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DevToolsDigest: Issue #237

This week's digest includes news and resources from Notado, Metrist, HEY, Matthew Butterick, and more.

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    The Week in Developer Tools

    GitHub Copi­lot Inves­ti­ga­tion

    The vast major­ity of open-source soft­ware pack­ages are released under licenses that grant users cer­tain rights and impose cer­tain oblig­a­tions (e.g., pre­serv­ing accu­rate attri­bu­tion of the source code). These licenses are made pos­si­ble legally by soft­ware authors assert­ing their copy­right in their code.

    David Heinemeier Hansson: Why We're Leaving the Cloud

    Basecamp has had one foot in the cloud for well over a decade, and HEY has been running there exclusively since it was launched two years ago. Renting computers is (mostly) a bad deal for medium-sized companies with stable growth. The savings promised in reduced complexity never materialized. 

    Industry Research

    How Fly.io and Tailscale Saved Notado

    Until a few weeks ago, Notado had been quietly running on a Digital Ocean Kubernetes cluster. One of the nice things about deploying Rust services is the low resource usage footprint, but unfortunately that doesn’t really mean anything if you make lazy infrastructure choices. 

    How We Found Azure’s Unannounced Breaking Change

    Although APIs are the lifeblood of so many software applications today, the impact on their dependencies when they break can often be overlooked. And while full outages can have a more widespread and obvious impact across a user base, breaking changes to an API’s contract can be just as impactful – and much more difficult to resolve.

    From the Heavybit Community

    Benefits and Advantages: What to Know About Open-Source Software

    There are quite a few important open-source advantages over proprietary “closed-source” software solutions, depending on who’s using (or working on) them. If you're considering OSS, make the most of the valuable benefits of open-source software we cover in this article.

    Jamstack Conf Returns In-person!

    The biggest party of the year is happening at Jamstack Conf and we're celebrating YOU, the developer! Join us for an incredible in-person event in San Francisco. Your ticket includes access to boundary-pushing talks, hands-on workshops, delicious food & drinks in a gorgeous rooftop setting, and connecting with hundreds of other web developers! Get an exclusive 40% off with the code HEAVYBIT. 👉 Learn more & register here