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CH Show HN: Ukpd – a Node.js module to provide access to UK Police Data

A Node.js client for the UK Police API. Installation npm install ukpd –save const UKPD = require(‘ukpd’) try { const data = await UKPD.streetLevel(‘52.629729’, ‘-1.131592’) console.log(‘data!’, data) } catch (err) { console.error(‘An error occurred’, err) } You can find more information by looking at any of the available methods, or the examples. Acknowledgements All data…

Algolia introduces pay-as-you-go pricing for search

At Algolia, our mission is to enable every developer and company—small and large—to create delightful search and discovery experiences. With this mission in mind, we are making a significant update to our pricing with the goal to have Algolia be more accessible and allow everyone to deliver a great search experience. Our pricing is now…

CH The Idea of Entropy Has Led Us Astray

Last summer, in the early days of a heat wave that would culminate in the highest temperatures ever recorded in Paris, I biked across the city to meet my friend Romain Graziani. At a sidewalk café, we sipped burnt espresso and watched the air shimmer weirdly over the cobbles. Romain, who is a scholar of…

CH Show HN: Crunch – a fast buffer manipulation library in go

a library for easily manipulating bits and bytes in golang features | installation | benchmarks | examples features feature-rich: supports reading and writing integers of varying sizes in both little and big endian performant: performs more than twice as fast as the standard library’s bytes.Buffer simple and familiar: has a consistent and easy-to-use api licensed…

CH Show HN: Pruun – Python CL utility for creating AWS Lambda deployment packages

Pruun is a CL utility for easily creating AWS lambda deployment packages within Python virtualenvs. It was designed to work as a simple, out-of-the-box solution that can be integrated into any deployment pipeline. Installation Use the package manager pip to install pruun pip install pruun Usage For the following usage examples, let’s imagine this is…

CH Show HN: Quik – Internet Explorer as a Service

Internet Explorer as a service. Before After No more polyfills, shims or vendor prefixes. Never worry about Internet Explorer support. Save your time, money, and sanity + close more deals. FAQ How does it work? Quik works by running a modern browser headlessly and drawing a “canvas” of your site back to your end users.…

CH Show HN: Writing a VM for a Small Stack-Base Language in Pointless

Tutorial: Writing a VM for a Small Stack-Base Language in Pointless – Avery N. Nortonsmith The age of functional programming will soon be over. Object-oriented programming has come and gone. Functional programming — the wise, quiet observer — has waited patiently for its turn. But FP, like OOP, will fade away in time as software…

CH Show HN: Remember More From Reading – an automatic reflection tool

“Reflection enables us to correct distortions in our beliefs and errors in problem-solving… Learning may be defined as the process of making a new or revised interpretation of the meaning of an experience, which guides subsequent understanding, appreciation and action.” Jack Mezirow. Columbia University. “Reflection is no longer a luxury, it may be a necessity…

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