Pointer is a reading club for software developers. It's a window into what other current and future CTOs are reading and thinking about. Super high quality engineering-related content, not just trendy topics or link bait.
Published: 14 September 2021
Tons of progress has been made in terms of continuous integrtion/deployment tooling; but it appears that continuous feedback has fallen behind. In this philosophical article, Roni Dover explores some ideas on how current tooling could be upgraded to include feedback from the production runtime during code writing/iteration.
Published: 7 OCtober 2021
The problems you face in the real world with practical applications rarely have an absolutely correct answer. Usually you're going to have to pick whatever meets a set of criteria inherent to the situation. Josh Bleecher Snyder's article discusses how his team altered the Go linker to get the memory footprint of their iOS application down from 13 MB to 7 MB (only to have iOS 15 ruin it again).
Published: 8 October 2021
Modern day browsers are insanly complicated programs, almost containing an operating system within themselves. Ian Kilpatrick's and Koji Ishi's article discusses the layout component of Chromium's rendering engine, focusing on its architecture and some of the common layout bugs.