I'm writing a #rustlang book! The full announcement is over on Twitter (sorry): https://twitter.com/jonhoo/status/1399824695600418817
Video of the Drop Check stream is now up! This was a fun one — the topic is pretty niche already, but we got into some deliciously obscure (but educational) corners towards the end. Hopefully this should shed some light on PhantomData<T> and #[may_dangle]!
I was interviewed on The Virtual World Podcast this weekend! It was an interesting conversation, and hopefully not just to me 😅 https://twitter.com/tytr_dev/status/1338628727635316736
I'm going to try out a new type of #rustlang stream on Saturday @ 6pm UTC (https://everytimezone.com/s/86025e61): "The Unsafe Chronicles". The idea is to go through an interesting experience with unsafe Rust code and how to fix it. It'll be more "explainer" than "coding" like my usual streams — but will hopefully be interesting nonetheless!
Recording of today's #rustlang stream on making the concurrency primitive behind evmap's fast concurrent reads generic is now up! I think it turned out pretty great, and am excited to see what people might do with it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLNAMEoKAAc
The PR (which still needs some cleanup before it'll land) is here for anyone who just wants to see where we ended up: https://github.com/jonhoo/rust-evmap/pull/73
I'll be doing another Crust of Rust stream on sorting implementations this weekend. I'm thinking that since the algorithms are well-known, we can focus specifically on various #rustlang-isms! The stream will be Saturday at 6pm UTC: https://everytimezone.com/s/15d26ae2. As usual I'll stream to both Twitch and YouTube, and upload the recording to YouTube after. This stream should hopefully be ok to follow even if you come from another language, so if you've been on the fence, now's a good time to watch 🍿
Good news everyone! I passed my thesis defense yesterday, and now only have some minor revisions to the thesis itself left before I am completely done 🎉 You can find a recording of the thesis presentation here: https://youtu.be/GctxvSPIfr8.
Since the thesis isn't _completely_ done, I haven't posted the actual document yet, though I will make it public once it's finalized. You can find the slides at https://jon.thesquareplanet.com/slides/thesis.pdf.
I'm live-streaming a practice run of my thesis defense in ~18h (https://everytimezone.com/s/97fc42c0). I recommend you watch the "real" talk on Wednesday instead (https://everytimezone.com/s/ac18c799 — https://twitter.com/jonhoo/status/1315816753679622144) unless you specifically want to see an early draft and give feedback! But you're of course all warmly welcome ❤️
As the goal of this chapter is to make the broad strokes of the work approachable to a general audience, I figured I'd get as many eyes on it as possible. If something in there doesn't make sense, please let me know and I'll see what I can do to improve it! No promises though 😅
Hey folks! I'm still hacking away at my thesis, but wanted to share one chapter draft ahead of time: "Noria in simpler terms". It is my attempt at explaining my thesis work to those who do not have extensive database or systems experience, like my mom ❤️ https://jon.thesquareplanet.com/noria-in-simpler-terms.pdf
Oh, and I was recently interviewed by a new podcast called "Humans of Open Source" (https://pod.co/humans-of-open-source/). The episode is up on their website and other podcast apps now. I really like the premise of the podcast — to talk to "big" usernames in open source to highlight that there's a *human* behind each one. With a normal life, ups and downs, successes and failures. I'm hoping it might help reduce that common feeling of "otherness" in OSS!
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