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Tuesday 26th January, 2021 #

  • How I went from growing startups to buying them - Ray Sheth the founder of Decalab writes about his ‘SaaS Factory’ company, he has experience building companies in India and the US, and plans to share his experience buying and growing SaaS companies in the $1-10m annual recurring revenue (ARR) space, sounds like it could be an interesting journey
  • Our Journey to PostgreSQL 12 - Great writeup from the Coffee meets Bagel engineering team, just the right amount of detail with some illustrative architecture diagrams, you get a very clear picture of what a Postgres migration looks like
  • Instagram's New Professional Dashboard - A push to help businesses and creators monetise their content
  • Welcoming Open Web Docs to the MDN family
  • OWD 2021 goals - Outlines high-level objectives for Open Web Docs in 2021
  • Open Web Docs
  • Introducing Open Web Docs - With initial backing from Coil, Google and Microsoft and Igalia, this project is to support existing web documentation efforts like MDN Docs, they appear to have raised $500k already, so definitely an important project to watch, it’s good to see investment in places where it really matters like super high quality web platform documentation
  • Introducing Birdwatch, a community-based approach to misinformation - I don’t know how I feel about this, I like that they will have transparency of the data and that there seems to be a genuine wish to ‘do it right’ even if it’s messy at times, but I’m also cautious because when the community gets it wrong it can be spectacularly wrong, just ask the Star Wars Kid how he feels about community, I’m also still, after many months, trying to find out why my ☹️ Reddit account is corrupted/blocked, and they simply don’t acknowledge that I even exist, it looks like I have been banned yet I demonstrably have not been banned, so Twitter becoming like Reddit would be in my opinion very bad for everyone
  • Apache OpenWhisk is an open source, distributed Serverless platform that executes functions (fx) in response to events at any scale. OpenWhisk manages the infrastructure, servers and scaling using Docker containers so you can focus on building amazing and efficient applications