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Birth & Death of JavaScript

Absolutely brilliant talk from Gary Bernhardt about JavaScript. Appearance of asm.js and all the low-level fun, that was going on in 2000’s.

This science fiction / comedy / absurdist / completely serious talk traces the history of JavaScript, and programming in general, from 1995 until 2035. It’s not pro- or anti-JavaScript; the language’s flaws are discussed frankly, but its ultimate impact on the industry is tremendously positive. For Gary’s more serious (and less futuristic) thoughts on programming, try some Destroy All Software screencasts.

It’s my 90s

3 years ago, I wrote about this great video from Vimeo user MorskoiKotik. This time it’s a throwback to 90s nostalgia:

We are going to build a framework!

And they built it!

Ember global meetup: building great products by engineering culture

Great video about building excellent engineering culture by Juan Pablo Burritica from EmberJS community.

Project Soli: things I missed in May’15

Project Soli page:

The Soli sensor can track sub-millimeter motions at high speed and accuracy. It fits onto a chip, can be produced at scale, and can be used inside even small wearable devices.

An update from TechCrunch on 2016 research results:

Soli has a new trick up its sleeve thanks to researchers at Scotland’s University of St. Andrews (via The Verge) – it can now identify objects, using radar to determine both the exterior shape and internal structure of whatever it’s sensing to tell you what the thing is. It’s not fool-proof, since it has difficulty determining the difference between objects made up of similar material with similar density, and it has to train the system on what an object is before it can be identified.

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