DevToolsDigest: Issue #245
This week's digest includes news and resources from G2, Fixie, InfluxData, and more.
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The Week in Developer Tools
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Fixie is a cloud-hosted Platform-as-a-Service that enables anyone to build and integrate smart agents that leverage the power of LLMs to solve problems based on natural language. Think of Fixie like a way of building a ChatGPT-like experience that can be infinitely extended with new capabilities and interfaces to any software system.
There are three current underlying reasons for the platform engineering meme today. However the concept of platform engineering is an old one, and Adrian Cockcroft explains the principles and a model that he thinks works well for how to architect platforms in general.
That ChatGPT can automatically generate something that reads even superficially like human-written text is remarkable, and unexpected. But how does it do it? And why does it work?
Developer Venture News
In late 2013, Errplane, a Y Combinator-backed startup, began developing an open source project called InfluxDB for database performance monitoring and alerting. After raising several million in financing from VC firms, Errplane changed its name to InfluxData — and went on to raise tens of millions more in capital.
From the Heavybit Library
Achieving quick Time-to-Value is a foundational element of great customer onboarding, but for technical products that require certain expertise and resource intensive implementation periods, it can take weeks or even months to get your customers to a great "ah-ha" moment.
Focused on the product team, and told from a designer’s point of view, growth strategist and former LaunchDarkly Design Director, Melissa Patenaude, explores how to move from a small team of engineers to an efficient product-engineering-design team.