Four short links: 22 March 2017

W3C Sucks, 2038 Ahoy, Swagger 3.0, and Javascript Bundling

By Nat Torkington
March 22, 2017
  1. W3C Enabling Suing Researchers (BoingBoing) — your periodic reminder that the W3C is captured by the enemies of open.
  2. 2038 Just 21 Years Away (LWN) — an update on work to ease the 2038 problem. 2038 is my retirement insurance policy. [T]he point in early 2038 when 32-bit time_t values can no longer represent times correctly is now less than 21 years away. That may seem like a long time, but the relatively long life cycle of many embedded systems means that some systems deployed today will still be in service when that deadline hits.
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  4. Visual Guide to What’s New in Swagger 3.0 — Swagger is a sweet way to define and document an API. I do like the side-by-side diffs showing old and new ways to do things, as a good way to communicate changes.
  5. Getting Started with Javascript Bundling and Webpack (YouTube) — In this talk from nz.js(con), Tanya Grey teaches basic bundling, and this functions as a good walk through the mysterious world of Javascript tooling … all those things you need to Do The Javascripts Goodly, those packages with names like “grunt,” “gulp,” and “browserify.”
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