⭐️ Weekly Report – Technology Reading Update – 25 Sep, 2020

  • by Iris Won
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1. Parallel vs Concurrent in Node.js

Parallel

In a heated debate over technicalities on the internet you may have heard the argument “Yeah, that may be concurrent but not parallel computing.” You’re wondering what do they mean anyways? What’s the difference? Most importantly, should I care? As it turns out, Node.


3. How To Say No, For The People Pleaser Who Always Says Yes

How

It can be tempting to say yes to things you just don’t want to do. Might as well just get it done so nothing bad happens, right? But there’s a high price for constantly aiming to make other people happy.


4. Trends #0032 — Micro-SaaS

Trends

Big SaaS companies solve lots of problems for lots of people. Micro-SaaS solves a specific problem for a specific group.


5. The Era of Visual Studio Code

The

The most important thing I look for when choosing which tools to use is longevity. Learning software is an investment, and if you have to switch to another application later, you lose some of that investment.


6. When Feature Flags Do And Don’t Make Sense

When

Over the past years, I’ve worked in multiple teams adopting very different strategies when it comes to feature flags. I’ve seen the pros and cons of both, and over time, I found myself disagreeing with any fundamentalist position on their use.


7. Guide to Software as a Service pricing

Guide

Stripe Atlas, which helps internet companies get up and running, frequently gets asked questions by software-as-a-service entrepreneurs on how to improve the pricing and packaging of their SaaS products.


8. We need young programmers; we need old programmers by Mark Seemann

We

The software industry loves young people, but old-timers serve an important purpose, too. Our culture idolises youth. There’s several reasons for this, I believe. Youth seems synonymous with vigour, strength, beauty, and many other desirable qualities.


9. I asked an online tracking company for all of my data and here’s what I found

I

We are a small and fiercely independent charity that picks big fights with companies and governments that attack your privacy, dignity, and freedom.


11. Lessons Learned from Running Postgres 13: Better Performance, Monitoring & More

Lessons

Postgres 13 is almost here. It’s been in beta since May, and the general availability release is coming any day. We’ve been following Postgres 13 closely here at pganalyze, and have been running the beta in one of our staging environments for several months now.


14. Why Not Rust?

I’ve recently read an article criticizing Rust, and, while it made a bunch of good points, I didn’t enjoy it — it was an easy to argue with piece. In general, I feel that I can’t recommend an article criticizing Rust.


15. Weekly To-do

Kubernetes Blog Post in Chinese Coding for MMSS



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