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Discord has been scaling with Elixir. Now with 5 million concurrent users, CTO of Discord, Stanislav Vishnevskiy, talked about how it came to be. He also said “Elixir has proven to be a great experience.” The article primarily focuses on production issues they ran across and how they fixed them. The Erlang Virtual Machine and ecosystem have comically good operations tooling. Come for the concurrency and pleasant macros, stay for the 30 year legacy!

Elixir is a lot of fun to write. It’s refreshing coming from a super OO language back to a functional language that has truly pragmatic frameworks like Phoenix. Get started with our free screencast series on Elixir and Phoenix.

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JetBrains did a survey of over 5,000 developers to find out the ‘State of the Developer Ecosystem.’ They found that Java is the most popular primary language, Javascript is the most used overall, and Go was found to be the most promising. They have some extremely interesting finds like 65% of developers are gamers, and only 6% of developers get over 8 hours of sleep. Take a look at all of the results. I feel like there is a bit of a survivorship bias in this survey though. Of course JetBrain’s network is dominated by Java/python/php devs, that’s mainly what their platform is used for. If we (DailyDrip) did a survey it’d be Elixir/Elm dominating (aka Hipster Languages), Judging by other sources like TIOBE the spreads are much different.

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In contrast to JetBrains, Waren Long analyzed how programming languages change over time on GitHub. Some of his findings include Python being more popular than Java, the popularity of Go remains relatively low and Perl is dying. He has some really cool graphs to visualize his findings as well.

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Graphcool made an open-source fullstack GraphQL tutorial website called ‘How to GraphQL.’ You can now quickly learn ‘How to GraphQL’ with React, Java, Elixir, and several other technologies. Take a look at the website, or the source code and install it locally.

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@BruceDawson0xB deep dives why he can’t move his mouse on a 24 core CPU. In the article, he deep dives into the trace to figure out why this is happening, ending on a bug in the serialization of processes in Windows.

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Development Dregs

UTF8 VS UTF8MB4 – What’s the difference? - encodings, how do they work? Web DRM Fight's are coming - Place your bets now! I’m betting on the coalition of mega-corps that fund the w3c. Toward Go 2 - Go team want feedback on what should change in the next major release of Go Using Tesseract OCR with Python - the computers, they can read! Alternative View Layers for an Elm App ClojureScript is not an Island: Integrating Node Modules - NPM finds its way into everything Why you should, actually, rewrite it in Rust - Or at least part of your app 27,000 errors in the Tizen operating system - Tizen is getting beat up a lot in the press this week OpenBSD and the modern laptop - OpenBSD is great, but for a daily work machine? babylon.js 3.0 Ubuntu now available from the Windows Store! - Because downloading a Docker instance is so difficult Your first service worker - Background workers in JS Pragmatic Functional Programming - Uncle Bob argues for FP in a multicore environment (is this real life?) Modeling Agents with Probabilistic Programs - Full ebook on Rational Agent modelling Building Modern Web Applications in 2017 - A nice primer if you’re trying to get a lay of the land these days What Social Medias And Zombies Have In Common? [Talk] Going Serverless: Building Scalable Applications with the Serverless Framework and AWS Lambda [Slides] - I’ve only fiddled briefly with the Serverless Framework. Related: there’s a way to build Serverless Elm apps too!
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Dive Deeper - Cryptocurrency ICOs

In honor of Tezos raising the largest ICO in history, let’s chat about ICOs.

ICOs: Magic Beans And Bubble Machines Tezos ICO raises $200 million in 4 days, still has 8 days to go - Mashable has a less-favorable take on the Tezos ICO. I’m personally intensely interested, having first learned of it at Strangeloop 2016. OCaml! Tezos Overview, Position Paper, and Whitepaper Michelson, Tezos’ stack-based language
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