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In San Francisco, contractors are potentially making more than full-time employees. On average, contract workers are making $214,000 compared to full-time workers salary $134,000. Hired.com’s data also showed contract work is up 4% since 2015. Read a full writeup on the data by the San Francisco Business Times.

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Keybase launched encrypted git. The feature is end-to-end encrypted, and is a free alternative to Github private repositories. You can also clone an existing repository from GitHub, Gitlab, or Bitbucket as well.  

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Mozilla awarded $539,000 to OSS projects. Top awards went to Ushahidi ($194,000), Webpack ($125,000) and RiseUp ($100,000). Read more about MOSS (Mozilla Open Source Support), and recent open source projects Mozilla is supporting.

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Are you ready to get your Hacktoberfest on? We want to help you. DailyDrip will be holding a Remote Hackathon to help people contribute to open source projects to get their Hacktoberfest PRs in. DailyDrip’s Remote Hacktoberfest Hackathon will be from Oct. 13-15, but Hacktoberfest is all month long. Register for the Hackathon weekend, and we’ll code something awesome together.

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Development Dregs

Floating Point Visually Explained - excellent if you don’t want to have to say “mantissa”.

Practical statically typed functional programming language implementation with Go and LLVM

Dictionary and Set Improvements in Swift 4.0

Javascript : The Curious Case of Null >= 0 - explaining why !(null > 0) && !(null == 0) but null >= 0

Diminishing returns of static typing & Orange Site Comments - I like the premise of the article, but I don’t particularly agree with it. Is that weird?

Building and using a 29-year-old compiler on a modern system - sometimes you climb the mountain just because it’s there

VSCode Integrated Terminal Performance Improvements

From design patterns to category theory - a really nice intro to category theory by way of GoF patterns

url-to-pdf-api Web page PDF rendering

Lessons from migrating a large codebase to React 16 - if you’re planning the migration, you would benefit from reading this.

Don’t Waste Your Time With MySQL Full-Text Search - s/Full-Text Search//

Compiling vs Polyfills with Babel (JavaScript)

Matcha - iOS and Android apps in Go - really cool

Introducing Cloud Firestore: Our New Document Database for Apps

Streams: a new general purpose data structure in Redis.

Interesting Codebases & Interesting Orange Site Comments - if you like this sort of thing, check out the AOSA book.

Style2paints - AI can paint on a sketch according to a given specific color style - pretty fast turnaround from a research paper to a usable app - I feel like we just read this paper!

High-Level Dependency Strategies in Elm

Intriguing CSS Level 4 Selectors

Uncle Bob and Silver Bullets

6 reasons to vote for PWA

Don’t Go to a Software Conference for the Technical Stuff

Colony: A platform for open organizations - This takes an idea I’ve long wished would hit the mainstream, and (usefully!) sprinklines in cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency Market State Visualization

The death of “front-end developers”

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