- Where we are with "out of processs" ReSharper
The Resharper plug-in for Visual Studio has historically run as an extension, directly within the IDE. Moving it to a separate process is a long-term investment to improve both performance and stability.
- A worrying change in Open Source perception
I remember how I finally learned function pointers in C: it was from reading an open source project. Open source wass fundamental to my career; ensuring that everyone can have these opportunities is incumbent upon all of us who've benefited from it.
One of the trickier bits about using third-party dependencies is understanding what they're doing behind the scenes. And sometimes you need to dig in, read the code, and really understand exactly what they're doing; the code doesn't lie.
- What we're doing to fix Gitaly NFS performance regressions
GitLab has been making steady efforts to improve the performance of their hosted platform with the Gitaly project; an interesting look at the performance regressions to NFS filesystems and how they're tackling them.