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DevToolsDigest: Issue #252

This week's digest includes news and resources from CircleCI, VMware, BVP, Substack, and more.

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    The Week in Developer Tools

    Twitter Showed Us Its Algorithm. What Does It Tell Us?

    On March 31, Twitter open-sourced its recommendation algorithm. The source code release makes for an interesting case study of social media transparency. Let’s talk about what the code does and doesn’t reveal, from the perspective of trying to understand information propagation and algorithmic amplification on social media.

    What I've Learned About Formal Methods In Half a Year

    It doesn't matter what you call yourself – programmer, software engineer, computer scientist, hobbyist – if you've written software before, you're almost certainly familiar with the idea of testing: writing supplemental code to verify something about some other code you've written.

    Industry Research

    How are Elite Software Teams Building in 2023?

    CircleCI analyzed nearly 15 million workflows to find out what sets the best teams apart. In this report, they break down by the numbers what benchmarks the highest-performing software teams of 2023 are meeting, and offer practical recommendations on how to shore up any team’s performance metrics.

    The Golden Path to Cloud Success

    As IT organizations attempt wide-scale cloud adoption, the importance of common best practices across applications and software products is growing, sparking an exciting new conversation about platform teams and related disciplines like platform engineering.

    Developer Venture News

    Post ‘SaaSacre,’ The Clouds Part for AI, According to The Bessemer Cloud Report

    In the few short months since the launch of large language models by ChatGPT in November, artificial intelligence is set to revolutionize the tech sector according to the latest Bessemer Cloud report. 

    3 Takeaways from Substack’s Newly Released Financial Results

    Sadly, due to rules and the timing of the fundraise, Substack is not required to detail its financials for 2022, and so the startup released hard data for 2020 and 2021 along with certain user-specific metrics for last year. This provides an interesting, if incomplete, picture of the company’s health.

    From the Heavybit Community

    Open Source vs. Proprietary: Development, Licensing, Business Models, and More

    This article touches on the topline differences between the types of software, and dive deeply into what startup founders and technical leads need to know about the differences in how to develop, license, and go to market with OSS vs. closed-source software products.

    The Confident Commit: DevOps is Dead? Nope, It's Maturing ft. Jesse Robbins

    Is DevOps really dead, or are we simply witnessing a maturing model as organizations grow and evolve? Tune it to hear Jesse’s valuable take on where he sees the industry moving and the potential complexities on the horizon.