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Your Headspace run streak — it’s not about the number

No matter how we feel about the run streak — the figure in the Headspace app that acknowledges how many days in a row we’ve meditated — that number has something important to teach us. Some people love this feature, viewing it as a source of motivation, a record of accountability, and a badge of... Read more »


High performance container networking

Researchers and engineers from Microsoft Research and Microsoft Azure have contributed nine scientific papers to the technical program of the 16th Annual USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation – NSDI ‘19 – to be held in Boston, Massachusetts between February 26 and February 28, 2019. Our...


Program Insights from the PayPal Security Team

PayPal’s security team is tasked with helping to protect personal financial information for millions of account holders every day. We sat down with PayPal Information Security Engineers Ray Duran, Sonal Shrivastava, and Pax Whitmore, and Project Manager Rebecca Francom to learn more about how PayPal works with...


JavaScript Proxy

I’ve always loved the flexibility of Objects and prototypes in JavaScript, but for a long time, I felt that a level of dynamism was lacking. JavaScript eventually added get and set methods for object properties, which was an awesome step, but there was still room for improvement. The JavaScript Proxy API was an awesome...