[040.1] JavaScript’s domination continues, 34C3 shares visions of the future, and how Ethereum executes a transaction

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JavaScript’s domination continues, 34C3 shares visions of the future, and how Ethereum executes a transaction [12.29.2017]

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Welcome to the Octoverse, full of pretty visuals and interesting stats that (sadly?) show JavaScript is still the most popular language. Since September 2016 there have been 1 billion public commits, 47 million PR’s (public and private) & the 100,000,000th PR was made. The top five languages were: (1) JavaScript (2) Python (3) Java (4) Ruby (5) PHP. Scroll through ‘The State of the Octoverse 2017’ for more fun visuals and statistics. Continuing proof that Ruby is dead [sic] - Python, Ruby, and Java are very close to each other in PRs, and Ruby vastly outnumber PHP in popularity of PRs.

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This is the 34C3 playlist for the ongoing conference. There are also livestreams!

The Chaos Communication Congress is a fantastic event every year, and I binge watch it like crazy this time of year. A few select talks: Regulating Autonomous Weapons; Designing PCBs with Code; BBSes and early internet access in the nineties. You could also go watch last year’s talks, as these things are evergreen. Trivial prediction: somewhere in this year’s talks, someone pwns some ATMs.

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Ever wondered what executing a transaction in Ethereum actually does? In Life Cycle of an Ethereum Transaction, Mahesh Murthy covers an end-to-end transaction, explains how Metamask gets involved when you perform transactions in the browser for dApps, and discusses how to deal with paranoia. I learned things :)

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https://twitter.com/EffinBirds/status/946455733259980800

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