Blog / Roundup: Ruby memory usage, boasting is bad, and the state of the Developer Ecosystem

November 22, 2019

Ruby memory usage in a webserver - David H

https://www.schneems.com/2019/11/06/how-ruby-really-uses-memory-on-the-web-and-beyond/

An interesting post about how memory allocation inside a web-server, plus some useful ideas on how to best to reduce your memory footprint.

Boasting about how many hours you work is a sign of failure - Holly B

https://qz.com/work/1486863/boasting-about-how-many-hours-you-work-is-a-sign-of-failure/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=partner-share&utm_campaign=partner-parGD

Jetbrains State of the Developer Ecosystem 2019 - Oskar Pearson

https://www.jetbrains.com/lp/devecosystem-2019/

Jetbrains does an annual review of the developer ecosystem, and uses it to publish some interesting information about the market. I found reading it interesting, since diving into some of the detail gets me out of the “filter bubble”. It’s interesting how some of the most talked-about and supported languages have small amounts of adoption and only small increases in adoption (eg: rust). I’m also interested in how almost all languages seem to have people planning to adopt/migrate: even Perl.

Track of the Week - Graeme McCubbin

A bop

Kate Bush - Running up that hill