Put on your Scuba Steve mask, because we’re diving into the low-level programming deep end today. Just stick close to your buddy, and we’ll all be fine. Welcome to Issue 56.
Elementary Audio — A new way to make sounds with your computer
We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that most of you probably haven’t spent much time building audio software – and we don’t blame you. Building apps like synthesizers, processors, and sound filters has historically been a hairy, time-consuming process that required a lot of C++ (gross).
Quick background: Elementary was created by Nick Thompson, who worked on the Instagram team at Facebook while also contributing to React. After leaving ZuckTown, he started working on different audio applications and learned firsthand how frustrating that world of imperative, object oriented code could be.
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The feeling of Rust against my salad fingers
TWIH — Rust turns 11
Your favorite programmers favorite programming language was officially unveiled to the world exactly 11 years ago last week, on July 7th (the luckiest day of the year). That’s when Graydon Hoare stepped on stage at the 2010 Mozilla Summit and shared his bold vision for a “slightly less annoying” programming language that he’d been working on since 2006.
Fast forward to today, and Rust has been voted the #1 “most loved” programming language in the Stack Overflow Developer Survey for the last 5 years in a row.
If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered why Rust consistently gets that Beyonce-level of love and hype. Turns out, there are 3 main reasons:
Rust is a great language, but we’ve seen lots of other great languages never reach mainstream adoption for building web apps (👋 Elm, Reason). Will Rust be able to break through? I guess we’ll check back in another 11 years.
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What’s the result of running this code?
Run it and see for yourself 🤯🤯🤯.
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