Welcome to our new weekly curated list of interesting stories. Covering anything and everything in the industry, we collect and share a handful of links every Friday. Enjoy!

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CodeConf LA: Recap & Special Thanks Nice recap of CodeConf LA from our friends at GitHub - continuing to appreciate the focus on diversity and inclusion at technical conferences.

Microservices vs. service-oriented architecture Interesting piece on the differences between service oriented architectures and microservices.

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful “A mental model is just a concept you can use to help try to explain things “ - fascinating list of useful mental models.

A Lean Approach To Product Validation Great post on one of the most important skills software startups can develop - product validation.

No more rock stars: how to stop abuse in tech communities “No More Rock Stars” is a welcome and important part of the cultural shift happening right now in our industry - stellar piece on why we need it.