Clamshell: 2020-08-02

Recent news in tech in a clamshell

  • Tech Sector Job Interviews Assess Anxiety, Not Software Skills
  • jconf.dev
  • Chicago Cloud Conference
  • An overview of healthcheck patterns
  • Data Structures by Rob Edwards
  • Web Development Resources
  • Design Gems
  • What Is a Monad? Basic Theory for a Java Developer
  • 17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’, 2 Others Behind the Biggest Twitter Hack Arrested
  • Zoom Bug Allowed Snoopers Crack Private Meeting Passwords in Minutes
  • Critical GRUB2 Bootloader Bug Affects Billions of Linux and Windows Systems

Tech Sector Job Interviews Assess Anxiety, Not Software Skills

A new study from North Carolina State University and Microsoft finds that the technical interviews currently used in hiring for many software engineering positions test whether a job candidate has performance anxiety rather than whether the candidate is competent at coding. The interviews may also be used to exclude groups or favor specific job candidates: Tech Sector Job Interviews Assess Anxiety, Not Software Skills

jconf.dev

jconf.dev is a free virtual community Java and Cloud conference It will be held on 30th September:

  • 9AM - 4PM CST
  • 7AM - 2PM PST
  • 10AM - 5PM EST
  • 2PM - 9PM GMT

Chicago Cloud Conference

Chicago Cloud Conference is a two days virtual conference held on 21-22nd September.

An overview of healthcheck patterns


The talks starts at 15:15 and ends around 1:14:00, check out the GitHub repo of the talk too: gitaroktato/healthcheck-patterns.

Data Structures by Rob Edwards

CS310, Data Structures in Java at San Diego State University


Web Development Resources

Awesome Developer Resources

Design Gems

A hand-selected collection of 170+ free tools and resources for designers: Design Gems

What Is a Monad? Basic Theory for a Java Developer

The article dives into the basics behind Monads and discusses an example Java implementation: What Is a Monad? Basic Theory for a Java Developer

17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’, 2 Others Behind the Biggest Twitter Hack Arrested

A 17-year-old teen and two other 19 and 22-year-old individuals have reportedly been arrested for being the alleged mastermind behind the recent Twitter hack that simultaneously targeted several high-profile accounts within minutes as part of a massive bitcoin scam: 17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’, 2 Others Behind the Biggest Twitter Hack Arrested

Zoom Bug Allowed Snoopers Crack Private Meeting Passwords in Minutes

Popular video conferencing app Zoom recently fixed a new security flaw that could have allowed potential attackers to crack the numeric passcode used to secure private meetings on the platform and snoop on participants (hint: brute force): Zoom Bug Allowed Snoopers Crack Private Meeting Passwords in Minutes

Critical GRUB2 Bootloader Bug Affects Billions of Linux and Windows Systems

A team of cybersecurity researchers today (29th July) disclosed details of a new high-risk vulnerability affecting billions of devices worldwide—including servers and workstations, laptops, desktops, and IoT systems running nearly any Linux distribution or Windows system: Critical GRUB2 Bootloader Bug Affects Billions of Linux and Windows Systems