Tech Snacks by Passionate People

A recurring segment during our weekly company call (This week at Passionate People), is called "Tech Snacks" where we share some interesting tech updates, releases, blog posts and news from all across the web, curated specially for our team.

Passionate People Tech Snacks for Week 4, 2021

As Adobe Flash stops running, so do some railroads in China
The railroad system in Dalian, northern China, collapsed citywide on Tuesday for up to 20 hours after the Adobe Flash programing software ...
South African government releases its own browser just to re-enable Flash support
For some people, it's apparently easier to manage your own browser than port some web forms from Flash to HTML.
Repo fork of official Github VS Code v2.0.1 theme.
This repo fork of official Github VS Code v2.0.1 theme. - ergenekonyigit/real-github-dark-theme
Software development topics Chris Kiehl changed his mind on after 6 years in the industry
2021 Node.js User Survey
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Introducing WebSockets, HTTP/2 and gRPC bidirectional streams for Cloud Run
You can run more kinds of apps on Cloud Run thanks to support for WebSockets, HTTP-2 end-to-end gRPC bidirectional streaming.
CSS Cyberpunk 2077 Buttons
If you're in the slightest interested in video games, you're no doubt aware of Cyberpunk 2077. It's o...
Responsible Web Applications
HTML and CSS Tips and Tricks for creating applications that are both responsive and accessible out of the box
Vue Storefront raises $1.5M
Vue Storefront, broadly recognized by open-source enthusiasts as the leading PWA eCommerce solution, has just become an independent company and raised $1.5 million in an early-stage round led by SMOK Ventures and Movens VC. The company will invest the funds in the further development of the cloud-native storefront that enables eCommerce enterprises to improve their site's performance without limiting their customization options.
VueUse - Collection of Vue Composition Utilities
Collection of Vue Composition Utilities. VueUse has 8 repositories available. Follow their code on GitHub.
How to measure technical debt
In my years as a software engineer I was always drawn to the shiny new things. But time and time again I got confronted with code ridden with technical debt. If you are working in tech you probably heard of technical debt. For product managers it is the sword of Damocles alluding delayed projects and rejected feature requests. For engineers it can be a tremendous source of frustration and reason to quit jobs and move on. Why is technical debt so widespread and why is it so hard to beat?
Martijn Steenbergen's "Architecture of my life"
Automation is something dear to my heart. It has given me many opportunities to learn, as trying to build a resilient piece of software with a beautiful architecture, which helps me be more productive is an ever-evolving project, which will keep pushing me to learn more. I hope with this I can inspire you to automate some part of your life.
JerryScript: JavaScript engine for the Internet of Things
Ultra-lightweight JavaScript engine for the Internet of Things. - jerryscript-project/jerryscript
piku: The tiniest PaaS you've ever seen
The Next Gen Database Servers Powering Let's Encrypt
Let’s Encrypt helps to protect a huge portion of the Web by providing TLS certificates to more than 235 million websites. A database is at the heart of how Let’s Encrypt manages certificate issuance. If this database isn’t performing well enough, it can cause API errors and timeouts for our subscribers. Database performance is the single most critical factor in our ability to scale while meeting service level objectives. In late 2020, we upgraded our database servers and we’ve been very happy with the results.

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