Hello, and happy Sunday! Here are some things I found interesting recently:
- The Azure DevOps team went from builds that took from 22 hours to two days and were never fully green, to building reliably in an hour. This is a great in-depth write-up of how they accomplished it, with a lot of data.
- Watch Sonja Heinen speak about Hobby-Oriented Programming
- “Staggering insecurity is a feature, not a bug.” Steven Herod on developing a technical architecture mindset.
Today's cover photo is by Alexi Carey, who says it's “my attempt to make Beef wellington into a football snack, with hotdog, Velveeta and pillsbury dough”. The next one could be yours, along with a link and message from you right here!
And here are some things that I published:
- I launched a new podcast while I was at CodeStock in Knoxville. Please tune your favorite podcatcher to The Cache Flush!.
- New on RubyTapas: part one of a two-part intro to the Roda lightweight web application library, from guest chef Federico Iachetti.
- Also: I am really excited to publish Pitch a Plan, not a Promotion, a new guest episode from Brandon Hays. I think Brandon's message has the potential to change a lot of people's careers for the better.
- I joined the panel on >Code to interview my friend Sam Aaron, who teaches kids both music and programming with his work on the amazing Sonic Pi project.
- I'm still excited about my new Patreon. Having supporters there makes it a much easier decision to launch new free resources like The Cache Flush 😁 I've been enjoying the discussions on the patron Slack, and publishing a bunch of behind-the-scenes video.