503: Ruby in the WebAssembly

1 February 2023

The shiny userbase flocking to WebAssembly, our thoughts on the "openAI scam", and why they just keep cramming stuff into Docker containers.

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  • pop-os core: WIP immutable base — POP working on an immutable base? We’re interested.
  • The Blocksize War — This book covers Bitcoin’s blocksize war, which was waged from August 2015 to November 2017.
  • Jupiter Broadcasting Jobs Matrix Room — Hiring? Looking for work? Make a connection in our Jobs chat room.
  • What’s New in Ruby 3.2 — The highlights this year are the performance gains from YJIT, WebAssembly support, faster regular expressions, and a new way to define immutable value objects.
  • Rails on Docker — Rails 7.1 is getting an official Dockerfile, which should make it easier to deploy Rails applications to production environments that support Docker. Think of it as a pre-configured Linux box that will work for most Rails applications.
  • The Fed - Meeting calendars and information — The FOMC holds eight regularly scheduled meetings during the year and other meetings as needed.
  • unusual_whales on Twitter — “If Powell keeps hiking rates, he risks the entire financial stability of the [global economic] system,” per Barry Sternlicht.
  • Alby — Lightning for your Browser! — Alby brings Boosts to the web.
  • Coder Radio on the Podcastindex.org — You can boost the show from your web browser, top-up Alby, then head over to our listing on the Podcast Index.
  • Google announces ChatGPT rival Bard — Google is working on a competitor to OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT. The ‘experimental conversational AI service’ is called Bard and is only being tested by a limited group.