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Karl Isenberg
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Standard Engineering Levels
Software Engineering levels are a mess. Every company decides what their levels are, what they mean, what they're called, what the pay scales are, and they're all different. But what if they weren't? Why do we even need levels? Some companies, like Netflix...
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The Role of the Software Architect
An architect's role is to provide technical vision, coordinate direction across teams/components, and counterbalance short term thinking. — Karl Isenberg (@KarlKFI) July 7, 2017 Extreme Agility often comes at the cost of long term planning, but planning & v...
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My Other Computer Is A Datacenter
Managing a datacenter doesn't require a hyperwall, just the right operating system. ersi hyperwall photo by  Kris Krüg  on Flicker Today, your personal computer is local. You own the hardware. The data is in a box under your desk. The processes run on a loc...
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How To: Develop Good Managers
"people don’t quit companies—they quit managers" - Chris Loux In my anecdotal experience, the above is often true. Technically, I want the freedom to determine the best solution to a problem, even the freedom to figure out what the problem actually is. But ...
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TDD Is a Tool, Not a Religion
Catching Up The internet is abuzz since DHH's blog post: TDD is Dead . There have been many responses, including many   by Bob Martin . Breaking News The latest new entry to the saga is a video conversation on YouTube where DHH, Martin Fowler and Kent Beck ...
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Change faster or die trying.
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Rebooted my blog. Go see why Java's Iterable is EVIL.
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