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DevToolsDigest: Issue #288

This week's digest includes news and resources from Anthropic, Snowflake, VMware, and more.

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    The Week in Developer Tools

    Introducing the Next Generation of Claude

    The Claude 3 model family, which sets new industry benchmarks across a wide range of cognitive tasks, includes three state-of-the-art models in ascending order of capability: Claude 3 Haiku, Claude 3 Sonnet, and Claude 3 Opus. Each successive model offers increasingly powerful performance, allowing users to select the optimal balance of intelligence, speed, and cost for their specific application.

    Progressive Delivery and AI*

    The most exciting thing LLMs can do for Progressive Delivery is tightening feedback loops. If getting feedback from our customers involves someone having to call and complain to tech support, or even post something angry on social media, that’s a pretty slow, lossy, inaccurate feedback system.

    Industry Research

    AI Can't Do Your Job

    It's been a little over a year since the public release of ChatGPT and everyone is looking for ways to use this profoundly new and exciting technology. This is especially true in the world of Customer Support. Along with this exciting story of wonder and magic, though, is a tinge of fear: You don't want to be left behind.

    Building vs Buying Test Data Infrastructure for Ephemeral Data Environments

    Tools like pg_restore and impdb are meant to store data in a portable way that allows you to migrate the data from one database to another. The downside of this approach is that the data must be reinterpreted on its way into the database. These operations are very expensive even in modestly sized databases.

    Developer Venture News

    VMware Customers are Jumping Ship as Broadcom Sales Continue

    It will likely come as no surprise that VMware is losing customers following its $61 billion acquisition by Broadcom at the end of 2023. In the months that followed the takeover, Broadcom has introduced major changes that it says will boost profitability for the company, including removing free products and terminating perpetual licenses in favor of a subscription-based business model.

    Snowflake Partners with Mistral AI to Bring Industry-leading Language Models to Enterprises

    Through this multi-year partnership, which includes a parallel investment in Mistral’s Series A from Snowflake Ventures, Mistral AI and Snowflake will deliver the capabilities enterprises need to seamlessly tap into the power of LLMs, while maintaining security, privacy, and governance over their data.