Flippin', fiber and COBOL... what?

Hamilton, Bermuda

Hey everyone. Again I hope this issues finds you well. Bermuda is finishing its third week of a shelter in place order. Most people are staying home even without legal requirements, and if you are looking for something to do this weekend, maybe it is time to learn a new programming language, like Go… or COBOL. :) If you are a puzzle fan, take a look at my Puzzle Quest for something to exercise your mind.

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An Express-inspired web framework written in Go. For anyone making the transition to Go from Node.js, this web framework should make you feel at home. Built on top of Fasthttp, it boasts some very impressive benchmarks. There is also a nice collection of middleware available to handle many of the things a web server normally need to deal with.

Cloudflare Workers Now Support COBOL logo or screenshot

Cloudflare Workers Now Support COBOL

Honestly, any other year, this would almost certainly have been published on the 1st of this month as a joke, but it appears to be legit. Cloudflare Workers (which are a very easy to use FaaS offering) support the use of COBOL to write your functions. Is there any real practical use for this? Not really. I guess it could be a way for you to practice your COBOL if you are learning it to help out with one of the many legacy systems which are being stressed by Covid-19. Enjoy.

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Flip Counter Plugin

Flip is the most advanced Flip counter plugin available on the web. It’s super easy to setup, amazingly flexible and beautifully animated. This is probably one of the most full featured, and well demo’d counter libraries I’ve ever seen. It almost makes me want to build something just to use it.

Written by Colin Bate