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  • The Perfect Configuration Format? Try TypeScript
    17 projects | | 17 Nov 2021
  • YAML: It's Time to Move On
    29 projects | | 14 Nov 2021
  • Ask HN: What you up to? (Who doesn't want to be hired?)
    25 projects | | 1 Nov 2021
    I'm continuing to work on which is a new security-conscious ad-hoc encoding format to replace JSON/XML and friends. I've been at it for 3 years so far and am close to a release.

    In a nutshell:

    - Edit in text, transmit in binary. One can be seamlessly converted to the other, but binary is far more efficient for processing, storage and transmission, while text is better for humans to read and edit (which happens far less often than the other things).

    - Secure by design: Everything is tightly specced and accounted for so that there aren't differences between implementations that can be exploited to compromise your system.

    - Real type support because coercing everything into strings sucks (and is another security risk and source of incompatibilities).

    XML had a good run but was replaced by JSON which was a big improvement. JSON also had a good run but it's time for it to retire now that the landscape has changed even further: Security and efficiency are the desires of today, and JSON provides neither.

    I've got the spec nailed down and can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel for the reference implementation in golang. I still need to come up with a system for schemas, but I'm hoping that will fit the bill.

  • No YAML
    6 projects | | 27 Oct 2021
    Has anyone taken a look at Cue who can share any experiences?

    It's mentioned on the site as an alternative to Yaml. Recently watched (~half of) this intro to it:

  • Ask HN: Is there a good way to run integration tests on Kubernetes?
    1 project | | 25 Oct 2021
  • Cue: A new language for data validation
    1 project | /r/patient_hackernews | 19 Oct 2021
    1 project | /r/hackernews | 19 Oct 2021
    17 projects | | 19 Oct 2021
    the most interesting summary explanation of cue lang and its differences is from a bug filing -

    >CUE is a bit different from the languages used in linguistics and more tailored to the general configuration issue as we've seen it at Google. But under the hood it adheres strictly to the concepts and principles of these approaches and we have been careful not to make the same mistakes made in BCL (which then were copied in all its offshoots). It also means that CUE can benefit from 30 years of research on this topic. For instance, under the hood, CUE uses a first-order unification algorithm, allowing us to build template extractors based on anti-unification (see issue #7 and #15), something that is not very meaningful or even possible with languages like BCL and Jsonnet.

  • CMake proposal: Unified way of describing dependencies of a project
    2 projects | /r/cpp | 5 Oct 2021
    I agree with you. Personally, I think Cue is much better than either YAML, TOML or JSON because it adds the concept of types to the idea of describing configuration.
  • Cloud Infrastructure as SQL
    9 projects | | 16 Sep 2021
    true, but the tooling and workflow remains the same.

    Not sure of any tool that could abstract the details sufficiently to be widely adopted. There is just too much nuance in cloud config.

    I'm exploring using CUE ( to define TF resources, exporting as JSON for TF. So far it's much nicer

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almost 3 years ago

cuelang/cue is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of cue is Go.

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