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DevToolsDigest: Issue #286

This week's digest includes news and resources from RedMonk, Databricks, LangChain, and more.

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    The Week in Developer Tools

    Frontend Developers: the Newest New Kingmakers

    In recent years the frontend has undergone a renaissance. Frontend developers are seeing new frameworks, services, and tools revolutionize both the ways they work, and the apps they build. Today, the proliferation of JS frameworks offers developers a veritable cornucopia of options, while a wave of managed services caters to their need for backend infrastructure.

    How AI is Redefining Data-based Roles

    With AI’s almost limitless applicability, where should an organization focus first? One of the most valuable commodities possessed by an enterprise — its data — and the positions most closely associated with maintaining, manipulating and consuming it. After all, today’s celebrated generative AI models produce results only as good as the huge quantities of data on which they are trained.

    The Open Standard Underpinning Modern AI You Haven’t Heard Of

    An open source project, Apache Arrow, has emerged as the de facto mechanism used by most of the industry for data interoperability. It’s shepherded by a company called Voltron Data in a now familiar open core approach where the core product is free and open source, subsidized by enterprise support and complementary products sales.

    Industry Research

    5 Lessons Learned as VP Product at Databricks

    In January 2021, Databricks was essentially still a single product company, serving data engineering and data science teams. In the past three years, the company has innovated at a dizzying pace to become widely adopted as a single data platform for data warehousing, data science and data engineering, with unified data governance.

    New GitHub Copilot Research Finds 'Downward Pressure on Code Quality'

    The "Coding on Copilot" whitepaper from GitClear sought to investigate the quality and maintainability of AI-assisted code compared to what would have been written by a human. In other words: "Is it more similar to the careful, refined contributions of a Senior Developer, or more akin to the disjointed work of a short-term contractor?"

    Developer Venture News

    Announcing the General Availability of LangSmith and Series A

    LangChain, the startup facilitating the development of LLM apps with its open-source framework, announced it has raised $25 million in a series A round. The company also said it is launching LangSmith, its first paid LLMOps product for general availability.