The eli4d Gazette – Issue 053: WWDC 2018 and the best 5-minute explanation of WebAssembly

WWDC 2018

Apple has its World Wide Developer Conference this week. As predicted by the rumor mills there have been no hardware releases. Some great coverage:

Bringing of machine learning into apps through CoreML looks very compelling as well as the updates to ARKit

Best 5 minute explanation of WebAssembly

WebAssembly is the future of browser-based applications achieving allowing apps to achieve native speeds. Browsers already have significant support for it but how it works and it’s current progress is still deep in the weeds.

The New Rustacean podcast covers the Rust programming language. During the first 5 minutes of latest episode, Chris Krycho, the show’s host, provides the best explanation of WebAssembly that I have ever heard. It is a worthwhile listen if you’re interested in this coming web standard.


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The eli4d Gazette – Issue 031

Tech Pick

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is currently running in San Jose. Two interesting points from Monday’s keynote:

For those looking for a summary of the keynote:

Media Pick

I really enjoy the Imaginary Worlds podcast but the latest episode (Do the Voice) was really different. It was an episode that came from The Truth Podcast. The Truth podcast is about:

THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears: short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Each story is different, and usually 10 to 20 minutes long. We take you to unexpected places using only sound. For best results, use headphones!

I’ve started listening to it, and it’s quite a nice short audio trip that is weirdly worthed.


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