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Nick Felker
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IoT & Assistant at Google
IoT & Assistant at Google

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There's a few problems with USB-C devices and cables today, but it's definitely the future and I'm excited for continuing support in computing.
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It's great to see Minecraft's owners see it as something that will continue to evolve.
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It's really amazing to see the kinds of things you can do in space now.
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It's interesting to see California take a strong stance on security.
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I show smart home developers how to build a better user experience for users with Report State.
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Woah this is really neat
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I've been thinking a lot recently about what the future of computing and development will be. It's clear that we need to go beyond CPUs, and rethink programming environments. While it's great to get a Python project prototyped rapidly, it's also not very efficient compared to doing things in C.

"As an example on the software side, Patterson indicated that rewriting Python into C gets you a 50x speedup in performance. Add in various optimization techniques and the speedup increases dramatically. It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch, he indicated, “to make an improvement of a factor of 1,000 in Python.”"

I've seen some interesting discussions around Rust recently, but I think the problem of programming is not compiled binary v JIT, but how to get the advantages of a scripting language to a compiled language.

Personally, I've become a fan of TypeScript and npm as they feel like the best languages for rapid prototyping, but they're not without their flaws as well.
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Good morning #AoGDevs! We're looking to get community feedback on the current set of smart home APIs and the developer experience. Please let us know your thoughts.
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As the ability to make CPUs smaller becomes more cost-prohibitive, I think we'll start seeing hardware expand out to new types of specific hardware accelerators. We've already seen this with GPUs. Will there be new units for even more esoteric tasks?
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