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The Many Masks of `const`

Immutability is often considered to be a "best practice" in many programming languages. It reduces the likelihood of introducing unwanted side effects to the code base, thus making it less prone to bugs. As a testament to this "best practice", variables in Rust are immutable by default. One has to go through the hassle of explicitly using the mut keyword to declare a mutable variable. C++, a language (famously and infamously) known...

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Checking out Field Service on the Unified Interface (version 8)

As much of the Dynamics community is aware, Field Service version 8 is now available. We first released Field Service version 8 in August with subsequent updates coming roughly once a month. We released the first version which supported upgrade from Field Service version 7 in November (Field Service v8.2). For our customers that are using Field Service version 7 in an existing org, you may be wondering why we haven't made this upgrade...

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Playing Pokemon On A CRT Thanks to A Powerful Microcontroller

Microcontrollers come in a broad swathe of capabilities these days. There are the venerable 8-bit micros that have been around forever and valiantly crunch away, all the way up to modern 32-bit powerhouses with advanced peripherals and huge amounts of RAM and ROM. If you’re blinking a few LEDs or opening a garage door, the former is fine. For what [Jared] had in mind, a little more horsepower was required. [Jared]’s project started...