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DevToolsDigest: Issue #273

This week's digest includes news and resources from Sym, SauceLabs, and more.

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    The Week in Developer Tools

    Platform Engineering as a Startup

    The burden of managing the entire lifecycle of an internal developer platform falls entirely to the platform team. They don’t have the luxury of dedicated departments to influence and support their customers so their purview extends beyond that of a traditional engineering team. 

    Rubber Duck Debugging

    Debugging is an integral part of the software development process. It involves identifying and fixing issues or bugs in a program’s code to ensure that it functions as intended. Developers often employ various techniques and tools to streamline this process, but one unconventional and surprisingly effective approach is rubber duck debugging.

    Industry Research

    Developers Behaving Badly

    In this study, SauceLabs surveyed 500 US-based people employed full time as developers, and in their current role for at least a year. The results revealed some eye-opening statistics that illustrate the risks and liabilities raised by developers that don’t comply with quality and safety processes.

    A Formula for Prioritising Feature Requests

    It’s really easy to slip into prioritising the wrong things, or at the wrong time, taking your product in a direction you didn’t intend to take it in or leaving a lot of potential revenue on the table. There are whole books on this but they're too abstract and not linked tightly enough to customer requests.

    Developer Venture News

    AI Startups Still Snag Huge Valuations Despite Lack of Revenue

    Most of the AI startups grabbing valuations in the hundreds of millions have hardly any revenues to speak of. Ask any VC, and they are likely to say that most Series A and beyond AI rounds are now valued on future promise, rather than actual sales.