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Tuesday 6th April, 2021 #

  • Supreme Court rules that Android Java usage is fair use in win for Google over Oracle
  • Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th - The end of a long and storied internet era (of bad questions and even worse answers)
  • HN Thread on the Google vs Oracle Java APIs case, lots of interesting points raised in the comments
  • Blogrolls - Making Writer Discovery Seamless - Medium is going retro and re-introducing a feature that was popular in the early blogosphere, I think it’s a cool idea, especially since they have re-imagined it somewhat, adding some automation so it’s easier to manage, I don’t really remember whether it was a feature I used very much back in the day, I had a blogroll on my blog but that’s something you generally just setup once and rarely make changes, and I suppose I clicked around a bit on other people’s blogrolls though I don’t remember it being ‘second-nature’, it will be interesting to see how it changes the flow of things
  • Software Innovation Prevails in Landmark Supreme Court Ruling in Google v. Oracle - “An important victory for software developers”
  • Introducing Clubhouse Payments - The have implemented a very generic Stripe integration so users can pay creators directly, it will be interesting to see how people use the feature
  • Web Browser Engineering - Web browsers are ubiquitous, but how do they work? This book explains, building a basic but complete web browser, from networking to JavaScript, in a thousand lines of Python.
  • NASA Startup Studio - “The NASA Startup Studio offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to launch the next big NASA spinoff. It is a unique program that pairs entrepreneurs (and those who want to be) with NASA technologies that are prime for commercialization.”
  • 🚀 New recommendation from Ian Hamilton - I worked with Ian while at Signiant where he is Chief Technical Officer