Here in England, we're having a surprising blast of spring, which makes it hard to think about any developer tools. But that's why I'm here, to find the articles for you while you're out having a picnic. And there was some great news this week.
- Books I Recommend
Any book list starts with "Soul of a New Machine" is certain to be amazing. There's a bunch of recommendations here that I've never read, but all of which are now on my Amazon wishlist.
- Chris Lattner on the origins of Swift
On the new Swift Community Podcast, Chris Lattner explored the beginnings of the Swift language and its beginnings as a prototype named "Shiny" almost a decade ago.
- Moving from Ruby to Rust
It's hard to argue with using Ruby for your web applications, but could you increase performance by moving to native code? Deliveroo outlined their move of some systems from Ruby to Rust.
- GitLab might move to a single Rails codebase
Today, GitLab segregates the source to its open source GitLab CE and proprietary GitLab EE products; they're examining their workflows and considering combining them in a monorepo.