/Industry News

Unicode 14.0.0

tl;dr: "Unicode 14.0 adds 838 characters, for a total of 144,697 characters. These additions include 5 new scripts, for a total of 159 scripts, as well as 37 new emoji characters."

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Day Of The Programmer

tl;dr: "An international day celebrated on the 256th (hexadecimal 100th) day of each year, September 13 during common years and September 12 in leap years." Please celebrate today since you just learned about it.

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OpenAI Codex

tl;dr: "Our AI system that translates natural language to code... Codex can now interpret simple commands in natural language and execute them on the user’s behalf - making it possible to build a natural language interface to existing applications"

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How Estonia's Management Of Legacy IT Has Helped It Weather The Pandemic

- Robert Charette tl;dr: "Estonia embarked on a program to digitalize government operations and planned the extensive use of the internet to allow its citizens to communicate and interact with the government." Robert discusses how various infrastructure previously set helped the govt battle the pandemic.

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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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