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5 Reasons Why It's Lonely Being A Female Programmer

Lior Shub | Posted 08.15.2016 | Technology
Lior Shub

My loneliness is a gendered loneliness, as there are not many women in my field. For sure, there are women who study computer science in high school or at the university, and some even work as programmers. But they are very, very few.

You're Thinking Cloud, But Not APIs? Seriously?

Anant Jhingran | Posted 05.26.2016 | Technology
Anant Jhingran

The principles of cloud computing might be decades old, but it wasn't until 2006, when Amazon entered the cloud market, that the modern cloud era really began.

Together Forever - Logs and Metrics

Ben Newton | Posted 05.13.2016 | Technology
Ben Newton

"Together forever and never to part Together forever we two And don't you know I would move heaven and earth To be together forever with you" --Rick A...

It Is So Hard to Say Goodbye -- An Ode to Whoopie Cushions and the Modern Application

Ben Newton | Posted 03.28.2017 | Technology
Ben Newton

Change comes at us fast and furious. It seems like only yesterday that my four-year-old daughter thought peek-a-boo was the height of comedy, and now she is begging me to use her whoopie cushion on colleagues at work.

How to Become Google, Amazon, or Facebook (in Theory)

Anant Jhingran | Posted 02.02.2017 | Technology
Anant Jhingran

We admire Google, Amazon, Azure, Netflix, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Swift. How many more of these are there? Hundreds? Perhaps thousands? No way....

Another Reason to Reach for the Cloud

Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe | Posted 06.03.2016 | Technology
Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe

Lots of people are talking about cloud computing. Even if the term is a misnomer, cloud computing is a big deal. That's because organizations can do anything in the cloud that they can do on-premises. So why are Federal agencies still investing just a fraction of their IT budgets on cloud computing?

Postmortem of an Outage

Sarah Novotny | Posted 10.20.2014 | Home
Sarah Novotny

I'll let you all in on a secret. The big tech companies don't keep their websites perpetually available because of magic. These companies are able to serve their users on the web so consistently because of a few specific strategies.

10 Things We Forgot to Monitor

Jehiah Czebotar | Posted 09.07.2014 | Home
Jehiah Czebotar

"Law of Murphy for devops: if thing can able go wrong, is mean is already wrong but you not have Nagios alert of it yet."

Developers Need to Broaden Their Range

Mike Loukides | Posted 06.14.2014 | Home
Mike Loukides

While I agree that a full-stack developer and a senior engineer aren't necessarily the same people, I resist the idea that full-stack developers have near-magical skills in many different areas. (So does Gellert; he asks for "familiarity in each layer, if not mastery.") At the same time, I'd add several items to the list that he only hints at: source control, data infrastructure, distributed computing, etc.