Last Week in 5 Links #52

by | Dec 8, 2020 | FiveLinks

This week we have a selection of programming, automation, video games and business all handpicked by Attila Csizofszki.

Deepmind’s AI Solving Protein Structures

It is fascinating how far software development got in recent years. DeepMind’s AI got into the news as it is more or less determined a protein’s 3D shape from its amino-acid sequence. This is a giant leap in biology science as it can enable quicker and more advanced drug discovery. I admire the programmers behind the AI and it would be amazing to work on a project like that.


How Much Money Indie Games Make on Steam?

Very interesting to see numbers about the Indie games on Steam. It’s a bit sad that only a fracture of the published games can make a sustainable revenue. How can be your game unique, when every day around 25 new games being published on Steam?

Playing a video game with a controller
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Home Automation

This is one of my favourite subjects. I try to automate everything at home in my own way. I’m not talking about Smart Home. What I do is I write the programs and use them on my appliances. This makes my life much easier.

Home automation
Photo by Binyamin Mellish from Pexels

JavaScript Promises & Async/Await in 20 mins

I believe that in 2020 it is essential for every programmer to understand async/await and have a firm knowledge about it. It is easy to learn, and this tutorial gives a perfect overview just in 20 minutes.

Programming language screen
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Slack Sold for $27.7BN

I am very compatible with Slack, use it every day and I love all the features and the easy-to-use UI. The app has been sold to Salesforce, which known by its popular CRM software. I hope that Slack and its performance will not change in the future.

Slack logo picture black
Photo by Scott Webb from Pexels

This is a post in the Last Week in 5 Links series. We share a lot of interesting videos, articles and other types of content in our internal chat. We thought some of the info we come across could come in handy for others too. So each week we post five of the links we shared between ourselves in the previously selected by one of our team.

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