A talk by Nickolas Means, as recorded at Fronteers 2018(which I attended).
On July 19, 1989, United Airlines Flight 232 was en route to Chicago when a mechanical failure caused the plane to become all but uncontrollable. In this unsurvivable situation, the flight crew saved more than half of those onboard. How did they do it?
Flight crews and software teams have a lot in common, and there’s much we can learn from how the best crews do their jobs. What can we learn from the story of United 232? While this talk won’t earn you your pilot’s license, you’ll definitely come away with some fresh ideas on how to make your team even more amazing.
If the audio is bothering you (there seems to be a bit of an audio loop in there?), there’s this rendition from 2016 that you might enjoy instead:
Recoil is the State Management Library for React they use at Facebook.
Recoil lets you create a data-flow graph that flows from atoms (shared state) through selectors (pure functions) and down into your React components. Atoms are units of state that components can subscribe to. Selectors transform this state either synchronously or asynchronously
Best to watch the talk from React Europe 2020 embedded above. It clearly explains why Recoil come to exist, and when & how to use it.
This simulator will familiarize you with the controls of the actual interface used by NASA Astronauts to manually pilot the SpaceX Dragon 2 vehicle to the International Space Station. Successful docking is achieved when all green numbers in the center of the interface are below 0.2. Movement in space is slow and requires patience & precision.
One of the functions of kernel_task is to help manage CPU temperature by making the CPU less available to processes that are using it intensely. In other words, kernel_task responds to conditions that cause your CPU to become too hot, even if your Mac doesn’t feel hot to you. It does not itself cause those conditions. When the CPU temperature decreases, kernel_task automatically reduces its activity.
So it’s basically kernel_task trying to steal CPU cycles from other processes, so that those processes don’t overheat the system.
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The past few weeks I’ve been enjoying the newsletter of Remix, an yet to be released React Framework
Remix is a web application framework for React from the authors of React Router: Michael Jackson and Ryan Florence. It provides APIs and conventions for server rendering, data loading, routing and more.
You can also read some of its details in their introductory post from two weeks ago. I really like this post, as they build up their code examples in a step-by-step manner. In that post they cover their approach to:
File System Routing
Meta Tags and Document Titles
Remix will be a paid product. Next to a Commercial License they’ll also provide an Affordable Indie License.
The folks over at Callstack have published a series on React Native Optimization:
In this and the following articles, we will show you how to optimize the performance and stability of your apps. Thanks to the practices described in the guide, you will improve the user experience and speed up the time-to-market of your apps.
The whole guide is divided into 18 articles, which will be published regularly. Over time, all these articles will be collected in one place and made available as one large ebook for download.