Article Roundup - February 28, 2020
Amazon and commercial open source in the cloud: It’s complicated
The war between open source and Amazon/Insert Large Cloud Corporation Here is going to continue for a while. This article dives in and provides analysis and references on the different battles of the war and what the risks are. The article wraps up by discussing “The Commons” and relating the ongoing war to an issue generally seen with resources considered part of the Commons. It’s well worth skimming.
Why Discord is switching from Go to Rust
Go and Rust are two programming languages that have both been gaining ground as highly performant. But what happens when your well-tuned Go code has performance issues? Discord ran into that and switched to Rust and got far better performance. In this case, it worked out because the issue was Go’s garbage collector and Rust has none. This article dives into the details of the problem and how Discord came to a more performant solution.