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code-for-a-living September 25, 2020

The Overflow #40: Tech in “Rest of the World”

Welcome to ISSUE #39 of the Overflow! This newsletter is by developers, for developers, written and curated by the Stack Overflow team and Cassidy Williams at Netlify.  It’s a big, round milestone, so we’re celebrating the way we always do: giving you the scoop on future robo-coders, getting names for lonely lists, and marking the moment when Moment.js…
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code-for-a-living September 21, 2020

Nvidia has acquired Arm. What does this mean for the future of AI, edge computing, and the people who write software for these chips?

In a move that has significant implications for the tech industry, U.S.-based graphics chip maker Nvidia announced last week that it would purchase U.K.-based Arm Holdings from Japanese investment firm Softbank for $40 billion. For anyone programming for AI, data processing, or embedded systems, this could mean your data intensive applications will soon be running…
code-for-a-living August 26, 2020

Kotlin 1.4 released to improve performance

Last week, JetBrains released Kotlin 1.4 to the programming community. The update added some new language features but also put a strong focus on improving quality-of-life and performance, especially when paired with JetBrains’s own IntelliJ IDEA IDE.  Kotlin is a programming language best known as “Java without the warts.” It can compile both  to Java…