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  • New Client Profile: Fauna
    About Fauna was founded in 2012 by Evan Weaver and Matt Freels, who before forming Fauna helped build the data platform that backed Twitter. In the intervening years the company has raised nearly $60M and has grown the team to roughly 40 people. Fauna positions itself as a data ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-10-16
  • Party of Four
    My toddler likes to yell “incoming!” as she charges into a room or throws stuffed animals off the landing of our staircase (except she pronounces it “win-coming,” and we enjoy her version so much that no one is allowed to correct her.) All of which is to say: Win-coming! Our ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-10-06
  • By The Numbers #19
    Commentary on some of the interesting numbers in the news (Photo credit: Flickr/morebyless under CC-BY 2.0) Last week we saw a slew of SaaS-based companies file prospectuses for their upcoming public offerings. Snowflake: a cloud-based data warehouse for structured and semi-structured data (IPO) Asana: a team collaboration and project ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-09-04
  • RedMonk Top 20 Languages Over Time: June 2020
    RedMonk Top 20 Languages Over Time: June 2020 This iteration of the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings is brought to you by Cloudflare Workers – the fast, secure, and affordable serverless platform. No matter the language, Cloudflare Workers helps developers solve their hardest problems. Start building today with Cloudflare Workers! ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-07-27
  • IaaS Pricing Patterns and Trends 2020
    Since our last update of infrastructure as a service pricing trends, adoption of cloud compute continues to grow. A growing number of enterprises across verticals are pursuing cloud strategies and taking advantage of cloud services. However, it can be difficult to properly assess how competitive cloud providers are with one ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-07-10
  • Static Site Generator Trends
    Static site generators are an increasingly popular style for building a new class of web applications. Based on external conversations as well as our own internal experiments, we realized it was time to dig into trends further. In an effort to examine the state of the static site generators, this ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-05-18
  • Deserted Island DevOps
    Earlier in the COVID-19 quarantine I hypothesized that worldwide travel restrictions and shelter-in-place mandates would cause our industry to explore new and creative ways to connect without the benefit of in-person events. To wit: “I expect to see massive experimentation across the industry as people try to address these new ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-05-01
  • New Client Profile: StackPath
    About Founded by the team that built SoftLayer and sold it to IBM, StackPath launched in 2016. In the window between their 2015 founding and their 2016 emergence from stealth, they had already made four acquisitions; they have since pursued several more M&A deals and now offer a composite ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-04-09
  • Things I’ve Appreciated About Self-Isolation with a 2-Year Old
    Practicing social distancing with two parents trying to work from home while also watching a toddler has been rough. Between juggling both our conference call schedules alongside our kid’s needs, it’s been close to impossible to find the time or energy for writing or research. I know there’s a whole ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-03-25
  • RedMonk SlackChat: January 2020 Programming Language Rankings
    This iteration of the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings is brought to you by MongoDB. No matter the language, MongoDB helps developers solve their hardest data problems. Build better, bigger, and faster with MongoDB Cloud. kelly (Kelly Fitzpatrick): The purpose of this chat is to discuss the findings of the January ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-03-09
  • RedMonk Top 20 Languages Over Time: January 2020
    This iteration of the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings is brought to you by MongoDB. No matter the language, MongoDB helps developers solve their hardest data problems. Build better, bigger, and faster with MongoDB Cloud. As part of RedMonk’s analysis about language rankings, here’s a visualization that tracks the movement of ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-02-28
  • Wired Magazine, January 2000
    What were technologists focused on 20 years ago? What did history prove right? Where were our predictions off base? Is any of this still applicable now? What can we learn? If nothing else, let’s just drink in the nostalgia. My husband is a faithful reader of Wired magazine. So faithful ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-02-07
  • New Client Profile: RackN
    This is part of an ongoing series where we explore some of the interesting things our new clients are up to. About RackN RackN’s mission is to help automate data centers by providing an integrated control plane for bare metal servers behind the firewall. The company was founded five years ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-01-21
  • Content Authenticity vs. Photoshop
    Image source: Starecat Content Authenticity Initiatives At the end of 2019, Instagram posted about its new policy for flagging potentially misleading images in a post entitled “Combatting Misinformation on Instagram.” Instagram describes the program as follows: We want you to trust what you see on Instagram. Photo and ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-01-16
  • 2020 Focus Areas
    Inspired by my colleague James’ post on the topics he’s interested in exploring the coming year, here are a few things that are top of mind for me. Platforms and Developers We’ve long maintained that “developers are the new kingmakers.” When compared with a world that required extensive upfront ... read more
    Source: rstephensPublished on 2020-01-08

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