Recycling Startups : Entrepreneur
Real world commercial notes on setting up a plastics recycling business
plastic  recycling  reddit  business 
7 weeks ago
Deconstructing the Monolith: Moduliarising Shopify's Rails monolith
Shopify is one of the largest Ruby on Rails codebases in existence. It has been worked on for over a decade by more than a thousand developers. It encapsulates a lot of diverse functionality from billing merchants, managing 3rd party developer apps, updating products, handling shipping and so on. It was initially built as a monolith, meaning that all of these distinct functionalities were built into the same codebase with no boundaries between them. For many years this architecture worked for us, but eventually, we reached a point where the downsides of the monolith were outweighing the benefits. We had a choice to make about how to proceed.

Microservices surged in popularity in recent years and were touted as the end-all solution to all of the problems arising from monoliths. Yet our own collective experience told us that there is no one size fits all best solution, and microservices would bring their own set of challenges. We chose to evolve Shopify into a modular monolith, meaning that we would keep all of the code in one codebase, but ensure that boundaries were defined and respected between different components.

Each software architecture has its own set of pros and cons, and a different solution will make sense for an app depending on what phase of its growth it is in. Going from monolith to modular monolith was the next logical step for us.
rubyonrails  ruby  monolith  architecture  softwarearchitecture  modules  refactoring  flux 
10 weeks ago
What is a Front-End Architect?
Micah defines Front-End architecture as:

“a collection of tools and processes that aim to improve the quality of our front-end code while creating a more efficient and sustainable workflow.”
frontend  architecture  softeng 
november 2018
Regulating Cryptocurrencies in New Zealand
Regulating Cryptocurrencies
in New Zealand
September 2018
Associate Professor Alexandra Sims
Dr Kanchana Kariyawasam
Professor David Mayes
cryptocurrency  cryptfolio  bitcoin  newzealand  unitedkingdom  unitedstates  canada  tax  !toread 
october 2018
Paycent crypto debit cards
Card deliveries have already begun!

We are welcoming orders from all countries including Brazil, China, India, Russia and USA.

Order your very own card today!

Paycent Cards enable users to convert digital assets into local currencies for use or withdraw from automated teller machines (ATMs) with real time accessibility and convenience, while adhering to the highest level of security standards in the industry.
bitcoin  cryptocurrency  money  newzealand 
september 2018
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund
@ the epicentre of kiwi ingenuity
[noun: ingenuity/the quality of being clever, original, and inventive.]
business  newzealand  venture  funding  company 
september 2018
So, you want to learn AWS? AKA, "How do I learn to be a Cloud Engineer?"
This guide takes you through a maturity process from the most basic webpage to an extremely cheap scalable web application. The small app you will build does not matter. It can do anything you want, just keep it simple.

Checkpoint: Your HA/AutoScaled website now serves all data over HTTPS. The same as before, except you don't have to manage the servers, web server software, website deployment, or the load balancer.
aws  reference  webdev  webeng  amazon  cloud  cloudcomputing  softwarearchitecture  tutorial  reddit 
may 2018
Little UI details
A collections of little tips from @steveschoger to improve your visual design skills with the little details that make a big difference 👏
design  ui  ux  visual 
january 2018
Empowering Reason
Kialo is designed to facilitate constructive debate about the most important issues in the world, without turning into the usual Internet Shouting Factory. We aspire to become not just where you come to argue, but also where you can explore the reasons why people disagree and see diverse points of view on the issues that matter. On Kialo, you can view and critically assess others’ discussions, add your voice, and watch the conversation expand as more and more people chime in.
politics  philosophy  reason  critical-thinking  interesting  gender  vegan  vegetarian  ethics  evil  discussion 
november 2017
My Meter - Electricity Authority
Your meter information will tell you how you are connected to the network. This information, together with your power usage information, will help you decide which pricing plan is best for you.

You can access a selected set of your current meter information below. Either enter your unique installation control point number (ICP) which is listed on your bill, usually near your account number, or your physical address.
newzealand  electricity  powershop  tool  api  consumer 
july 2017
The SaaS CTO Security Checklist
Security shouldn’t feel like a chore. This is a basic checklist that any SaaS CTO (and anyone else) can use to harden their security. Select your startup stage and use these rules to improve your security. This list is far from exhaustive, incomplete by nature since the security you need depends on your assets.
security  2fa  checklist  reference  awesome  inspiration  company  business  software  softwareengineering  scalability  startup 
july 2017
Chatham House Rule
When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. - See more at: https://www.chathamhouse.org/about/chatham-house-rule#sthash.6FWa1h7z.dpuf
meetings  communication  interesting  reference  leadership  work  facilitation 
june 2017
Restructured Powershop eyes more international markets
Meridian chief executive Mark Binns says he has been encouraged by Powershop’s work with npower, which has been delivered on time and on budget.
powershop  budget  softwareengineering  softeng  delivery  management  work 
may 2017
Where do our flaky tests come from?
Google has around 4.2 million tests that run on our continuous integration system. Of these, around 63 thousand have a flaky run over the course of a week. While this represents less than 2% of our tests, it still causes significant drag on our engineers.
flaky  tests  programming  softeng  softdev  interesting  research  statistics  continuousintegration  tdd 
may 2017
Open Source Guides
Open source software is made by people just like you. Learn how to launch and grow your project.
opensource  github  licenses  contributions  leadership  funding  metrics 
february 2017
Free Speech and the Paradox of Tolerance
Those of us who are passionate about free speech, and who want to live in a truly open society, cannot afford to be bystanders anymore. We must absolutely refuse to tolerate intolerant speech and the people who promote intolerant ideologies.
freespeech  speech  rights  copyright  privacy  evil  politics  altright  tolerance 
february 2017
The Problem with Tech Leads
As I read about Ben Franklin, I realized he was one of the great leaders.
Ben Franklin had a strategy of articulating a vision, organizing people around that vision, and then moving on when that organization was self sustaining. He strived to make himself obsolete. He planted seeds and let others bring the vision to fruition.
leadership  teamlead  teamleader  people  peopleskills  learning  powershop  team  empathy 
october 2016
The Quiet Crisis unfolding in Software Development
Over the years I’ve given my direct reports and their direct reports the same insights I’m going to share with you now.
softeng  softdev  softwareengineering  leadership  teamleader  powershop  article  interesting  agile  bugs  productivity  scalability  startup  startups  software  softwarearchitecture 
may 2016
It's Not Just Standing Up: Patterns for Daily Standup Meetings
If the work doesn’t need to be coordinated, you don’t need a team. Conversely, if you have a team, I assume the work requires coordination.
team  agile  standup  meetings  work  powershop  management  productivity 
march 2016
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