Dating from last May, the paper on Accelerated Networking in Azure is interesting both as a reminder of how hard the hosting providers are working to squeeze every last drop of performance out of their compute, and as another example of how reducing team handoffs (in this case hardware to software) leads for better delivery
GatsbyJS now has support for hot schema rebuilds - I’ve been caught out by not restarting gatsby develop when updating the schema, so this is a welcome addition. No announcement post yet, but you can see the detail in this pull request.
I love Netlify - never has a platform done exactly as it’s promised quite so easily. Turns out there is a whole lot more to Netlify than just hosting though, and the complete intro to Netlify has an excellent set of notes that enumerate the rather impressive set of features.
Another Microcode update that’s coming along to indiscriminately cause performance issues. To put this most recent change into context, an excellent paper that covers how syscalls have only gotten worse over time (and you’ll note a few significant regressions associated with the Spectre update):
Choose boring technology is an evergreen idea, and it’s nice to get the occasional story of how choosing not-boring code ended up being a (wait for it) bad idea, and the boring code won out in the end: