What We've Been Reading
Nice little tip for avoiding app/app_dev.php in Symfony apps.
Google Search RGB/Hex Colour Converter
Google add a colour selector/converter to the growing list of mini utilities you can get to by searching.
New MS Paint for Windows 10
Microsoft show MS Paint some love - now how's about making Notepad fit for the 21st Century?
There is no practical reason for this existing, but it's interesting nonetheless - How to do everything in JS with just six characters!
Facebook takes on Slack for enterprise instant messaging.
Excellent article on understanding what compilers actually do under the hood.
Linux Benchmarks for Server Side Swift vs Node.js
In which a man already heavily invested in Swift development for iOS and macOS attempts to convince people to jump through hoops to run Swift on servers.
Tech Luminaries Laud Dennis Ritchie... 5 Years After Death
RIP Dennis Ritchie, technology's Tony Hart.
What We've Been Watching
Farewell - ETAOIN SHRDLU
Fascinating film from 1978 about how newspapers used to be printed - we've come so far in just a few decades...
Writing a Compiler from Scratch
Gary Bernhardt shows how to live-code(!) a compiler from scratch in about an hour (skip to about 9 mins)
Tools That Interest Us
New version of Vue brings a whole load of performance improvements.
Programming Fonts Test Drive
Find your new favourite font for coding.
A very clever reversible debugger for PHP.
A framework for WebVR development from Mozilla. Works great on a desktop but really shines with VR viewers (even Google Cardboard).
Facebook launches a speedy alternative JS package manager to npm.
An open reference guide for Amazon Web Services.
"Bare metal" development for Raspberry Pi in FreePascal. Where we're going, we don't need an operating system...