DevToolsDigest: Issue #268
This week's digest includes news and resources from Instacart, McKinsey, Arm, and more.
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The Week in Developer Tools
Instacart reviews the key accomplishments of the Ground Truth team, and lays out their strategy for the next era of data at Instacart, with an eye toward how recent developments in AI / LLMs provide them with a unique opportunity to capitalize on GT investments to provide a much richer self-serve experience with data.
Open source has taken a bit of a beating lately, with muddied interpretations of what it means to be open source, increased pressure to monetize fundamentally unmonetizable products, intense scrutiny from governments and institutions, and technological advances that wouldn’t even exist without open source in the first place!
The problem is that both roles are interesting, but you can’t do both at the same time. When you become a manager, not only do you have less time for technical tasks, but you also pretty much lose the ability to focus on these tasks.
Compared with other critical business functions such as sales or customer operations, software development is perennially undermeasured. Now that most companies are becoming software companies, regardless of industry, leaders need to know they are deploying their most valuable talent as successfully as possible.
Developer Venture News
Arm filed plans for a long-awaited public-market debut, setting the stage for the largest tech listing in almost two years and sparking hopes of an IPO market rebound. Arm is widely viewed as one of the most important technology companies in the world, with its chip designs included in an estimated 99% of smartphones worldwide as well as a growing number of other devices.
From the Heavybit Library
In this article, we explore key information about the developers working on generative AI projects: Where they are located, which roles they have, their level of experience and education, and what tools they use.