April is ending and the world is still in quarantine.
Everything I said about remote working during a pandemic still stand, but remote work is certainly gaining momentum in at least some of the companies. TCS, an Indian service company employing 0.5 million people have announced that 75% of their workforce will be going remote by 2025. FYI has published a report analysing The Future of Remote Work estimating by 2025, 70% of the workforce will work remotely at least five days in a month. In other news, Uber CTO is leaving the company and they might lay off 20% of their workforce.
- Last Python2 version - End of an era.
- Github is free for Teams - A Microsoft enterprise is waiving off all fees for teams. While this is indeed great for indie programmers there are growing concerns that Github might lose their way with only enterprise customers paying for the product.
- Gatsby - Incremental Builds - As the number of pages increases, it used to becomes painful to build a static app, every page has to get rebuild even if there is only small change. With Netlify’s build minutes, this was a question on everyone’s minds. GatsbyJS is now introducing a beta into incremental builds on their platform offering 1000x build speeds.
- GraphQL Playground - Prisma donated Playground to GraphQL foundation and now they are combining GraphiQL and Playground.
If you are looking to learn some computer science during the pandemic, I have a list of free courses for you.
What am I watching?
Women of React happened last week and it was amazing. The live stream is still up on YouTube. The talks from Maggie Appleton on React Mental Models and Anusree Subramani’s talk on React Developer Tooling are absolute favourites.
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