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This Week in Code, October 31st

ben profile image Ben Halpern ・2 min read

Happy Halloween! In case you missed any of it, here are some of the most noteworthy links for the past week.

Eve Dubbed "Programming designed for humans", Eve is a programming language and IDE that is certainly flashy. It remains to be seen whether. The ideas behind Eve are certainly polarizing. Eve is designed to make the development experience more streamlined and intuitive, but it's easy to be skeptical.

Git from the inside out A thorough essay on the underpinnings of Git, fundamentals to help build a mental model.

Apple released a new MacBook Pro One of the most popular dev machines got a new iteration this week. Reviews from our community are mixed at best. There are certainly concerns that Apple is trending away from being a usable machine for software development.

Next.js A small JavaScript framework for server-rendered universal JavaScript webapps, built on top of React, Webpack and Babel.

Happiness is a Boring Stack "I can't tell you how nice it is to have software in production on a boring stack. It gives you freedom to do other things."

UTF-8 Everywhere Manifesto A document promoting the usage and support of UTF-8 encoding which aims to convince us that it should be the default choice of encoding for storing text strings in memory or on disk, for communication and all other uses.

Applying the Linus Torvalds “Good Taste” Coding Requirement Making sense of what Linus Torvalds means when he talks about developers who have “good taste.” How do these developers conceptualize the tasks and define the right boundaries?


Practical Bottles of OOP with Sandi Metz The popular Rubyist discusses here career, object oriented programming and her new book.

Ad Fraud with Ben Trenda A look into how companies fight ad fraud, and how prevalent the phenomenon is.


This week's #DevDiscuss Twitter chat was about functional programming, here are the highlights.

This week's topic has not yet been picked. The poll will go out later today on Twitter. #DevDiscuss is a weekly Twitter chat every Tuesday at 9pm EDT(UTC-0400).

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