Weekly digest - 2018.16

Weekly digest - 2018.16

This week LinusTechTips published a video in which they claimed that Apple and an Apple Authorized Service Provider denied to repair damaged iMac Pro.
What's really interesting about this situation, Apple not only refused to do repairs based on warranty, which is understandable because of the modifications done by LinusTechTips, but they also refused when youtuber wanted to pay for the repairs. Apple support advisor justified the refusal on limited availability of replacement parts. Regardless of the real reason I have different question. Is iMac Pro reparable at all? As long as the machine is on 1 year warranty, and we don't do any modifications to it, we should be fine. But what can we do with broken $5000 computer after warranty?
This is a little bit concerning, I hope that Apple will clarify this incident.

On another note, once again, the Internet did not disappoint. This time people croudfounded Elon Musk a new couch.

The marketing campaign for Solo: A Star Wars Story has started for good. This week we got two TV ads: Crew and Risk.

And finally, here is list of interesting articles.

Oh Man, Look at Your API!
Designing a REST API - or any other API, for that matter - is hard. Alexey gives couple of tips explaining how to make it good and usable.

Yes, React is taking over front-end development. The question is why.
React exploded in recent years and became one the most popular, if not the most popular, library in fronted development. Also there are no signs that is going to change in the near future. In this article Samer tries to explain the reasons that caused this phenomenon.

Scratching the Firebase services with your iOS app
Deyan explains how to create and setup an iOS app that uses Firebase as a backend.

Image credits: LinusTechTips.