Things I have learnt as the software engineering lead of a multinational – Minnen Ratta
A surprisingly long cycle has just closed for me and I think it’s a good time to share some lessons learned. via Pocket
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18 days ago
UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry | TechCrunch
The world is run by trade. Freight and logistics in the U.S. alone account for nearly $1.5 trillion annually (2015 data). As the world’s economies scale up, that number is only expected to increase as we become more dependent on the international supply chain for our goods and services. via Pocket
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29 days ago
302 Found
Nearly every successful tech startup I’ve observed over the past 20 years has gone through a similar growth pattern: Innovate, systematize then scale operations. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Atlassian Boosted Its Female Technical Hires By 80% — Here’s How | First Round Review
On Aubrey Blanche’s first day as Atlassian’s Global Head of Diversity Inclusion, the company was hiring roughly 10% women into its technical workforce. Over the last year, 18% of their technical hires were women. That’s an impressive 80% delta. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago
How Sentry Receives 20 Billion Events Per Month While | StackShare
By James Cunningham, Operations Engineer, Sentry. Unless your engineering team is staffed by angels who commute down to the office from heaven every morning, we’re pretty confident you run into plenty of problems developing and iterating on your applications in production. via Pocket
architecture  pinboard  tech 
8 weeks ago
Rebuilding Our Infrastructure with Docker, ECS, and Terraform · Segment Blog
In Segment’s early days, our infrastructure was pretty hacked together. We provisioned instances through the AWS UI, had a graveyard of unused AMIs, and configuration was implemented three different ways. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago
What a Great VP of Product Really Does (Video + Transcript) – SaaStr
What does it mean to be a great VP of Product and how do you hire the right person to fill this role in your company? Think of a VP Product like the oil that makes the machine run efficiently and a bad VP of Product like sand that breaks down a machine slowly. via Pocket
pinboard  product 
10 weeks ago
Rebuilding the Segment Leaderboards Infrastructure — Part 1: Background
Over the past year, the Strava platform team has been working to rebuild the segment leaderboards system. This is the first in a series of four blog posts detailing that process. via Pocket
architecture  pinboard  tech 
10 weeks ago
Event-Driven Architecture – @herbertograca
This post is part of The Software Architecture Chronicles, a series of posts about Software Architecture. In them, I write about what I’ve learned on Software Architecture, how I think of it, and how I use that knowledge. via Pocket
architecture  pinboard  tech 
october 2017
Experiences with Apache Kafka - Part I:: Big Data by Bennie
This is the first post in a series which will focus on Apache Kafka and how it can be leveraged in a Big Data environment. via Pocket
architecture  pinboard  tech 
october 2017
Lambda, Kappa, Microservice and Enterprise Architecture for Big Data | Blog by Jörn Franke
A few years after the emergence of the Lambda-Architecture several new architectures for Big Data have emerged. I will present and illustrate their use case scenarios. via Pocket
architecture  pinboard  tech 
october 2017
Should You Build a Webhooks API? — Brandur Leach
The term “webhook” was coined back in 2007 by Jeff Lindsay as a “hook” (or callback) for the web; meant to be a general purpose system to allow Internet systems to be composed in the same spirit as the Unix pipe. via Pocket
architecture  pinboard  tech 
september 2017
How Stitch Consolidates A Billion Records Per Day - | StackShare
By , Co-founder & CEO of Stitch. Stitch is an ETL service built for developers. We power data infrastructure for hundreds of amazing organizations. For example: via Pocket
architecture  pinboard  tech 
september 2017
Rich Geldreich's Tech And Programmer Culture Blog: Things learned while running your own self-funded startup
Here's a brain dump of the things we've learned while running our business and shipping our first product (Basis). My experience at Valve somewhat helped prepare me for doing this. Working at Valve was like a microcosm of working at your own company. via Pocket
business  pinboard 
september 2017
The Serverless Revolution Will Make Us All Developers
At Build 2017, Microsoft’s annual and influential developer event, CEO Satya Nadella introduced the idea of the “intelligent cloud” and “intelligent edge. via Pocket
pinboard  serverless  tech 
september 2017
This Product Prioritization System Nabbed Pandora 70 Million Monthly Users with Just 40 Engineers | First Round Review
When it went public in 2011, over a decade after the company’s founding, Pandora employed fewer than 40 engineers. via Pocket
pinboard  product 
september 2017
Lessons Learned Scaling Airbnb 100X – Jonathan Golden – Medium
On my first day at Airbnb, in early 2011, I walked in to see cofounder Joe Gebbia building my desk. I had spent three months slowly convincing the fledgling startup that they needed what was called a product manager. Now, Joe encouraged me to settle in and dive deep into the website. via Pocket
pinboard  product 
september 2017
All I have done wrong running a product team
Two years ago I had an opportunity to shift my career towards product management. It took me a while to accept the job, it was no easy decision. I needed to be ready for leading people who were doing a job I had never done before, I needed to take product decisions. via Pocket
management  pinboard  product 
september 2017
Our 6 Must Reads if You’re at a Startup With 30+ People | First Round Review
There are a handful of oft-cited, number-based theories around the ideal size of well-functioning collectives. Among them include: via Pocket
business  fliit  pinboard 
september 2017
Segment adds more data sources besides apps and sites to its hub
When it began in 2012, Segment (formerly Segment.io) had one purpose in life: take data from mobile apps and web sites, and make them easily and consistently available through its hub to a handful of analytics tools, like Mixpanel, Hubspot and Google Analytics. via Pocket
business  fliit  pinboard 
september 2017
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