My productivity tool is coming along nicely and I’ll have a working version by the end of the week. I’m excited to put together an article covering what I did; working with APIs for services you commonly use can be very rewarding and useful for your day-to-day life. I can’t say I’ve loved working with the Google APIs (the Python package is a little clumsy to use at times and the resource naming isn’t the best), but I love Google apps and use them in all parts of my professional and personal life so it’s worth putting in the effort to learn.
In other news, I spent the weekend in Sacramento relaxing and didn’t get a chance to put this article together until this morning. I missed some big headlines, like the ransomware attacko n Friday, but I’ve included it here for anyone that missed that story. Anyway here are the articles:
5/10 – 5/15
- A plea to rethink the abuse of interfaces and design patterns without minding the use-case.
- Creating an event sourcing microservice using Go and Kafka.
- Trump fires FBI Director James Comey.
- An interesting take on the lack of automation in low-productivity industries and its effect on US employment.
- An overview of all the different flavors of Docker deployment and management.
- An update of Rust lang two years in.
- A ransonware virus affected companies around the globe over the weekend, apparently developed from NSA hacking tools.