The million dollar engineering problem

Mar 16, 2017 | Newsletter

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This week: SaaS Economics, technical debt from a dev perspective, the role of the CTO, predicting the popularity of future coding languages.

 

costly engineering problems

SAAS ECONOMICS

The million dollar engineering problem

It’s easy to fall into a cycle where the first response to any problem is to spend more money. Here’s the story of how Segment cut their AWS bill by over one million dollars annually.

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how legacy refactoring influences engineering culture

CULTURE

On Technical Debt

Most articles on technical debt address it from the business side. Michael Dymel shares his thoughts on the topic from a developer perspective.

 

the role and responsibilities of the CTO

LEADERSHIP

The Role of the Chief Technology Officer

Jean-Christophe Huc on the CTO balancing act and how they relate to the rest of the organization.

 

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future of coding languages

CODING

Predicting future popularity of coding languages

Erik Bernhardsson, Head of Engineering at Better, attempts to answer “Is it possible to generate a N*N contingency table of moving from language X to language Y?”

 

 


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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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