Document Database for Apps
  • Streams: a new general purpose data structure in Redis.
  • Interesting Codebases & Interesting Orange Site Comments - if you like this sort of thing, check out the AOSA book.
  • Style2paints - AI can paint on a sketch according to a given specific color style - pretty fast turnaround from a research paper to a usable app - I feel like we just read this paper!
  • High-Level Dependency Strategies in Elm
  • Intriguing CSS Level 4 Selectors
  • Uncle Bob and Silver Bullets
  • 6 reasons to vote for PWA
  • Don’t Go to a Software Conference for the Technical Stuff
  • Colony: A platform for open organizations - This takes an idea I’ve long wished would hit the mainstream, and (usefully!) sprinklines in cryptocurrency.
  • Cryptocurrency Market State Visualization
  • The death of front-end developers
Blog Posts this week from DailyDrip
  • Ecto vs Activerecord
  • Hello World With Js And Setting Up Your Development Environment
  • Essentials For Getting Started In Javascript - A List Of Helpful Resources For A Javascript Beginner
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by Matthew