Weekly Digest - 2020.36


GeForce RTX  30 Series

Nvidia announced next generation of the graphics cards, and they are beasts. Based on Ampere architecture they come with incredible core count. The RTX 3090 has 10,496 CUDA cores, the RTX 3080 has 8,704, and the RTX 3070 has 5,888. They also come with 24GB, 10GB, and 8GB of either GDDR6X or GDDR6 respectively.

Those specs ensure incredible performance, the RTX 3090 is 1.5x faster than the Titan RTX, the RTX 3080 is twice as fast as the RTX 2080, and the RTX 3070 can outperform the RTX 2080 Ti.

In terms of pricing., RTX 3090 will cost $1,499, the RTX 3080 coming in at $699 and RTX 3070 at $499.

RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 will be available in September, and RTX 3070 in October.


Image credits: Nvidia

Weekly digest - 2018.04


After busy begining of the year the last week of Junary was calm. I would even risk to say it was boring.
Cryptocurencies are still falling, but on the bright side, Space X finally performed static fire test of Falcon Heavy. Now we are waiting for launch, which is planned for 6th of February.

Beside this nothing much happend so let go stright to list of interesting articles.

Rest confusion explained
Follow up to the very popular and controversial Rest is the new SOAP article.

I am a 9-5 developer and so can you
We programmers spend to much time on coding. We love it, but we also need to know when to stop. In this article Matthew Jones explains how to reconcile private and professional life.

EA scared of youtubers
Recent events showed that gamers have enough of EA's bad practices. It looks like that EA is now scared of the opinions of prominent Youtubers.

How one person caused the price of cryptocurrencies to fall
It looks like, once again, lack of communication caused a catastrophe.

PWAs are coming to iOS 11.3: Cupertino, we have a problem
Apple added Service Workers to iOS 11.3. Those allow programmers to create Progressive Web Apps.

Why I left Google to join Grab
This article might seems to be another rant about "evil" Google, but actually it shows interesting point of view, where Google stopped to be innovative.

HTTPS explained with carrier pigeons
If you ever wonder how HTTPS works, here is human friendly explanation.

Create Guten Block Toolkit
This is zero-configuration dev-toolkit for developing WordPress Gutenberg blocks. Although it is a tool dedicated to WordPress, it has some interesting ideas that have a great chance of being adopted in other projects.

Codable enums in Swift
This article explains how to encode and decode enums with associated types.

Whopper Neutrality
This is brilliant. Burger King shows to ordinary people what is Net Neutrality.

Magnetic USB-C cable
If you're missing magsafe in new MacBooks, this is something that might interest you.


Image credits: SpaceX.