Friday, December 29, 2023

Link Dump #119

We read a lot this year! Yet, I hope you still have a willingness for a few more articles this year:

  1. Software Architecture
    1. Why LinkedIn chose gRPC+Protobuf over REST+JSON: Q&A with Karthik Ramgopal and Min Chen #PickOfTheWeek
      InfoQ spoke with Karthik Ramgopal, distinguished engineer at LinkedIn, and Min Chen, principal staff engineer at LinkedIn, to learn more about the decision and company motivations behind moving to gRPC with Protocol Buffers for the inter-service communication in its microservices platform.
  2. Software Development
    1. What Is CTR? And How You Can Improve It
      In this guide, the author explains what CTR is and why it’s important, how to calculate it, and what’s classed as a “good” CTR... and much more!
    2. Shared Responsibility? Yeah. #PickOfTheWeek
      It is necessary in a world where an org does not control the physical servers and supporting infrastructure that applications ultimately run on. Make use of the specialist and their knowledge in their space by finding tools to help them secure in a manner that matches workflow.
  3. Clean Code
    1. Don’t Use Checked Exceptions #PickOfTheWeek
      In this article, the author explains the motivation for unchecked and checked exceptions in Java, their benefits and disadvantages. They also try to provide a balanced view on the topic, not a mere bashing of the concept of checked exceptions.
  4. Growth
    1. Defend Me Against ChatGPT
      Should students be allowed to use ChatGPT when they write their coursework, diplomas, and research papers? Must probably, we have no other choice. What can you do with that as a teacher?
  5. Fun
    1. Advent Calendar 2023

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