406: Functional Sadism
24 March 2021
Some sage developer wisdom is overshadowed by Mike's mad stonk game, while Chris worries Apple's secret M1 tricks charming Linux users.
- Caesar Sengupta leaving Google after 15-year career — The initiative has been led by Caesar Sengupta who announced today that he’s leaving Google after nearly 15 years.
- The man behind Google’s ‘Next Billion Users’ is leaving
- Caesar Sengupta on Twitter — After ~15 wonderful yrs @Google, I’m stepping into the outside world on a new journey. I leave, heart full of gratitude, joy and many deep friendships. 🙏🙏🙏 @sundarpichai and many many Google friends.
- Apple’s Longtime App Store Developer Relations Lead Retires — Okamoto was responsible for overseeing the App Store review process and policies, distributing tools to allow developers to build and sell apps, developer support, developer communications, developer awards, and he also handled the annual Worldwide Developers Conference.
- Apple ‘Surprised’ By Developer Frustration
- Apple Developing New ‘HomePod’ Models With Screens and Cameras — Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman briefly mentioned that Apple has “been developing new speakers with screens and cameras.”
- HomePod Mini Features Dormant Temperature and Humidity Sensor — Apple’s HomePod mini includes a dormant hidden sensor that can measure temperature and humidity, potentially providing the means to power upcoming features that could arrive in a future software update, according to Bloomberg.
- Apple Adds FaceTime Framework to Apple TV/HomePod — Ahead of these rumors, MacRumors contributor Steve Moser was combing through the tvOS 14.5 beta code and found that Apple has added FaceTime and iMessage frameworks, along with a new AVFCapture framework related to capturing images.
- Google’s new Nest Hub tells you how well you slept — The latest Nest Hub leverages Soli technology to measure your sleep patterns
- GitLab 13.10 released — 13.10 offers administrative enhancements to help scale DevOps in your org, Geo package integrity verification to improve Disaster Recovery, vulnerability management automation to apply efficiency and consistency to security processes, and—as always—a ton of fantastic contributions from the wider community.
- Adobe details the transition of its apps to Apple Silicon — We compared an M1 MacBook to a previous-generation MacBook similarly configured, and found that under native mode, Photoshop was running 50% faster than the older hardware.