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Friday 19th February, 2021 #

  • Bitcoin hits new record of $50,000
  • MonolithFirst - Advocates for an approach to web development where you first build a monolith, learn the patterns and boundary contexts of your application, then either peel off parts into microservices or replace the monolith entirely with a microservices implementation
  • Changelog Podcast - Community perspectives on Elastic vs AWS - Handful of interviews with business owners, lawyers and developers that are in the open source community, really worth a listen if you are at all affected or concerned about the recent movement of several high profile Open Source projects including MongoDB and Elastic changing their license - Some great discussion about the dynamics at play, it’s a complicated situation with a lot of angles to consider, even if it seems clear cut initially, it really isn’t that clear cut
  • Facebook calls Australia's bluff - Some more analysis of the Australia-Facebook-Google situation, this time from popular social media newsletter writer Casey Newton
  • Node v15.9.0 Released - Some updates in crypto, fs, streams, perf_hooks, timers and tls libraries as well as an upgrade to libuv v1.41.0
  • Interview with Ryan Dahl, Creator of Node.js - Lots of stuff about Deno of course but also reasons for his preference for VIm, Python vs Javascript as a introductory language for learning to program, why he loves Rust and doesn’t expect to ever start another C++ project, and more...
  • The Bizarre Reaction To Facebook's Decision To Get Out Of The News Business In Australia - Really high quality analysis of the Australia-Facebook-Google situation, it’s a must read