Rust concepts I wish I learned earlier

Mapping Python to LLVM

How to document tribal knowledge while offboarding employees

For your next side project, make a browser extension

Issue #320



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Last issue before the weekend, so hope you have a good one and here it is!


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Rust concepts I wish I learned earlier

Published: 16 January 2023
Tags: rust

Raul Jordan explores some of the trickier concepts in Rust that are worth learning when picking up the language.
Some highlights:

  • "There are two kinds of references in Rust, a shared reference (also known as a borrow), and a mutable reference (also known as an exclusive reference)"
  • Implement Deref to make your code cleaner
  • Really annoyed by the borrow checker? Use immutable data structures


Mapping Python to LLVM

Published: 9 January 2023
Tags: compiler, python

Exaloop presents how the Codon compiler works and how various Python constructs are mapped to LLVM IR.
Some highlights:

  • The compiler works by first parsing source code into an abstract syntax tree (AST), then performing type checking on the AST using a modified Hindley-Milner-like algorithm
  • The AST is converted to an intermediate representation called CIR and various analyses, transformations, and optimizations are performed on the CIR
  • The CIR is converted to LLVM IR and the LL


How to document tribal knowledge while offboarding employees

Published: 23 November 2022
Tags: business, sponsored

Swimm dives into the best approaches to take for documenting tribal knowledge in your company.
Some highlights:

  • Explains how onboarding and offboarding are intertwined
  • How to implement offboarding
  • Why a good offboarding process is necessary


For your next side project, make a browser extension

Published: 8 January 2023
Tags: business, web

The last issue's business/tech article was pretty popular, so I thought I'd include this one too. Geoffrey Litt talks about why it's worth trying to make a browser extension and how to make a business around it.
Some highlights:

  • "making an extension is a fun and efficient way to create useful software"
  • Covers how to perfect the extension to make it seem "native" to the platform
  • Building an app for a specific platform comes with risks, including platform risks like if the website implements your extension's functionality as a feature


How did I do?

* Amazing
* Articles not relevant to me
* Articles were relevant, but badly written
* Summaries told me everything I wanted to know
* I like turtles

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