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I am delighted to welcome you all back to the roundup 13! Exciting stuff is anticipating for you! Firefox quantum, Segwit2x call off, bitcoin forks, PWA with react and lot more.
Let’s go and let’s get it.
Supreme tech news of the week
Firefox is now fast, faster and the fastest. Firefox releases Quantum 57 which is twice as fast as Firefox 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology and graced with a beautiful new look and let you do what you do best. Firefox Quantum uses less memory than the competition. Your RAM and processor will thank you.
Introducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum
A Quantum Achievement: But it’s Just the Beginning
The Segwit2x hard fork called off in the view of keeping the community together. The Segwit2x effort began in May with a simple purpose: to increase the block size and improve Bitcoin scalability. Segwit2x found its first success in August, as it broke the deadlock and quickly led to Segwit’s successful activation. Since that time, the team shifted its efforts to phase two of the project - a 2MB block size increase. Unfortunately, it is clear that there is no built sufficient consensus for a clean block size upgrade at this time. Continuing on the current path could divide the community and be a setback to Bitcoin’s growth. This was never the goal of Segwit2x.
Segwit2x hard fork abandoned — what happened and why
Now the SegWit2x Hard Fork Has Really Failed to Activate
Elon Musk, Tesla on Thursday unveiled a prototype for a battery-powered, nearly self-driving semi truck that the company said would prove more efficient and less costly to operate than the diesel trucks that haul goods across the country. And of course, it will emit no exhaust.
Musk also showed he was not letting up on the car side of the business, unveiling a new Tesla Roadster that he said would be able to reach 60 mph in 1.9 seconds and travel 620 miles before needing to recharge. He claimed it would be the first production car with a zero-to-60 time of less than two seconds.
Tesla Unveils an Electric Rival to Semi Trucks
Canadian grocery chain orders 25 Tesla electric Semi trucks
VueJS Expo is a place to showcase the best in Vue.
Is Angular Flex with Angular Material better than Bootstrap for a responsive layout?
How to use SVG as a placeholder, and other handy image loading techniques
How to create a PWA with React in six steps
Microsoft are working on a feature in Visual Studio that lets you collaborate with another developer in real-time
5 great apps for your web design workflow
An extensive list of NodeJS best practices
How Sentry handles 20 billion events per month (while preparing to handle twice that)
A collection of “git flight rules” - what to do when things go wrong and the git hits the fan
An alternative, CORS-compliant API to use instead of Instagram’s public one
How to do performance testing and optimization with Python and Django
How Redux can make you a better developer
Design - UI/UX
How Twitter’s design team handled the design challenges of internationalizing the service’s (old) character limit
How ex-Apple and Disney designers created a brand new design process
The relationship between design deliverables and presentation skills
How and why Adobe’s brand evolved
Real examples of really good UX
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
The ultimate plain-English guide to Bitcoin forks
Visa Launches First Phase of Blockchain B2B Payments
Zen Protocol Unveils Testnet To Decentralize Finance
The Fervor Around Blockchains Explained in Two Minutes
That’s it, we are done for this week. See you all at roundup 14.