Linker: October 27, 2023

October 27, 2023
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As always, there is a lot going on in the world of tech. This week’s “Linker” features experimental updates, new releases and a few tips and tricks.

Microsoft is testing new Windows 11 privacy controls in Europe. As most people in the tech world are aware, privacy laws are much stricter in Europe than in most other parts of the world. It looks like Microsoft is adding additional privacy controls in Windows 11 to better comply with local laws.

Report finds few open source projects actively maintained. A study done on open source projects shows open source maintenance is in decline and that 1 in 8 source downloads have a known risk. Only about 11% of open-source projects are actively maintained.

Turning a Node.js Monolith into a Monorepo without Disrupting the Team. The title pretty much says it all. It is a useful article about the best strategy for turning a monolith into a monorepo without too much disruption of development.

What I Learned as a Product Designer at Apple. An ex-designer from Apple gives insight into what she learned during her time at the company. It is an interesting read for anyone who wants to better understand how Apple sees design.

Microsoft .NET 8 nears the finish line. .NET 8 is getting closer to its final release. There are a number of improvements and changes and it will receive three years of support.

Node.js 21 brings WebSocket client. Node 21 was recently released and one of the features that were added was experimental support for a built-in WebSocket client.

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