Polymath Engineer Weekly #9
More links for you
Hello again. How are you doing?
Links of the week
Fuchsia has some interesting features like a microkernel, applications running in isolated sandboxes and rich syscalls. I look forward to see where this is going.
It is always cool to read about NASA’s software engineering stories. Things can get a lot harder when “prod“ is floating away into deep space.
“One of the appeals of RNNs is the idea that they might be able to connect previous information to the present task, such as using previous video frames might inform the understanding of the present frame.”
It always amazes me how much patience some people have to hack proprietary hardware. When there is not much information, they think outside the box and learn things the hard way.
“The recent LUNA crash, which led to tens of billions of dollars of losses, has led to a storm of criticism of "algorithmic stablecoins" as a category, with many considering them to be a "fundamentally flawed product". The greater level of scrutiny on defi financial mechanisms, especially those that try very hard to optimize for "capital efficiency", is highly welcome.”
Adopting technology is complex. Not always the “best option“ is the chosen one. There are a lot of variables that constrain our design alternatives.
Book of the week
DevOps is a term so overhyped that it almost means nothing these days, but don’t let the title distract you.
I think this book makes a great job in identifying key principles for modern software delivery. It is a great tool when you have to foster changes in your organization to improve quality and speed.
Hope you enjoyed the links. Have a nice week ;)