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Hacks Entering the Quantum Era - How Firefox got fast again and where it’s going to get faster

Nice little breakdown of how Mozilla improved Firefox, ahead of Quantum's release.
https://hacks.mozilla.org/2017/11/entering-the-quantum-era-how-firefox-got-fast-again-and-where-its-going-to-get-faster/

GitHub Community Forum

GitHub opens up a community forum.
https://github.community/

An On-device Deep Neural Network for Face Detection

An insight into the framework Apple built for face detection.
https://machinelearning.apple.com/2017/11/16/face-detection.html

DDD, Hexagonal, Onion, Clean, CQRS, … How I put it all together

In-depth article about how this developer puts together the concepts of Hexagonal architecture.
https://herbertograca.com/2017/11/16/explicit-architecture-01-ddd-hexagonal-onion-clean-cqrs-how-i-put-it-all-together/

Schedule - PHP UK Conference

PHP UK conference announces its 2018 schedule.
https://www.phpconference.co.uk/schedule/

Symfony 4 / Flex

Symfony 4 is set to come out of beta this month. Here is a slide deck from its creator all about the new version, codenamed Flex.
https://speakerdeck.com/fabpot/flex

Branches considered harmful

Interesting post on avoiding branching.
https://www.michielrook.nl/2016/10/branches-considered-harmful/

Functional Programming Jargon

A good reference page for all the terminology around functional programming.
https://functional.works-hub.com/blog/Functional-Programming-Jargon

Let Over Lambda - 50 Years of Lisp

A book about the workings of Lisps and the nitty-gritty implementation of macro programming.
https://letoverlambda.com/index.cl/toc

Forget me please? Event sourcing and the GDPR

Article discussing some possible solutions for dealing with GDPR requests in an event-sourced application.
https://www.michielrook.nl/2017/11/forget-me-please-event-sourcing-gdpr/

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Tom Houdmont

Tom Houdmont

Tom is a Solution Architect at Box UK. He likes learning about exciting new technologies, solving difficult problems, and promoting teamwork and transparency on his projects.

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