Nothing about the “Future of SharePoint” here. That’s been covered to death.
Making Your REST Calls Simpler by Changing the Metadata Setting by Marc D. Anderson (sympmarc). Help your SharePoint REST calls be a little less “chatty.” But, as Anders Austad points out, it must be enabled for use on-prem. (Also, it requires SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1. You are on SP1 by now, right?)
FREE Office365 and AzureAD for Developers course on Udemy by Sahil Malik. Haven’t gone through it myself yet (it’s 7.5 hours long) but the source is an extremely well-trusted one.
Death by GPS, at Ars Technica. People blindly follow technology, get into trouble. Film at 11.