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Software Weekly - Week of 10/15


Last week’s most popular episode: Airbnb Engineering with Surabhi Gupta. Surabhi Gupta is a director of engineering leading the Homes business for Airbnb, which includes Growth, Search, Hosts, Pricing, and Business Travel. Surabhi has helped scale Airbnb through a hypergrowth period, and joins the show to share those experiences. 

Old favorite: Smart Contract Security with Emin Gün Sirer. Haseeb Qureshi talks to Emin Gün Sirer, a professor at Cornell University where he is co-director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts. They discuss how smart contracts work and how to secure them. 

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An Overview of Flutter by Daliso Zuze

The State of Digital Banking by Ido Leibovich

Stay tuned for more episode summaries, digests, longform articles, and other  great content from the SE Daily blog. What else do you want to read about? Let us know.

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Calls Between JavaScript and WebAssembly Are Finally Fast
Mozilla working hard to speed things up.

Validating Performance and Reliability of the New Dropbox Search Engine
Nautilus optimizations.

How We Store Data in the Cloud at Auth0
How Auth0 uses different datastores to serve a wide variety of use cases.

Under the Hood: Facebook Marketplace Powered by AI
AI manages volume of products with speed and relevance.

Trustworthy Chrome Extensions, By Default
Google takes steps toward improved extension security.

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The Long Journey to FEMA's Presidential Alert Test
First such test since the emergency alert system went live in 2012.

Microsoft Joins Open Invention Network to Help Protect Linux and Open Source
To protect programs from patent risk.

mLab is Becoming a Part of MongoDB, Inc.
Acquisition of DBaaS platform.

Google+ is Shutting Down After a Vulnerability Exposed 500K Users' Data
Google calling it a day for the social media network.

Tesla is Looking for a Manager to Handle Elon Musk
Seeking independent chairman.

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