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Sunday 29th November, 2020 #

  • Software Engineering Podcast - Computer Architecture with Dave Patterson - I’m usually more interested in cloud architectures but I found this episode about chip architectures enlightening because the area is currently experiencing a cambrian explosion of sorts, the discussion passes through lots of interesting places including a bit of history, the new RISC 5 open architecture, the reasons for the recent domain specific chip architecture trend, how machine learning workloads compare to those of other types of computing, and a prediction that the current period of chaos will lead to a golden age over the next 10 years
  • AWS API Architecture - Overview of some of the main resources that go into setting up a containerized application on AWS, with a great diagram that illustrates how regions, availability zones, VPCs, subnets, security groups, application load balancers, Route 53, internet gateways, and Fargate instances can be configured to run a backend API
  • Indian developers are racing to replace TikTok - I’d love to assemble a team of developers that were experts in recreating SaaS products
  • Apple Silicon M1 - A Developer's Perspective - Must read for any developers that use Apple hardware, overall the speed increases and fanless systems are great but there are some software issues that will most likely be resolved in the next few months
  • I’m always impressed by Flavio Copes’ content, what I like about his new NodeJS course is the selection of apps that you get to build: Trip Planner using MongoDB, Google Analytics Dashboard, Newsletter Manager using Airtable, and a Telegram Bot
  • How I Built and Deployed a Fun Serverless Machine Learning App - Uses serverless cli to create an AWS backend with API Gateway and Lambda triggering Python scripts that fetch and run the pre-trained models from S3, and deploys the React frontend to Netlify
  • What is Static Site Generation? How Next.js Uses SSG for Dynamic Web Apps
  • Back/forward cache - Optimize your pages for instant loads when using the browser's back and forward buttons