- Benchmarking Ruby's Heap: malloc, tcmalloc, jemalloc
An analysis of heap allocation in Ruby: comparing stock Ruby using regular old malloc (Linux glibc) to alternative heap allocators: tcmalloc and jemalloc.
- Shipping system fonts to GitHub.com
GitHub updated its UI back in July to use your system's default fonts for better. Their lead designer reflects on these changes, why they were necessary and the issues they faced.
- Introducing GitFinder
A new Git client for macOS that provides finder integration, including badges and context menus for files in your Git repositories.
- LLVM accepted to 2018 Google Summer of Code!
LLVM is sponsoring students for Google Summer of Code (GSoC), where students can get real-world experience contributing to open source software.
- Carbon Copy Clone drops support for APFS disk images (temporarily)
The CCC team discovers that macOS may lose data on APFS-formatted disk images; they remove support for APFS from Carbon Copy Cloner until Apple fixes the issues.
- Apache OpenWhisk
The serverless / functions-based cloud world grows. Apache OpenWhisk is a serverless, open source cloud platform that executes functions in response to events at any scale.
- What Developers Can Learn from Apple's iOS Woes
A look at software quality versus new feature velocity, with a particular view on Apple's decision to delay new iOS features to make the overall experience more stable.
- Replacing jQuery With Vue.js: No Build Step Necessary
An incredibly deep article on the Vue.js framework, a comparison with jQuery, and an introduction to how easy it is to replace jQuery with Vue.