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May
09

Doing more with less: Part 3 - Buy don't build using Wardley Mapping

This is the third article in a series of articles that describe how engineering leaders can do more with less
2 min read
Apr
16

Doing more with less: Part 2 - Buy don't build using DDD

This is the second article in a series of articles that describe how engineering leaders do more with less in
2 min read
Mar
28

Doing more with less: Part 1 - Improving the developer experience (DevEx)

The end of zero interest rates (ie. free money) means that businesses need to tighten their belts. As a result,
2 min read
Mar
27

Office hours on Wednesday April 3rd, 2024

Hi, I've scheduled office hours for paying members on Wednesday April 3rd at 7.30am PDT (16.30
Feb
27

Microservices rules #2: Implement fast, automated deployment pipelines

Microservices rules #2 is implement fast, automated deployment pipelines. The path from a developer’s laptop to production must be
4 min read
Jan
29

Microservices rules: part 1 - overview

I recently gave a presentation about microservices rules, a set of 11 best practices that organizations should follow when adopting
3 min read
Jan
16

Preventing the descent into unmaintainable hell: tracking and improving architecture metrics

Previously, I described how you can prevent your applications descent into hell by tracking the DORA metrics and the DevEx
4 min read
Jan
01
Preventing the descent into unmaintainable hell: tracking and improving DevEx metrics

Preventing the descent into unmaintainable hell: tracking and improving DevEx metrics

As I previously described, one way organizations can prevent their descent into unmaintainable hell is by tracking the DORA metrics.
3 min read
Dec
19

Thoughts about team size

I recently saw a LinkedIn post about team size: In many orgs, Amazon’s 2-pizza team approach is a poor
4 min read
Dec
11
Should I use a microservice to do X? And other design questions

Should I use a microservice to do X? And other design questions

Recently, in response to my call for questions, a reader asked about how to design microservices for their financial services
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