podcast November 20, 2020

Podcast 288: Tim Berners-Lee wants to put you in a pod. A web pod.

What is wiser: the semantic web, or the Tao of programming?
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This week we chat about SOLID, a project involving web creator Tim Berners-Lee. The idea is to provide individuals in Britain with a secure portal on the web that can store critical health data and give the patient the ability to move or share it securely. It involves some cool approaches to encryption and that old dream, The Semantic Web.

Episode Notes

You can find out more about Sir Berners-Lee’s work on Solid here.

Other topics discussed in this episode: 

Docker puts a limit on free containers. That has to be good for the environment. But is it also good for Docker and the future of its products? Sometimes, forcing yourself to make something worth purchasing  helps drive innovation. 

The Tao of Programming isn’t new, and some of its technical references are a bit out of date. But it’s still good for a laugh and little bit of enlightenment-lite.

Are you interested in putting on your own drone light show? Intel offers options to fit a range of budgets

This week’s lifeboat badge goes to JCL for answering the question: C# compiler: CS0121: The call is ambiguous between the following methods or properties.

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newsletter December 18, 2020

The Overflow #52: The semantic future of the web

Welcome to ISSUE #52 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify. While you’re sipping on eggnog and munching some gingerbread, read about how to safely update IoT devices over the air, when it makes sense to cancel your daily scrum, and designing…