Issue 2020-W30

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This week has been about statistics in China, proquints, property-based testing, speeding multiplications and syntax highlighting for your editor.

# Property-based testing in Rust with Proptest

A tutorial on property-based testing in Rust.

# A Proposal for Proquints: Identifiers that are Readable, Spellable, and Pronounceable

An article defining a way to generate identifiers that are readable and opaque. An attractive alternative to hexadecimal identifiers.

# Counting China

An article narrating the relationship between statistics and China in the 1950's.

# Mathematicians Discover the Perfect Way to Multiply

An article about the speed of the multiplication operation and how it is a fundamental limit for more advanced problem solving in computers.

# Wiki.js

An application to run your own wiki with an extensive set of extensions. It's still in early development and missing some of the more interesting features but definitely a tool to keep an eye on.

# Tree-sitter - a new parsing system for programming tools (video)

A talk on a new (2018) approach to syntax highlighting in the Atom editor and the potential of using tree syntaxes with an accessible API to that tree to operate on it from the editor.