Welcome to my perspective & analysis of this week's top tech news, with a focus on trends and tech around modern SW dev and DevOps.
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Busy conf week! I was at ServiceNow #Know19, and others included Microsoft's #MSBuild, Red Hat's #RHSummit, SAP's #SapphireNow, Google's #io19, and #CraftConf as well as the tail end of #pycon2019. Oh yeah, .NET 5 is vaporware from now till 2020.
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Aaron Blohowiak Follow Engineering Manager @ Netflix
– Oct 9, 2018
TL:DR; Prefer investing in recovery instead of prevention. Not every reliability strategy is fit for every situation. In this brief doc, I propose a conceptual framework for thinking and talking about errors and what we can do to minimize them.
Making sure your pages load fast is key to delivering a good user experience. But one area we often overlook is page transitions — what our users see when they move between pages. A new web platform API called Portals aims to help with this…
Donnie BerkholzPotentially transformative to how people use the web. (via @brianleroux)
Today, we're excited to introduce GitHub Package Registry, a package management service that makes it easy to publish public or private packages next to your source code. GitHub Package Registry is fully integrated with GitHub, so you can use the…
Donnie BerkholzInteresting addition for GitHub. In contrast to its traditional focus on developer experience, this offering gets closer to the direction GitLab's been headed around the full delivery pipeline.
We've all seen them: Ambitious projects, starting out with grand visions, ending up as costly lessons in what not to do, leaving behind the ruins of promising paradigms, technologies, tools, and careers. But why do architecture approaches sometimes…
Donnie BerkholzTop pick from #CraftConf. Some good stuff in here for current or aspiring architects.
We are beyond excited to announce Windows Terminal! Windows Terminal is a new, modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. Windows…
Donnie BerkholzBeen annoyed about the crappy terminal experience on Windows? Maybe this will help in reach parity. (via #MSBuild)
Containers offer a lighter-weight version of the Linux operating system's userland stripped down to the bare essentials, but it's still an operating system and the quality of a container matters just as much as the host operating system. This is…
Donnie BerkholzFor people who want Alpine but with enterprise vendor support. The Podman pitch at the end is weird, though. (via #RHSummit)
Data has long been lauded as a competitive moat for companies, and that narrative's been further hyped with the recent wave of AI startups. Network effects have been similarly promoted as a defensible force in building software businesses. So of…
Donnie BerkholzFor anyone thinking about startup opportunities or markets, here's your thought piece for the week. Good perspective on the data angle of network effects, especially around B2B.