Irrational Exuberance!

Ways Engineering Managers Get Stuck

March 3, 2017 It's performance review season, which is a great time to review Camille Fournier's discussion of how individual contributors get stuck, and also a good time for me to write up a few ideas about how engineering managers can get stuck as well.

Braindump on Load Generation

December 18, 2016 As I'm starting to spend more time on load generation and load testing, I did some research for related papers and typed up notes afterwards.

Finding Managerial Scope

October 31, 2016 So often we try to further our managerial careers by increasing the size of our teams, but increasingly I think that's the slowest way to grow yourself and your career.

Usable QA Environments

October 24, 2016 It often feels like every quality assurance environment you see is broken. Mine probably is too, but here are some techniques to help.

Serverless: Gatekeeping and Profit Margins

October 16, 2016 There are equal parts hate and excitement around the serverless movement, what's not always obvious is what motivated the creation of the serverless paradigm to begin with. This article looks at how serverless is a fairly natural evolution of the move to process scheduling.