On The Web: April 4, 2021

Inspired by Angelo’s Elsewhere series, I’m starting On The Web series. So, every week I’ll be posting some interesting things I came across on the Internet. Today is the first edition of the series and here goes:

  • An elegant piece of C code from Rob Pike that implements Regular Expression Matcher in less than 50 lines. Brian Kernighan explains the code itself and shares insights from it.
  • Lofimusic.app is a Progressive Web-app that plays LoFi tracks from popular Youtube channels including Chilled Cow. Bonus: Its open source!
  • Soon it will be possible to run Kafka without Zookeeper thanks to the newer Kraft mode in the upcoming 2.8 Release. This blog post explains the Kraft mode.