C++

Will calling “free” or “delete” in C/C++ release the memory to the system?
Nice little reminder for systems programming folks.
(Also, remember the rule: if an article title is framed as a question, the answer is generally “no”.)

Помоги компилятору помочь тебе
Неплохой обзор предупреждений с примерами.

Software optimization resources
“This series of five manuals describes everything you need to know about optimizing code for x86 and x86-64 family microprocessors”.

Development

Node.js Best Practices (in Russian)
You can think whatever you want about JavaScript developers, but there are some good points.

Capability Immaturity Model (CIMM)
Finally, CMM done right!

Hundred year mistakes
“The best time to make a breaking change that involves updating existing code is now”.

“Let’s use Kubernetes!” Now you have 8 problems
Reminder to those with big data (“massive 1 GB!”), high concurrency (“tremendous 10 rps!”), and massive scaling (“up to 800 users!”)

UNIX

The UNIX-Haters Handbook
You should know about this book.

The growth of command line options, 1979-Present
Or “Why ls currently has fifty-eight options and what is the cause of this bloat”.

Two new ways to read a file quickly
Linux may get a readfile() syscall in a beer-driven software development process.

Releases

Go 1.14 Release Notes

Java 14 Arrives with a Host of New Features

Miscellaneous

Little known features of iTerm2
Customizable hyperlinks is a neat extensibility idea.

SETI@home search for alien life project shuts down after 21 years
They have been “mining” aliens before it become mainstream.

matthiasn/talk-transcripts: Transcripts of Clojure-related talks

For Decades, Cartographers Have Been Hiding Covert Illustrations Inside of Switzerland’s Official Maps

Clear Your Terminal in Style
No More Secrets

sourcehut - the hacker’s forge (shameless plug, but they deserve more publicity)