Software developers in the job market face challenges and frustrations, such as being ghosted by recruiters and high expectations for specific tech skills.
Many individuals have experienced rejections and downgraded job offers, with lower salaries than their current positions.
The reputation of FAANG companies, particularly Amazon, is mentioned in the discussion about hiring practices, transitioning from large tech companies to startups, and concerns about dishonesty in resumes. There is also debate about discrimination, bias, and the use of photos in job applications.
OpenStreetMap is implementing vector tiles on their website, enhancing the customization and interaction of map data.
Paul Norman, a skilled cartographer, has been recruited to spearhead this project.
The adoption of vector tiles will enhance user experience, unlock new features such as 3D maps, and facilitate the integration of additional datasets. The OpenStreetMap Foundation is requesting donations to support this endeavor.
The article explores the use of OpenStreetMap vector maps for offline navigation and provides insights into different apps and software options to access and style OpenStreetMap data on various devices.
The discussion covers alternative map providers, self-hosting vector maps, challenges with implementing vector tiles, and concerns about trust violations and lack of support within the OpenStreetMap community.
Controversies surrounding the OSM Buildings project are also discussed, along with recommendations for enhancing the OSM Vector Tile service and the need for a standardized vector tile format. Furthermore, the article delves into the integration of tilesets into the mapping ecosystem and the advantages and limitations of using PMTiles for updating and serving map tiles in the OpenStreetMap project.
The topic of discussion is the deliberate destruction of movies for tax purposes, with arguments for and against this practice.
The debate encompasses artistic integrity, individual and corporate freedom, asset valuation, potential exploitation of public resources, and the impact on the film industry.
Questions arise about the legality, ethics, and tax implications of destroying assets for tax write-offs, with considerations for intellectual property rights, film distribution complexity, and the effects of tax breaks on the film industry.
The discussion covers various topics such as startups shifting to venture capital funding, principled software development, visual editing and vendor lock-in in relation to the app Obsidian, the preference for open-source note-taking apps, and the significance of prioritizing user support and creating desired products regardless of funding source.
The risks and benefits associated with VC-backed companies and open-source software are highlighted.
The importance of building products that people want and providing user support is emphasized throughout the discussion.
There is a public notification fork of popcorn-desktop with 605 stars and 8.6k code issues.
The latest release, version 0.5.0, includes new features such as an updated NW.js runtime, an Anime tab, a Watched tab, a Seedbox option, VLC flatpack external player support, a Transparency option for Movies/Series UI, and a new theme called Dutchy's Dark Orange.
Bug fixes address issues like high CPU/memory usage from WebTorrent, broken bookmark entries, title translations, the default Chromium player, saving magnet links, missing provider icons, and series poster zoom implementation. Additionally, there are updates to the build system, outdated code, torrent collection providers, trackers, and modules/dependencies.
Users are dissatisfied with Popcorn Time's compatibility issues and discuss alternative methods like using a cloud server for downloading and streaming movies.
The benefits of different resolutions and the management of large media collections are debated, as well as the concept of hoarding movies.
The article and discussion forum cover various web frameworks for Java and Kotlin, such as Javalin, Spring Boot, Jakarta EE, and MicroProfile.
Users analyze the pros and cons of these frameworks including simplicity, ease of use, documentation limitations, and performance.
The debate over microframeworks versus batteries-included frameworks is addressed, as well as the challenges of maintaining community libraries, and the limitations and challenges of using frameworks like Django and Spring are also discussed.
Orbit is a standalone native application profiler for Windows and Linux that helps developers identify performance issues in complex applications.
It visualizes the execution flow without the need for code changes or recompilation of the target application.
Orbit supports native applications written in languages such as C, C++, Rust, or Go and is primarily focused on the Linux version, but can still be used for Windows local profiling with some limitations.