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The most impressive story this week comes from Emil Wallner, who shows how to use Neural Networks to colorize black and white photographs. Also check out the original post where a user used a similar bot to troll a colorization subreddit -- very cool work. I wonder what would happen if you only trained the NN with HDR images? Related, and also cool is this Perceptually uniform color spaces, just to scratch your programmatic color theory itch.
Mozilla, Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and the W3C are collaborating to make the MDN web docs fully cross browser. MDN easily has the best html/css/js documentation on the net, and with this new partnership they are hoping to make it accurate for all the big browsers. A Product Advisory Board has been formed to guide the partnership.
Have you ever thought the ‘top talent’ on your team could be holding a project back? You are not alone. Jonathan Solórzano-Hamilton tells a story about how firing the top talent on his team was the best decision they ever made. Make sure to read the whole article, and the 🔥🔥 mixed opinions🔥🔥 in the comments. Also, read Tony Robinson’s response, and the conversation about his response on the orange website.
PayPal introduced a new open source suite to make cross-domain iframes and requests easier. The tools in the suite include grumbler, post-robot, xcomponent & more. Take a look at the whole suite. Great for all your ifame needs, can’t wait to try this one!
Web Audio Modem - The beauty of the baud!
Introducing React-Static — A progressive static-site framework for React! - another static site gen, but this time for react
Introducing Liveupdate - update an app without downtime in IncludeOS
The perfect Front-End Checklist for modern websites and meticulous developers - Pretty close to perfect 👍
Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office - Not technical, but devs understand this.
Vim after 15 years - Still can’t exit, and keep putting `d`s all over my files
AlphaGo Zero: Learning from scratch - It took 21 days to beat the world champ 3 out of 3 times.
My 20-Year Experience of Software Development Methodologies - TLDR: It’s all Chaos
Why we switched from Python to Go - Because the other articles about this topic didn’t convince you.
Clojure and Scala are less bug-prone, Python induces more defects, study shows - Python is getting dumped on a lot, but we still 💖 Python