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Welcome to this week’s edition of my newsletter. Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.
This week got a little intense at work so I wasn’t able to write anything. I have a half-written piece on extensibility in shared systems and some ideas on the next episode of the “For the layman” series, so let’s what I can cook up this weekend. In other news, I started reading 10% human by Alanna Collen last night, so expect a review/summary soon.
Over to some great material I found on the web this week.
From the great interweb
- With trust in existing social networks and media in free fall, interest in a decentralized, semantic web is growing. This article has a good review of the basics of the semantic web and plenty of references to launch you into this weekend’s rabbit hole.
- The OpenAI team explains how they scaled their Kubernetes cluster to 7500 nodes. A quick aside for aspiring data scientists - don’t ignore the infrastructure/operations side of software engineering.
- This 2013 talk from Oredev outlines the fundamental theorem of agile software development in 7 minutes, 26 seconds. Superb and Insightful.
- Venkatesh Rao talks about anti-network effects - things that can damp the network effect from within or outside the network.
That's it for this week folks. Have a great weekend!