Expanding on S[a-z]{3,} Reliability Engineer roles.

November 18, 2019. Filed under infrastructure 34sre 1

One of my foundational learning experiences occurred in 2014, when I designed and rolled out Uber’s original Site Reliability Engineering role and organization. While I’d make many decisions a bit differently if I could rewind and try again, for the most part I’m proud when reviewing the reel of rewound memories.

Notes on Building Evolutionary Architectures.

November 15, 2019. Filed under architecture 26book 11

I recently picked up Building Evolutionary Architectures by Ford, Parsons and Kua. It occupies a simila rspot in my head as Accelerate and A Philosophy of Software Design, in the category of seasoned software practioners sharing their generalized approach to software. Altogether, I rather enjoyed it, and it more elegantly explains many of the points I attempted to make in Reclaim unreasonable software.

You only learn when you reflect.

November 14, 2019. Filed under management 98career 11

Early in your career, the majority of problems you work on are difficult because they are _new_ for _you_. You’ve never done it before, and it’s challenging to do good work on problems you’ve never encountered before. However, the good news is that there are other folks on your team who’ve done it before and are already experienced with its in’s and out’s.

Distributing your Slack application.

November 11, 2019. Filed under python 56slack 6gcp 3

We've been working on this Slack application for a while, and it's pretty much done. Now we just have to make it possible for other folks to install it. The golden standard of distribution is Slack's App Directory, whcih makes it easy for folks to find and install your app. We won't quite get there, but we'll get close.

Using Cloud Firestore to power a Slack app.

November 10, 2019. Filed under python 56slack 6gcp 3

Continuing from Make Slack all respond to reacji, it's time to actually store and retrieve real data instead of just relying on stubbed data. We'll be building on Google Cloud Firestore which is a NoSQL datastore offered on GCP.