Uber, GTA, Luke Stackwalker and free developer resources

An overview of some of my favorite technical articles from the past week…

How Uber Deals with Large iOS App Size – Uber’s Engineering team outlining some of the tools and practices they use to keep their iOS bundle size down. Great read for looking at strategies to keep your install size small.

How I cut GTA Online loading times by 70% – Really interesting deep dive on exploring a commercial games load time without having access to any of the source code. References a really interesting tool Luke Stackwalker which is a C/C++ code profiler that runs on Windows. It uses call stack sampling to collect profile data. No code instrumentation is required.

Free for DevelopersDevelopers and Open Source authors now have a massive amount of services offering free tiers, but it can be hard to find them all to make informed decisions. This is a list of software (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.) and other offerings that have free tiers for developers.