Best Tech Podcasts This Week – 08/07/23

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled a list of the best new tech podcasts released in the last week (as of the time of writing):

“On this week’s episode of Dev Interrupted, host Dan Lines speaks with Mike Hamrah, CTO at Flowcode. Together, the two detail the fundamental responsibility of developers and tech leaders: shipping code.

Mike shares a candid view of the industry’s current state, lamenting how the focus on code shipping is getting lost amidst the complexities of agile methodologies, stand-up meetings, and sprint planning. He urges developers and leaders alike to recenter their conversations on the essence of their roles, serving as a call to action in the episode and reminding listeners of the importance of understanding what code needs to be written and the purpose it serves, all while avoiding detrimental practices that can hinder long-term development success.”

“Database caching is a fundamental challenge in database management and there are hundreds of techniques to satisfy different caching scenarios.

PolyScale is a fully automated database cache. It offers an innovative approach to database caching, leveraging AI and automated configuration to simplify the process of determining what should and should not be cached. Ben Hagen is the founder and CEO of PolyScale and he is our guest today.”

“AWS is quite a story. It started as an experiment almost 20 years ago with Amazon trying to sell its excess server capacity. And people really doubted it. Why was the online bookstore trying to sell cloud services? But now, AWS is the largest cloud services provider in the world, and it’s the most profitable segment of Amazon, generating more than $22 billion in sales last quarter alone. By some estimates, AWS powers roughly one-third of the entire global internet. And on the rare occasion an AWS cluster goes down, an unfathomable number of platforms, websites, and services feel it, and so do hundreds of millions of users.”

“Facebook parent Meta has big plans for the metaverse. But it needs people to buy its hardware to help that become a reality. WSJ reporter Salvador Rodriguez joins host Zoe Thomas to explain why Meta’s smart glasses aren’t taking off as hoped.”

“On the face of it, there’s an obvious economic incentive for both vendors and security researchers to collaborate on disclosing vulnerabilities safely and privately. Yet bug bounty programs have gained prominence only in the past decade or so, and even today only a relatively small portion of vendors have such programs at place. Why is that?”