/Industry News

QA Wolf Exits Stealth With An End-To-End Service For Software Testing

tl;dr: QA Wolf has exited stealth, securing $20 million for its platform that automates and ostensibly streamlines the process of testing web-accessible software apps.

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Docker Is Deleting Open Source Organisations - What You Need To Know

- Alex Ellis tl;dr: “Yesterday, Docker sent an email to any Docker Hub user who had created an "organisation", telling them their account will be deleted including all images, if they do not upgrade to a paid team plan. The email contained a link to a tersely written PDF (since, silently edited) which was missing many important details which caused significant anxiety and additional work for open source maintainers.” Alex discusses the implications of this.

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Inside The Lab That’s Growing Mushroom Computers

- Charlotte Hu tl;dr: “…Researchers can use the presence or absence of a spike as their zero or one, and code the different timing and spacing of the spikes that are detected to correlate to the various gates seen in computer programming language (or, and, etc). Further, if you stimulate mycelium at two separate points, then conductivity between them increases, and they communicate faster, and more reliably, allowing memory to be established. This is like how brain cells form habits.”

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What Big Tech Layoffs Suggest For The Industry

- Gergely Orosz tl;dr: Gergely discusses rapid shifts in the engineering job market. "It’s certain we’ll see a correction of 2021-22’s hiring frenzy and it’s a given that Big Tech will hire much less this year than in 2022, while the question remains whether other large tech companies will follow suit and announce layoffs in the coming months."

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Record-Breaking Chip Can Transmit Entire Internet's Traffic Per Second

- Michael Irving tl;dr: "The speed record for data transmission using a single light source and optical chip has been shattered once again. Engineers have transmitted data at a blistering rate of 1.84 petabits per second (Pbit/s), almost twice the global internet traffic per second."

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Announcing KataOS And Sparrow

tl;dr: "KataOS is also implemented almost entirely in Rust, which provides a strong starting point for software security, since it eliminates entire classes of bugs, such as off-by-one errors and buffer overflows."

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The Scoop: Inside the Longest Atlassian Outage of All Time

- Gergely Orosz tl;dr: Gergely covers a timeline of events, cause of the outage, what customers are saying, the impact of the outage on Atlassian’s business, learnings from this outage, and more. 

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Announcing Interop 2022

- Anne van Kesteren James Graham tl;dr: "Interop 2022 is a cross-browser initiative to find and address the most important interoperability pain points on the web platform. The end result is a public metric that will assess progress toward fixing these interoperability issues."

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Open Source Maintainer Pulls The Plug On Npm Packages Colors And Faker, Now What?

- Liran Tal tl;dr: "The open source maintainer of the wildly popular npm package colors intentionally introduced an offending commit that adds an infinite loop to the source code. The infinite loop is triggered and executed immediately upon initialization of the package’s source code, and would result in a DoS."

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Rust Takes A Major Step Forward As Linux's Second Official Language

- Steven Vaughan-Nichols tl;dr: "Today, not only is Rust, the high-level system language moving closer to Linux, it's closer than ever with the next "patch series to add support for Rust as a second language to the Linux kernel."

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