Squoosh has replaced a hot JS path by WebAssembly. The article compares C, AssemblyScript and Rust, their resp. outputs and tooling.
Spoiler: Rust has been selected.
Moving from Ruby to Rust, https://deliveroo.engineering/2019/02/14/moving-from-ruby-to-rust.html
@Deliveroo rewrote a critical part of their software in Rust, bound to Ruby with rutie (fork of ruru), created a new crate to deserialize Ruby data to Rust with serde, and enjoyed a safe 17x speedup!
Riot 1.0 has been released, and it looks awesome, https://medium.com/@RiotChat/the-big-1-0-68fa7c6050be
Can’t wait for the revamp of the mobile clients!
Time to update: there's a new version of Tor Browser available.
Tor Browser 8.0.6 updates Firefox to 60.5.1esr, fixing some vulnerabilities in the Skia library. Full changelog: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-806
January 29th, job offer from @wasmerio to work on WebAssembly.
January 31st, job offer from @Google to work on WebAssembly.
February 12nd, job offer from @mozilla to work on WebAssembly.
My profile must have poped somewhere, but where… 🤔
Time for some changes?
HTTP performances with Bref 0.3, https://mnapoli.fr/http-performance-bref-0-3/
Bref is a framework to deploy and run serverless PHP applications.
The average response time is 6x faster: From 250ms with Bref 0.2, to 39ms with Bref 0.3! That’s promising.
@hoaproject (Twitter) inside!
HTTP/3 explained, https://daniel.haxx.se/http3-explained/
A great book by @bagder about HTTP/3.
Of course, it is open source, https://github.com/bagder/http3-explained
A must read :-). I highly recommend it. It's well-written and quick to apprehend.
Formats: Web, PDF, Mobi, and ePub. No paper.
WebAssembly doesn't make unsafe languages safe (yet), https://00f.net/2018/11/25/webassembly-doesnt-make-unsafe-languages-safe/.
A good article from @jedisct1 I highly recommend as it simply describes the problem with unsafe languages that compile to WebAssembly.
Google Play Store now open for Progressive Web Apps, https://medium.com/@firt/google-play-store-now-open-for-progressive-web-apps-ec6f3c6ff3cc.
The article is good. However, I wonder about the fact that it's restricted to Google Chrome only. It's complex… I wonder if it will be opened to other browsers in the future.
An Interactive Introduction to Fourier Transforms, http://www.jezzamon.com/fourier/index.html by @jezzamonn.
This is the *best* interactive explanation of Fourier Transforms I've ever seen. Congrats!
Defining the tracking practices that will be blocked in Firefox, https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2019/01/28/defining-the-tracking-practices-that-will-be-blocked-in-firefox/
Firefox continues to protect our privacy. The article explains the new tracking practices that will be blocked by default.
Major FaceTime bug lets you hear the audio of the person you are calling… before they pick up, https://9to5mac.com/2019/01/28/facetime-bug-hear-audio/
That’s a surprising bug! Hope Apple will fix it quickly.
You can still disable FaceTime while waiting on the update.
PhD Computer Scientist/Hacker, main projects: Hoa, Tagua VM, atoum, Atlasr. Web & Rust lover. Current Automattic; ex Liip, fruux, Mozilla.
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