/Industry News

Stack Overflow Acquired By Prosus For $1.8 Billion

tl;dr: Stack Overflow will continue to operate independently. Prosus is a SA based company and primary shareholder of Chinese gaming mega co & WeChat developer, Tencent.

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GitHub CLI 1.0 Is Now Available

- Amanda Pinsker tl;dr: With GitHub CLI 1.0, you can run your GitHub workflow from the terminal, from issues through releases, call the API to script nearly any action, and set a custom alias for any command, and more.

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Laying The Foundation For Rust's Future

tl;dr: As a result of the re-org and layoffs at Mozilla "the Rust Core Team and Mozilla are happy to announce plans to create a Rust foundation," planned to be up and running by the end of the year."

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Mozilla: The Greatest Tech Company Left Behind

- Matthew MacDonald tl;dr: "Mozilla is a company with a long history of moving the world of web standards forward. And its crisis should concern us all." Some of its contributions have gone under the radar - Rust, HTML5, Asm.js and MDN. Click on the link in this tweet if paywalled.

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How To Save Mozilla

- Daphne Preston-Kendal tl;dr: "Google is to blame for not renewing the contract that gives Mozilla a share of the ad revenue from the Firefox search bar." Ways to support Mozilla include writing to lawmakers to prompt an investigation into Google’s anti-competitive practices, "actually use Firefox", and more.

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Berners-Lee 'Sorry' For Slashes

tl;dr: "Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, has confessed that the // in a web address were actually "unnecessary"."

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The State Of Developer Ecosystem 2020

tl;dr: "Feedback from 19,696 developers whom we surveyed helped us identify the latest trends around tools, technologies, programming languages."

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Bye, Amazon

- Tim Bray tl;dr: Tim resigned his role at Amazon in protest of the company's mistreatment of warehouse workers. He cites the critical role of power balances. Employees at AWS are not mistreated nor considered disposable the way warehouse workers are. 

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tl;dr: "A blog platform for developers, for everything coding. Not for content-marketing disguised as programming tutorials. Not for advertisement blended with sincerely interesting pieces."

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The Soul Of A New Computer Company

- Bryan Cantrill tl;dr: Bryan Catrill is launching Oxide, a new computer company that comes from a deep-rooted philosophy that hardware and software should each be built with the each other in mind ground-up.

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