Around the Web - 20201113

Brett M. Nelson - Friday, November 13, 2020

And now for somethings to read (or watch) over the weekend, if you have some spare time that is.

The Great Distractor

Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy – Guest User – Oct 15, 2:06 PM – The children's television show Teletubbies premiered on British TV on 31st March 1997. It immediately attracted controversy. Initially, this controversy stemmed from the displacement of another much-loved children's show from the airwaves, but as…

Understanding Async Await

CSS-Tricks – Jan 9, 8:12 AM – Rollout: Powerful Feature Flag Management When writing code for the web, eventually you'll need to do some process that might take a few moments to complete. JavaScript can't really multitask, so we'll need a way to handle those long-running…

You're Probably Not Using Promise.All Enough

Sam Jarman – Nov 9 – Before I begin: This is not a full tutorial on the keywords mentioned here. This is an essay on using Promise.all more effectively. Google is your friend. Ever since ES8, JavaScript developers have probably been enjoying the new keywords async and…

Your Computer Isn't Yours

sneak.berlin – It's here. It happened. Did you notice? I'm speaking, of course, of the world that Richard Stallman predicted in 1997. The one Cory Doctorow also warned us about. On modern versions of macOS, you simply can't power on your computer, launch a text…

Microsoft Ships .NET 5.0

Thurrott.com – Nov 10, 8:59 AM – Microsoft announced today that it is releasing.NET 5.0 today—alongside C# 9 and F# 5—as an upgrade to.NET Core 3.x. “.NET 5.0 is the first release in our.NET unification journey,” Microsoft's Richard Lander explains.

Till Next Week

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