'Peak DevOps' and Beyond; Future of Tech Conferences; QConSF 2022 Tracks Announced; Rise of the Staff+ Engineer - InfoQ Partner Newsletter
The InfoQ Partner Newsletter, July 2022
Tyler Jewell: 'Peak DevOps' to Drive a New Wave of Autonomous Software Development
In his 2022 Developer Landscape report, Tyler Jewell, Managing Director at Dell Technologies Capital, posits that the industry has reached a moment of “Peak DevOps,” where factors such as increasing software complexity, higher costs to build and maintain software systems, and lower developer job satisfaction will “seed a 3rd wave of software industrialization driven by Autonomous Software Development.”
As various functions across the software development lifecycle - such as coding, testing, and deployment - become increasingly automated through machine learning algorithms, Jewell predicts that - in the not too distant future - “coders working with IDEs” will become “model and machine learning artisans.”
From a developer marketing perspective, here are a list of key sections from the report that may be of interest.
DevOps and Cloud InfoQ Trends Report – June 2022
InfoQ editors and several contributors recently got together to discuss the latest trends in the “Cloud Computing and DevOps” space, with a focus on fundamental infrastructure and operational patterns, various technology frameworks, and the design processes and skills that a software architect or engineer must cultivate.
Some of the key takeaways from the report include:
Data Observability will help organizations better understand and troubleshoot their data-intensive systems. Data Observability can help us better understand and troubleshoot our data-intensive systems.
Serverless Databases and “Serverless as a Baseline Expectation” are becoming table stakes for cloud services being used by developers.
FinOps practices continue to mature. Awareness of cloud spending has increased and offerings have evolved to provide better insights.
Low- or no-code platforms continue to mature, especially for internal tooling and automation uses.
The role of “Platform Engineer” is emerging within many sizes of organizations to support the building of related platform abstractions, APIs, and tooling.
The Future of Tech Conferences and How to Earn Developer Trust: Anadelia Fadeev
In this interview, Anadelia Fadeev, Sr. Director of Demand Generation at Teleport, describes some of the biggest changes that have emerged in digital marketing, demand gen, and events over the course of the pandemic. She talks about the future of technical conferences, the benefits and limitations of using “marketing qualified leads” (MQLs) as a success metric, and how sales and marketing teams can best work together, using both shared goals and terminology. Finally, she emphasizes why building trust with developer audiences is paramount to all other marketing activities.
The Rise of the Staff+ Engineer
There continues to be a dearth of technical talent in the software development space. Organizations are investing more in not only retaining - but growing - their top technical brass into a relatively new kind of leadership role: the Staff+ Engineer.
While there are many variations of the role, the Staff+ Engineer typically remains very close to the technology, drives the technical direction of the product, and empowers other software engineers - and teams - to collaborate and grow within the company.
It’s also a very influential role when it comes to adopting new technologies and influencing software purchasing decisions within the organization.
Tracks Announced for QConSF 2022
Tracks for the the 17th annual QCon San Francisco (Oct 24-26) have been finalized and published. While the core themes of software architecture, DevOps, and development define most of the technical tracks, some new track themes this year will include the Staff+ Engineer Path, MLOps, and Green Tech.
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InfoQ Top 10 Content Items Published in Q2 2022
To assist you with content creation ideas and to give you a pulse on popular topics amongst our readers - each quarter - we will share a list of top viewed editorial content published on InfoQ during the previous three months. Below is a list of top viewed content from April through June of this year: