Monthlog 01: November 2019

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This is the 01 installment in my 'Monthlog' - a public list of blog posts, announcements, software, libraries, videos and podcasts that catch my attention each month. I hope that regular readers will skim through the listings and find one, or multiple, things that pique their interest.

Note: Posts are not ordered in any particular way. If you find an article you think I might like, send it to me via one of the messaging channels on my homepage.


Software and Libraries

Hyperfine - Another Rust CLI tool from SharkDP. Hyperfine benchmarks and compares the runtime of different shell commands, and offers a really simple command X is X.XX times faster than command Y result.

Topgrade - Rust CLI tool that updates packages across a number of package managers all at once. Added to my home-manager setup and now in use on my Darwin and NixOS systems.

Ristretto - Golang Library from D-Graph that implements a 'high performance memory-bound cache'.

Badger - More from D-Graph, a Go Library offering a 'fast key-value DB'. I tried this for the Earl project and enjoyed the initial experience.

Sled - Rust Library offering a fast Key-Value store, still in beta, self-described as 'the champagne of beta embedded databases'. I'm looking at this for the Rust test implementation of Earl.

Recommended Sources to Follow

Below are a few media sources and voices I follow.



  • The Changelog: 'Conversations with the hackers, leaders, and innovators of software development.'
  • Linux Unplugged: A Jupiter Broadcasting show. Relaxed, focused on Linux but touches on all things Unix and Open Source.
  • Invest Like the Best: Finance and investing podcast often featuring Crypto.
  • Into the Ether: 'Focusing on all things Ethereum, the leading blockchain for decentralized applications.'