I have tinkered with getting the recently released Fedora Linux version 30 to run on my Surface Book. The usual patch set by Jake Day only works for Ubuntu out of the box, so there is a bit of wood to chop. Luckily, someone has put a great guide up on Medium to follow. I am posting it here for future reference.
I’m very sad to see that the creator of Erlang, Joe Armstrong, has passed away. Erlang (Ericsson Language) is one of the pioneering languages in distributed computing, which was built by Ericsson for their carrier-grade telco switches. Erlang:
Is a functional programming language in the spirit of Lisp, which means it is easy to scale in horizontally
Fault tolerant, embracing the notion of “let it fail”. Failure is seen as part and parcel of any system
Used garbage collection long before Java popularised it
Highly available, making it possible to hot-swap parts of program code without bringing down the entire application
Is both a language and runtime platform using the OTP (Open Telco Platform)
Is one of the main influences of Akka, the Scala based actor implementation, which provides a highly scalable distributed compute platform
View of Singapore Marina Barrage, an incredible dam that connects the confluence of five rivers at the tip of the the Marina. It effectively turns Marina Bay into a freshwater reservoir. The photo is taken from the top of Marina Bay Sands, the famous hotel with three massive buildings connected by a long boat on top.
Postgres has existed for more than 22 years. Their community claims it is the world’s most advanced open source database. Having worked extensively on Postgres for almost 10 years I can testify that is a true statement.