I think that the time has come to start talking seriously about bringing async functionality into Django itself, and so I have been working on a draft “roadmap” for what I think this might look like. I’ve run this past a few people – some of who were Django core members, and some who weren’t – but I’m now posting it up for public feedback (see the end for where to discuss this).
Source: A Django Async Roadmap – Aeracode
Machine learning offers a fantastically powerful toolkit for building complex systems quickly. This paper argues that it is dangerous to think of these quick wins as coming for free. Using the framework of technical debt, we note that it is remarkably easy to incur massive ongoing maintenance costs at the system level when applying machine learning. The goal of this paper is highlight several machine learning specific risk factors and design patterns to be avoided or refactored where possible. These include boundary erosion, entanglement, hidden feedback loops, undeclared consumers, data dependencies, changes in the external world, and a variety of system-level anti-patterns.
Machine Learning: The High Interest Credit Card of Technical Debt
Source: Machine Learning: The High Interest Credit Card of Technical Debt – Google AI
EU copyright reforms draw fire from scientists
An influential committee of the European Parliament is due to vote this month on changes to copyright regulations in the European Union, but the latest drafts of the rules have triggered a wave of criticism from open-science advocates. They say that the proposals will stifle research and scholarly communication.
Source: EU copyright reforms draw fire from scientists
It’s been a while since we last published a status update about React Native.
At Facebook, we’re using React Native more than ever and for many important projects. One of our most popular products is Marketplace, one of the top-level tabs in our app which is used by 800 million people each month. Since its creation in 2015, all of Marketplace has been built with React Native, including over a hundred full-screen views throughout different parts of the app.
We’re also using React Native for many new parts of the app. If you watched the F8 keynote last month, you’ll recognize Blood Donations, Crisis Response, Privacy Shortcuts, and Wellness Checks – all recent features built with React Native. And projects outside the main Facebook app are using React Native too. The new Oculus Go VR headset includes a companion mobile app that is fully built with React Native, not to mention React VR powering many experiences in the headset itself.
State of React Native 2018
Source: State of React Native 2018 · React Native
6 Fitbit employees charged with stealing trade secrets from Jawbone
Source: Fitbit vs. Jawbone: Feds say employees stole trade secrets
“Cyberpunk creeps up on us. Some kind of alchemy transforms its fictions into truths, and draws us towards places we thought unreal.” — @uttunul Conventionally speaking, cyberpunk is a media genre.…
Source: The Cyberpunk Sensibility
A billionaire and his very powerful computer are helping a pharma pioneer find the drugs of tomorrow.
Source: The Quant King, the Drug Hunter, and the Quest to Unlock New Cures – Bloomberg