🔗 A fine history of RedMonk - with an infographic even!
🔗 The fediverse and the indieweb - “One of the indieweb’s oldest ideas, Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere, is something I plan to retire in my own use. The idea is that you publish on your own site but then mirror that content to a third-party silo like Twitter, ideally with a link back to your site. But with the growth of the fediverse, I’d like to be done with doing that. I’ve already stopped publishing to Twitter, and I think Instagram and Facebook will quickly follow suit. Right now my only real syndication is to LinkedIn, and I don’t know that I want to make that network exactly central to my existence online.” Would this make one a digital hermit, or do your readers - your community - follow you.
🔗 Tech Companies May Be Laying Off Employees, But Tech Workers Are Still In Demand - Tech companies say they hired too many people, but regular companies are still hungry. “looking beyond the tech industry and at the overall tech labor market, the signs are a little less doom and gloom. 207,000 additional tech jobs were created in October 2022, the 23rd straight month of job growth. The tech industry has actually created 193,000 jobs in 2022, and there are currently 317,000 open job listings for technology roles, although this is down from a peak of approximately 400,000 opens roles at the height of the labor crunch in spring of this year. The most popular open role? Software engineer, with over 80,000 open roles.”
🔗 Bye, Twitter - “I don’t like making unpaid contributions to a for-profit publisher whose proprietor is an alt-right troll.”
🔗 Continuous Discovery Habits with Teresa Torres - ‘“Before the internet, waterfall and business stakeholders deciding what to build worked just fine,” she says. “It worked because you didn’t have to build the best product. You had to get on store shelves and have a better position than your competitor, right? So the biggest differentiator was distribution. It wasn’t the quality of your product.” Torres says the internet evened the playing field for distribution, and product quality became much more important. Greater access to information also gave consumers more power over their choices, and it became harder to force bad solutions on people who knew full well there were better alternatives.’
🔗 “We already tried second life." - Enterprise VR. IBM was huge in SecondLife.
🔗 Apple Podcast algorithms - “I notice these things because it’s shocking how quickly some networks push you down a hard right wing path, YouTube most famously of all, but I also see it when logged out of TikTok completely.” I don’t know. In many elections, the vote is 50%/50%. That would indicate that you have a coin’s flip chance of matching content desired. Or something else.
🔗 Atlassian’s Compass Unites Tool and Code Sprawl - Atlassian’s internal developer portal, sort of, thing.
🔗 “As I talk to CEOs and CIOs pretty much across the globe, almost none of them are talking about cutting down technology spending." - I feel like people haven’t updated their macro environment slides, or read the new ones. With all the tech world layoffs, surely there are enough staff around now. And if there’s such a talent shortage, why layoff all the people?
🔗 The Rise of Platform Engineering - Software Engineering Daily - Pretty good, but sort of goes “computers are awesome”/everything mid-way through.