4 lessons for modern software developers

1. Minimize the cost of computation Our university data center had three IBM mainframes. Some of the timesharing user accounts were for data center employees, with few resource limits. But most users’ accounts were paid for, either through departmental chargebacks or in real invoices sent out to local customers, such as an off-campus research center […]

Blockstream In 2018

Blockstream is introducing Simplicity, a new programming language for blockchain-based smart contracts, intended for inclusion in Blockstream’s sidechains and eventually in Bitcoin. The new language was presented by its creator, Russell O’Connor, Infrastructure Tech Developer at Blockstream, at the ACM SIGSAC Workshop on Programming Languages and Analysis for Security (PLAS 2017). “Simplicity is a blockchain programming […]