- Simon Willison posited that SQL is a better API language than GraphQL and the conversation that followed was quite interesting with good points coming up in favor of using SQL (you can create virtual tables that are not backed by the DB at all) and also GraphQL. Simon’s coming at this from the perspective of read only APIs, and he has been largely working with APIs that are backed by SQLite. Also cool that you can create custom functions for SQLite in Python
- On the latest episode of ATP, the hosts interview Chris Lattner. There was a segment in which they discussed Chris’s work on Tensorflow (starting at 20:29). To make Swift more attractive to the Machine Learning community, they built a Python interop layer. The Python interop layer looks amazing, because it allows for very natural use of python objects.