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Programmable Workflows & Policy-as-Code
Plus, an extinction-level event for AI startups, Blood in the Machine, and a webinar with DORA
With all of the hype around the future impacts of AI, it can be easy to overlook existing solutions that solve some of the biggest pain points faced by your engineering team.
On this week’s episode of Dev Interrupted, co-hostand LinearB’s Head of Developer Relations, , discuss programmable workflows and how you can apply policy-as-code principles.
Recorded live at the DevOps Enterprise Summit, Conor and Ben explore how gitStream’s programmable workflows can reduce manual effort, facilitate faster feedback loops, and improve developer experience.
They also touch on the gitStream's seamless integrations and its future enhancements.
“Find your pain point, your biggest one, and just solve for it and start there.”
(2:00) Understanding programmable workflows
(7:00) Challenges in the code review process
(11:30) Improving the code review process
(15:00) Adopting programmable workflows
(17:00) Future of gitStream
(20:00) gitStream integrations
The Download is engineering leadership content we’re reading, watching, and attending that we think you might find valuable.
1. OpenAI puts on a clinic
Last week’s dev day from OpenAI has been called an “extinction-level event” for AI startups, delivered in a presentation reminiscent of Jobs-era Apple - with just as much hype.at The Verge has a great thread on each product announcement from dev day.
Your recap: All the news from OpenAI’s first developer conference
2. Gen AI mindset
Not to be outdone, Google is putting enormous efforts into helping business leaders understand the implications of generative AI. Its ‘Duet AI’ had this to say about the following article:
“Generative AI is different from past software paradigms, requiring an understanding of how it operates for organizations to make the most of it.”
3. Blood in the Machine
If all the talk of big tech and AI has you feeling rebellious, then consider reading’s new book, Blood in the Machine. It offers a modern update to the term “Luddite,” highlighting the ongoing tension between technological progress and its impact on society, underscoring the power, threat, and human toll of big tech and AI in today's world.
This week’s Download is sponsored by “The Continuous Merge Guide to Merge Standards: A Free Guide To The Merge Standards That Empower Policy-As-Code In Elite Orgs.”
The Continuous Merge Guide to Merge Standards covers where CI/CD falls short, the importance of establishing merge standards on your team, and how LinearB workflow automation can help.
Inside, you'll find:
A breakdown of Continuous Merge philosophy and its many benefits
13 of our favorite merge standards that enforce quality and boost efficiency
Tactical advice on how to implement merge standards on your team
4. Insights from the 2023 State of DevOps Report
In case you missed our webinar last week with DORA, our very own Conor Bronsdon joined, Reliability Advocate at Google Cloud, and Yishai Beeri, CTO at LinearB, to discuss takeaways from DORA’s 2023 State of DevOps Report.
Together, they shared an amazing conversation that included 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. You can watch it 👇
December 4-5 | Berlin, Germany
Highlights: Conference themes include: 1) Skills for leading in a downturn; 2) Doing more with less; 3) Preparation techniques for change; and 4) Crafting agile, ambitious, and achievable workflows.