A tour of Postgres’ Foreign Data Wrappers Craig Kerstiens

If you’re unfamiliar, foreign data wrappers, or FDW, allow you to connect from within Postgres to a remote system. Then you can query them from directly within Postgres. While there is an official Postgres FDW that ships with Postgres itself, that allows you to connect from one Postgres DB to another, there’s also a broad community of others.

Source: A tour of Postgres’ Foreign Data Wrappers Craig Kerstiens

Split82/iOSMemoryBudgetTest: Small iOS application which tries to allocate as much memory as possible to crash. After that you can run the application again to see how much memory was needed for crash and when all the memory warnings happen.

Small iOS application which tries to allocate as much memory as possible to crash. After that you can run the application again to see how much memory was needed for crash and when all the memory warnings happen.

Source: Split82/iOSMemoryBudgetTest: Small iOS application which tries to allocate as much memory as possible to crash. After that you can run the application again to see how much memory was needed for crash and when all the memory warnings happen.

Migrating Code Signing Configurations to Xcode 8

This is a guide to code signing software for iOS development and deployment. The information contained here may be useful to better understand how the process of code signing works and is implemented, but is specifically for people that build applications and software that must be signed by multiple teams (e.g.: Development and Enterprise) and how to migrate your existing signing configurations to work in Xcode 8.

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FAIR open-sources fastText | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code | Facebook

FastText combines some of the most successful concepts introduced by the natural language processing and machine learning communities in the last few decades. These include representing sentences with bag of n-grams, as well as using subword information, and sharing information across classes through a hidden representation. We also employ a hierachical softmax that takes advantage of the unbalanced distribution of the classes to speed up computation. These different concepts are being used for two differen

Source: FAIR open-sources fastText | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code | Facebook

Values and errors, part 2: eight languages compared

I’m going to look at an error handling example implemented across a range of different languages studied by the Swift developers when designing Swift’s approach to error handling. By comparing these languages to Swift, I’ll try to better understand the balance of feature complexity, syntactic efficiency, abstraction, information signalling and safety that typical Swift code is expected to offer.

Source: Values and errors, part 2: eight languages compared