Irrational Exuberance!

Infrastructure between cost center and ego trip

March 5, 2017 Planning the work for infrastructure engineering organization can be a challenge, in part due to a lack of clarity around what such an organization contributes value to the company it operates within. I have thoughts, and a simple thinking aid, for that.

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.

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.

Fail Open and Layer Policy

September 20, 2016 The distance between a bug and a feature is never smaller than in interface design. We often define tool limitations as features, but here I'll argue for designing flexible interfaces and filtering behavior by layering policies on top.