Monday, September 14, 2015

Node.js v4.0.0 stable release

A good news for "full stack" web development and IoT

Node v4.0.0 (Stable) | Node.js
"Node.js project and the io.js project that are now combined in a single codebase
Node.js v4.0.0 contains V8 v4.5, the same version of V8 shipping with the Chrome web browser today. This brings with it many bonuses for Node.js users, most notably a raft of new ES6 features that are enabled by default including block scoping, classes, typed arrays (Node's Buffer is now backed by Uint8Array), generators, Promises, Symbols, template strings, collections (Map, Set, etc.) and, new to V8 v4.5, arrow functions."

ideas: "Pace Layers Thinking" by Stewart Brand, Paul Saffo

Stewart Brand, Paul Saffo: Pace Layers Thinking - The Long Now
"In 01999 “Pace Layers” made its debut in the book The Clock of Long Now by Stewart Brand as a deceptively simple diagram consisting of six lines, six arrows and six words with the caption:
"The order of civilization. The fast layers innovate; the slow layers stabilize. The whole combines learning with continuity."
Pace layering from "The Clock of the Long Now" by Stewart Brand

Pace Layers Thinking: Paul Saffo and Stewart Brand @ The Interval — January 27, 02015 — Blog of the Long Now

From Evernote event

Future Cars: Electric & Self Driving

Porsche goes Tesla Model S hunting with its Mission E concept - CNET

Based on Panamera, but with multiple electric motors. 
600+ horsepower, 60mph in less than 3.5 seconds, up to 500km (310 miles) on a charge