An intro to GPGPU programming in Java by Dmitry Aleksandrov:
It mostly focuses on OpenCL, but mentions the very interesting Aparapi project, which translates JVM bytecode to GPU kernels automatically. I can’t imagine that translation would result in very optimized kernels, but it could be a quick and easy way to get started with GPGPU in pure Java.
Why Discord is switching from Go to Rust by Jesse Howarth: https://blog.discordapp.com/why-discord-is-switching-from-go-to-rust-a190bbca2b1f #Rust #performance
I ran across this article today clarifying when using a document store (eg MongoDB) is a good idea, and when it's not, compared to a traditional database (eg PostgreSQL).
It makes a lot of sense actually, since it's hard to relate disparate documents together without database support for the relations. But the article, being from 2013, is pretty old now.
Do these arguments still hold up today?
Just for the lols, I set up a twitch stream where you can control my office room lighting. Let's see how crazy this gets 😂
Type "color red/green/blue/purple/..." in the chat!
Happy international #PalindromeDay everyone!
Ignoring the incendiary title, this article presents an intuitive derivation of 3D rotations using rotors rather than quaternions:
The two approaches seem to me to be exact duals of each other, but maybe rotors are easier to understand?
This is one of the ways math is super cool because you can explain the exact same phenomenon in multiple different ways.
See also: Singletons considered harmful.
Concurrency is hard to get right.
Wow, I actually managed to observe an obscure JRE deadlock bug in the wild. It was apparently reported in 2010 and it's now marked as "wontfix" in v8 JREs. =(
We're still supporting v8 JREs, because you know, backwards compatibility. Luckily the workaround is pretty easy.
At least I think so... you never really know for sure if you fixed a concurrency bug or not.
JetBrains is looking for feedback on Kotlin. Fill out the Kotlin Census if you want to be heard.
h/t to @jwildeboer@birbsite for the post.
Also, I finally figured out how to make those nifty alt-text thingies for the images. Enjoy!
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"Doesn't need a GDPR notice
Adds just 1.8KB
Accessibility is a high-priority feature
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And a bonus point for the name 🐐
Firefox 72 is out today with great updates:
1⃣ Blocks fingerprinting tracking by default
2⃣ Hides annoying notification requests by default
3⃣ Introduces picture-in-picture video
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