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DevToolsDigest: Issue #250

This week's digest includes news and resources from GitHub, Redpoint, Sourcegraph, and more.

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    The Week in Developer Tools

    Introducing GitHub Copilot X

    With chat and terminal interfaces, support for pull requests, and early adoption of OpenAI’s GPT-4, GitHub Copilot X is the future of AI-powered software development. Code faster, focus on business logic over boilerplate, and do what matters most: building great software.

    FTC Seeks Comment on Business Practices of Cloud Computing Providers that Could Impact Competition and Data Security

    In a Request for Information, FTC staff are seeking information about the competitive dynamics of cloud computing, the extent to which certain segments of the economy are reliant on cloud service providers, and the security risks associated with the industry’s business practices.

    Industry Research

    Introducing the Redpoint Open-source Index

    Open-source software (OSS) is the backbone of cloud infrastructure and every part of the modern software stack, from operating systems, libraries, runtimes, databases, and more. With millions of products spanning all categories of cloud infrastructure, OSS has come a long way since its early days as a seemingly improbable way to build a viable business.

    SRE in the Real World

    There are things out there in the world that you would recognise as being SRE. Niall Murphy has a story of seeing folks in a Microsoft SRE team arguing over the precise semantics of a HTTP return code in a PR (==CL), and knowing that this was SRE-nature. The team had operational struggles for sure, but worked steadily towards solving them with software approaches, and made progress in doing so.

    Cheating is All You Need

    There is something legendary and historic happening in software engineering, right now as we speak, and yet most of you don’t realize at all how big it is. LLMs aren’t just the biggest change since social, mobile, or cloud–they’re the biggest thing since the World Wide Web. 

    Developer Venture News

    How Tech Leaders are Managing Anxieties After SVB Failure

    In the aftermath of the Silicon Valley Bank debacle, some startup founders tell how they handled the uncertainty of 2023's first big crisis. Events at SVB moved at the speed of social media from Thursday through the weekend. But a fast-moving crisis isn’t a reason for leaders and managers to isolate themselves.

    From Heavybit

    Mar 30: Message Testing Techniques w/ GitHub, Buildkite, and Teleport

    In this special Heavybit Speaker Series panel session, learn practical message testing techniques that will help you bridge the gap between your polished framework and the wild variability of the real world. RSVP