Four short links: 4 September 2020

Hardware Teardown, The Incredible Proof Machine, Better Programming, and ArangoDB

By Nat Torkington
September 4, 2020
Four Short Links
  1. Inside the Digital Pregnancy Test — … is a paper pregnancy test and watch-battery-powered microcontroller connected to three LEDs, a photo-cell, and an LCD display. That (8-bit) microcontroller runs at 4MHz, almost as fast as an IBM PC did.
  2. The Incredible Proof Machine — Fun game (modelled on The Incredible Machine from the 90s) that teaches logic.
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  4. Make Interfaces Hard to MisuseDon’t push the responsibility of maintaining invariants required by your class on to its callers. Excellent advice.
  5. ArangoDB a scalable open-source multi-model database natively supporting graph, document and search. All supported data models & access patterns can be comnbined in queries allowing for maximal flexibility.
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