How To Maximize Value at Tech Conferences (as an Introvert)
Conferences can be nerve-wracking and draining for a lot of people. I know they are for me. This article discusses how to get the most value out of attending a conference.

Announcing Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr), an open source project to make it easier for every developer to build microservice applications
Dapr is a new runtime to help make developing microservices easier. It provides a set of APIs to enable you to take advantage of many different pieces of functionality that you might normally have to build out yourself in your application. Dapr is still in the pre-release stage but is something to keep an eye on. I expect Azure will be providing services around in before long.

How AWS built a production service using serverless technologies
AWS recently released an example project of how they organize serverless applications. This article is a companion to that code and discusses the process.

The nosey programmer’s guide to Kotlin and Dart - Snapp Mobile
Kotlin and Dart have been gaining popularity recently. Dart via Google and Flutter. Kotlin via JetBrains and Spring. This article compares the two and gives a brief introduction to the languages and what they support.