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Yesterday, Microsoft announced the release of TypeScript 3.7 with new tooling features, optional chaining, nullish coalescing, assertion functions, and much more. This release also includes breaking features; a few changes in the DOM where the types in lib.dom.d.ts have been updated; the typeArguments property has been removed from the TypeReference interface. Also, TypeScript 3.7 emits get/set accessors in .d.ts files which can cause breaking changes for consumers on older versions of TypeScript like 3.5 and prior. TypeScript 3.6 users will not be impacted as…

Two Pennsylvania state senators introduced Senate Bill 350 in Harrisburg on Tuesday and it contains just about everything a cannabis advocate would love. There are provisions for growing cannabis at home, expungement of all cannabis criminal records, pizza-like delivery of marijuana to your door, and a bar-to-entry set so low that just about any Pennsylvanian could enter the trade as a grower or a retailer. “This bill is fantastic,” said Les Stark, director of the Keystone Cannabis…

We’ve come to that time of year where tech companies announce their latest gadgets, with Google hosting their own hardware event on October 15th. Google’s set to launch their Pixel 4 and 4XL smartphone, the famous successor to the Pixel 3 – announced in October of the year we left behind. One might have thought that after what happened with the Pixel 3 last year that Google would do its best to stop its latest smartphone…

It’s never really too late to be successful in Hollywood. While a majority of celebrities made it at an early age, there are countless others who didn’t make it until after 50. Here’s a list of some of the late bloomers who didn’t become household names until 50, including an actress who got well known at 60. Christoph Waltz Waltz begins the “movie stars who made it after 50” list. Christoph Waltz began his acting…

Brazil’s space agency claimed that this week tens of thousands of fires had charred the rainforest. That is really bad for the planet’s fight against the climate change. The Amazon is on fire! Brazil’s space agency said that this week approximately 73,000 fires had broken out across the Amazon forest since the start of the year. This directly is imperiling one of the planet’s last resorts of biodiversity and is raising serious concerns about climate…

The majority of people associate the degree you get with the potential to make a great salary. That is probably one of the main reasons why students are going into engineering, computer science, medicine or business. How much money you will make in the future is very important, but it should not be the top priority.  Instead, you should look for a field that fulfills you intellectually. And that is specifically where the field of philosophy comes into play.…

Planning a vacation can be difficult. If you’re having trouble planning a vacation, you can break down the system into 7 main steps: Decide where to go  Pick a time to travel Arrange time off work Find affordable flights Budget consciously for your trip But, do you know what the best part of vacations is? Going to awesome places. And eating delicious food. And making cool friends along the way.  These all make up for a…

It can be really confusing trying to find out the best cars for beginners and young drivers. It can be even more confusing trying to figure out which car should be your first. It doesn’t really matter if you’re a recent grad with your first real job, or someone different from the prototype first-time car buyer, it will be confusing. Actually, the car-buying process is never filled with as much uncertainty as it is the…

If you were to organize programming languages into tiers, there would probably three main tiers. The top tier, the highest of them would include mainstream languages such as Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, PHP, etc. While some of these languages may be fading, you’re better of knowing at least one of these languages to land a great job. Most of the top tier languages are firmly entrenched. It takes quite a while for a programming language to…

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin If you’re a book worm and were asked to summarize their love for reading, you would probably be stuck. There is no way to articulate the love for books, but the quote above comes pretty close. A book-lover knows that only a couple of things can provide you the joy you…