This Week in Code, October 10th
In case you missed any of it, here are some of the most noteworthy links for the past week.
RethinkDB is shutting down The company, not the open source project, is shutting down. RethinkDB was structured similarly to MongoDB, as an open source database backed by a service-oriented business model. This week, we found out that the company officially deemed their efforts unsustainable. The RethinkDB team will be joining Stripe , but the company will be shutting down. This acts as an interesting point of reference when evaluating future projects structured in this manner.
Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence Yahoo secretly built software to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials.
Pieter Hintjens passes away After a long battle with bile duct cancer, the open source legend chose euthanasia this week. Hintjens had penned A Protocol for Dying and made several greatpodcast appearances. His thoughts and work were fascinating throughout his whole career.
Microsoft publicly releases P language It is a language for asynchronous event-driven programming.
Reflections of an "Old" Programmer A programmer reflects on his programming career as he approaches his 40th birthday.