2020 week 46

2020 week 46

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Dear subscribers, I hope you had an amazing week – welcome to this edition of my newsletter. Now sit back, put up your feet and enjoy this week’s collection of interesting articles 💜

Computer Scientists Achieve ‘Crown Jewel’ of Cryptography

It feels we’re seeing a scientific breakthrough almost every week now – this time it is indistinguishability obfuscation (iO for short), “one cryptographic primitive to rule them all”. There is likely only one thing that could break the new scheme: a quantum computer but there seems to be a potential route to iO that might be secure even from quantum attacks.

10 Insights from Adopting TypeScript at Scale

A few years ago, Bloomberg Engineering decided to adopt TypeScript as a first-class supported language. This article shares insights and lessons they learned during this journey. It’s a really nice and useful read on multiple levels.

Managing technical quality in a codebase.

If there’s one thing that engineers, engineering managers, and technology executives are likely to agree on, it’s that there’s a crisis of technical quality. There seems to be an eternal struggle between feature delivery speed and solution quality. Will Larson explores the topic, grab some popcorn, and read it.

How to take meeting notes

Plot twist: take notes after the meeting. Vasili is really good at dissecting a seemingly trivial topic, showing all the nuances you might have never thought of, and giving amazing practical advice. I’m a subscriber, look around on his substack and you might become one, too 😉

Acing your technical interview – a hiring manager’s guide

Learn how to prepare and excel at your next technical interview with these tips from a seasoned hiring manager. Erm, yeah, that’s supposed to be me 😅


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