Readings for Lunch — [ 06 Mar 2018 ]

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Fear, trust and JavaScript: When types and functional programming fail

Many developers working with JavaScript borrow useful ideas from functional programming and strongly-typed programming languages […] these ideas together in JavaScript, however, they come with severe trade-offs, work together poorly, and ultimately fail in the goal of effectively transferring trust from developers to code and tools.

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Gifski – Convert videos to high-quality GIFs.

A macOS app for the gifski encoder, which converts videos to GIF animations using png quant's fancy features for efficient cross-frame palettes and temporal dithering. It produces animated GIFs that use thousands of colors per frame.