Product Update: April & May

Product Update: April & May

A product update double feature

This time around we’ve got a bargain: we’re wrapping up 2 months of progress in the same update. In addition to the updates below, there have been lots of invisible changes to improve the performance and stability of Authzed.com. We’ve also been heads down privately bringing together a bunch of exciting new developments that we can’t wait to share. Keep a look out for future announcements!

Major highlights include:

ICYMI: in addition to posting weekly blog posts, we’re now officially posting monthly wrap-ups of events and new functionality we’ve added to Authzed. We’re also giving everyone a little taste of our Slack’s random channel and all of its off-topic goodness.

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Updates

Open Source

Authzed

  • The playground now has a grid UI for inputting relationships
  • SpiceDB & Authzed.com underwent a penetration test
  • Chat support is now fully on Discord
  • The blog now has an RSS feed

Blogs / Talks

Entropy from #random

  • Apple joined the fray alongside Google and Microsoft for enterprise software suites
  • We learned all about the hard drive we never knew we never wanted
  • Atlassian had an outage, but maintained honesty about their support SLAs
  • Have you seen how heatsink fins are made? We hadn’t either
  • DuckDuckGo brought their mobile browser to the Mac
  • GitHub Actions pricing had a momentary increase
  • Why buy a home when you can have a castle? Wait… why aren’t we working from a castle?
  • Gophers writing performant code: I bet you didn’t know about this trick!
  • Remember when Elon tried to buy Twitter? Yeah, we’re done talking about it, too
  • Google’s smart watch got leaked
  • We found someone patching Kronos into CockroachDB! We keep our eyes on the clock!
  • Congrats to our friends at Tailscale on raising their Series B
  • Sam surprised us with his enthusiasm for trackballs
  • We started using whimsical for mock-ups
  • CloudFlare launched… a database service. When can we call them a cloud provider?
  • Google finally launched a competitor to AWS Aurora: AlloyDB
  • Vercel continues to find ways to become even faster
  • We finally caught wind of this “data mesh” trend
  • There are almost as many articles on Go’s generics as there used to be complaints about them. We liked this explanation of calculating type sets, though.
  • Pinterest wrote about memcache performance and it’s wild to see folks measuring the 99.9 percentile
  • Who ever said there’s no free lunch? New York got it… oh wait.
  • Our friends at Tilt got acquired by Docker. Congrats!
  • Wait… even VMWare is being acquired!
  • As of April 1st, the SpiceDB repository more stargazers than our previous project, Quay:
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