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Benedikt Bitterli combined photography with astronomy and tracked stars with C++11. He was able to track stars, and produce very nice images. He doesn’t claim to be an expert photographer, but looks like he did an excellent job.

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Benoit Bernard’s writeup of creating a distributed web crawler in Python is fantastic. With 4 supervisors managing 8 threads each, he managed to crawl over 40 pages/second on a single 512MB DigitalOcean instance. Once he implemented politeness, its distributed nature required architectural changes. Great read but now I want to build a web crawler in Elixir.

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Michael Burge injected a Chess Engine into Amazon Redshift. He wrote the chess engine in C, and he has a tutorial on how he did it if you're up for a game of chess. If you don’t want to set it up, you can click through the first game he successfully completed.

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Text editors had a big week. Atom introduced Atom IDE, which GitHub has been collaborating on with Facebook. Atom also announced version 1.20. New features include Git integration improvements, find and replace, and PostCSS support. But wait! There is more big news for text editors. Sublime Text 3.0 is here. New sublime features include syntax highlighting improvement, new color schemes, and touch input support on windows and touch bar support on macOS. Also, Emacs 25.3 released

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Have you ever wondered how FiveThirtyEight produced nice looking graphs? Wonder no more! Alexandru Olteanu takes you through making a FiveThirtyEight graph in Python. Start from nothing, and produce an aesthetically pleasing graph. Their graphs are cool, but too bad most of their projections after 2012 are wrong.

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Development Dregs

JavaScript memory management - Learn how to introduce fewer memory leaks

Journey From Node To Crystal - If you want to learn Crystal after reading this, check out the DailyDrip free intro videos to Crystal

Introducing Pytorch for fast.ai

CSS in JS is like replacing a broken screwdriver with your favorite hammer - CSS in JS is about as useful as inline CSS

Betting on the Web - Next week we’ll have a whole free series on progressive web apps

How to conduct a good Programming Interview - Coding interviews need to suck less, some good advice in here

Give away your code, but never your time - Any article with the top quote from Ryan Bigg is ok with me :)

What every software engineer should know about search - Search is one of those things that sounds way easier than it is in practice if you want it to be great.

Better Database Migrations in Postgres

I don’t know who the Web Audio API is designed for - I’ve built some stuff with WebAudio and it’s great for what I’ve used, but ScriptNode brings problems. AudioWorklet is coming!

So what’s this GraphQL thing I keep hearing about? - Another great deep-dive into GraphQL

What's so bad about Posix I/O

Intro to undo branches in Vim - I love these but all I ever remember is :Gundo

Google Developer Style Guide - Spend more time on docs, you’ll thank yourself later

Otoy is planning a blockchain peer-to-peer GPU rendering network - I’m down for anything that gets us closer to the metaverse

DOM Attributes in React 16 - tl;dr, unknown attributes will show up in the DOM now

Create a promise that reports progress

Every JavaScript framework tutorial written more than 5 minutes ago

Browser Elm Compiler - Luke Westby made the Elm Compiler work in WebWorkers for use in the new version of Ellie, the Elm live editor. Best time I’ve had reading a Haskell project in a while :)

Curl Backdoor Threat - The comments are more actionable than the article, but snarky.

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Dive Deeper - Improve your code quality with Linters

You should run a linter in your CI setup and in your editor. They will help your team write consistent and better code. Some of them (like Rubocop) can even fix style errors for you. Here are a few we think are fantastic :)

Lint your CSS and SCSS with stylelint

Lint your Ruby with Rubocop

In the python world Pylint

prettier for Javascript

Elm has elm-format

Elixir’s getting a built-in formatter soon

I use ale to interact with my linters in vim

Atom Linter - base linter package so you can run linters in Atom

Coala - A unified command-line interface for linting all of your code

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