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Kellan Elliot-McCrea – Transforming Organizational Culture at Etsy – CfA Summit (2015) - YouTube
Kellan Elliot-McCrea, Chief Technology Officer at Etsy, talks about what it takes to build and protect organizational culture including risk-taking, transparency, rapid prototyping, and embracing failure. With a team of over 685 employees serving 1.4 million active users, Etsy’s mission permeates the company and has created a culture of continuous learning.
#technology  #innovation  #culture  #software.engineering 
august 2016 by ekingery
nealford.com • Architecture is abstract until operationalized.
Microservices happens to be the first architecture to fully embrace DevOps, but it won’t be the last. The operational concerns of architecture will continue to impact our design and decisions, which I consider part of the maturation process for software architecture.
#technology  #architecture  #software.engineering  #devops 
april 2016 by ekingery
The Twelve-Factor App
In the modern era, software is commonly delivered as a service: called web apps, or software-as-a-service. The twelve-factor app is a methodology for building software-as-a-service apps that:

Use declarative formats for setup automation, to minimize time and cost for new developers joining the project;
Have a clean contract with the underlying operating system, offering maximum portability between execution environments;
Are suitable for deployment on modern cloud platforms, obviating the need for servers and systems administration;
Minimize divergence between development and production, enabling continuous deployment for maximum agility;
And can scale up without significant changes to tooling, architecture, or development practices.
The twelve-factor methodology can be applied to apps written in any programming language, and which use any combination of backing services (database, queue, memory cache, etc).
#technology  #software.engineering  #software  #programming  #deploy  #wellspring 
february 2014 by ekingery
Understanding Software Productivity
Analysis of software productivity measurement efforts and best practice recommendations for maximizing productivity.
#technology  #software.engineering  #productivity 
june 2013 by ekingery
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Dr. evil: We'll ask for estimates, and then treat them as deadlines
#technology  #software.engineering  #humor 
june 2013 by ekingery

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