Issue #6

9/16/2020

A Byte of Coding Issue #6
Hello friends,

In response to popular demand, I'll be switching the formatting on the dates to something that clearly distinguishes month and date, because some parts of the world choose to do month/day/year, rather than the obviously more logical day/month/year. They also refuse to standardize their measurements to metric, which is actually insanely impractical. When I was in college, all of our classes were in the metric system, but as soon as you got down to doing practical stuff in a lab, all of sudden everything is in 1/8s, 1/16s, and 1/32s. WHY??

Anyway, here's the issue.

Understanding Memory Leaks in Nodejs
16th of September, 2020 - javascript, node
When you're writing JavaScript code for Node, you don't really have to think about memory too much. This is a blessing and a curse; on one hand it abstracts away details, allowing you to focus on creating on a higher level, while on the other hand, those details are pretty important. In this informative article, Chidume Nnamdi explains how the memory model works for JavaScript, the basics of the garbage collector, and all of the different ways memory leaks are created (with examples).

ensemble networks
17th of September, 2020 (from the future?!) - ai, python
"Ensemble nets are a method of representing an ensemble of models as one single logical model". This basically means you can combine different models into one processing unit. Sounds complicated? It kind of is. Luckily Mat Kelcey's has an article that goes more into the details about that, which he sites in this one. The focus of this article though is how to replace a more "normal" convolution model with an ensemble net. Mat presents how he does it and the results from his experiment.

TypeScript Builders: Improving your types one step at a time
16th of September. 2020 - typescript
I honestly feel like I lose a significant amount of time trying to figure out what standard I want to use (like when I'm naming variables). Programming styles, or I guess design frameworks, are useful because they give you a guiding light on how to layout your project and/or what standard to follow. In this extensive article, Steven Waterman takes a simple pipeline example, implements a factory in JavaScript to churn them out, then goes on to implementing it in TypeScript using builders. Honestly a great article if you're looking to get familiar with the builder pattern.

That's it for today. Peace!
Alex

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Link Clicks Clicks % Unique Clicks Unique Clicks %
TypeScript Builders: Improving your types one step at a time 68 41.98% 60 42.55
Understanding Memory Leaks in Nodejs 67 41.36% 56 39.72
ensemble networks 27 16.67% 25 17.73

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