The newsletter's running a day late this week, as I was enthralled in the playoffs of my fantasy baseball league (I won!), some conference prep
(I'm speaking!) and the dayjob (we're shipping!) but there's some great stuff this week. 😃
- GNU founder Richard Stallman resigns from MIT, Free Software Foundation
Richard Stallman created ubiquitous tools like emacs and gcc, but cooperation with him has long been deemed "impossible". Worse, he's been accused of decades of problematic comments and interactions. Now, he's resigned in the wake of MIT's Epstein scandal.
- Start It Up: Improving JRuby's Startup Time
I often hear people say that Java is slow - and often they're referring to the JVM startup time. Other languages on the JVM - like JRuby - are no exception to this. But how can we improve JRuby's startup time?
- Microsoft introduces Cascadia Code
Thanks, I hate it. I can't abide programming ligatures: the idea that
!= should be displayed as
!= not ≠ is a hill that I'll die on. But if you disagree and you're looking for a new programming font, Cascadia Code is a new font for you to investigate.
- Welcoming Semmle to GitHub
GitHub acquires security startup Semmle, a semantic code analysis tool that allows users to analyze and query large codebases for security vulnerabilities. Users can then share that analysis to help other users analyze their codebases as well.
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Created by Edward Thomson.
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