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The W3C published their recommendation for Encrypted Media Extensions. Implementing EME requires browser implementers to include a proprietary component into their browsers. This is what is known in “the lingo” as <blink>breaking the freaking open web</blink>. As a result of this recommendation being published, the EFF has now resigned from the W3C. This comes after the EFF filed the first ever formal appeal against this recommendation.

The W3C was supposed to be about consensus and compromise. Technically, 58% is a majority, but historically all measures have been passed with more full consensus. In reality, this is what it looks like when media conglomerates force a big lock onto a formally open system so they can sell you more animated videos.

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Have you ever wondered how much money you should be making at your job? Great news! Stack Overflow has a tool to tell you precisely how much you should be making based on your years of experience, education level, and location. Tech Crunch wrote all about it, and you can go test out the tool yourself to make sure your salary is up to par.

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You might should switch VIM or Pycharm if you are about to take a technical interview. According to Triplebytes data, developers using these one of these two editors have a much higher pass rate of technical quizzes than developers using other editors. Developers that used eclipse had the least success.

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CoffeeScript 2 was announced this week to mixed fanfare. Everyone is impressed by an almost-dead project getting picked up and a major version released, a big win for Open Source. The ongoing debate between straight ES6 and pre-processors continues on the orange site, with many developers impressed by the new offerings, but not enough to move from ES6. This could be a big boon for the Ember community, where CoffeeScript has a much higher adoption rate. CoffeeScript helped move the needle on JavaScript getting better. I’m happy it’s moving forward - maybe it can continue the trend.

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Swift released version 4.0. The release has some major updates including improved stability and new features like archival and serialization while providing compatibility with Swift 3. See all the new updates in Swift 4.0 on the Swift blog.

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Development Dregs

Bringing the web up to speed with WebAssembly

Schrödinger's Tcl  - Some orange-website comments tried to suggest there was a justification for this. Can’t we just appreciate play anymore?

To type or not to type: quantifying detectable bugs in JavaScript

iTerm2 Leaks Everything You Hover in Your Terminal via DNS Requests - oops

The Worst Computer Bugs in History: Race conditions in Therac-25

Chrome to force .dev domains to HTTPS via preloaded HSTS - i hate that .dev is a TLD, .localhost is a lot of extra characters to type

Open Sourcing Liberty - OSS Java Microservices runtime from IBM. Props for open-sourcing it.

Put your multiple online personalities in Firefox Multi-Account Containers - You can now have segregated cookiejars for specific tabs. Very useful for devs.

How to hack a turned-off computer, or running unsigned code in intel management engine - Reminder to be scared. We figure out how scared in December :)

On React and WordPress - WordPress abandoning React as a result of the Patent license outcome is a Good Thing - it will build support for a competitor that is more Free.

Discover the world of microcontrollers through Rust! - [Free Book] “This book is an "introductory course" on microcontroller-based "embedded systems" that uses Rust as the teaching language rather than the usual C/C++.”

Clocks for Software Engineers - Ticks matter

All the Linear Algebra You Need for AI

The Future of HHVM

Efficient Augmented Reality for the Web - 60fps for mobile with AR bits? sweet.

Numba: High-Performance Python with CUDA Acceleration

PulseAudio under the hood - If you were looking for a ~75-page in-depth writeup of how modern linux audio works, boy have I got a deal for you. TIL PulseAudio supports AirPlay out of the box, for instance.

How I got to 200 productive hours a month - really nice writeup of time optimization, but this quote from the article should live with you: Life should come first in the "work-life balance.

PocketBeagle – A $25 open-source USB-key-fob computer - I want to run Nerves in my pocket all the time. I’m not sure what for, but reasons are for silly people.

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Blog Posts this week from DailyDrip

A Case For Linters - What’s your favorite linter?

How Complexity Classes Can Help You Avoid A Bar Fight!

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