Be Awesome By Being Boring

By Posted in Nerd Culture, Tech Topics 30 September 2014

Over the course of my career as a software engineer and crusty old UNIX curmudgeon, I’ve been involved in a lot of technology decisions. Some of them have gone well, others not so much, but over the years a distinct pattern has emerged: boring technology is awesome. It may be less shiny, but boring technology…

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No Need to Support Experiments While You Sleep

By Posted in Tech Topics 11 March 2014

At New Relic, we didn’t want experimental features waking us up in the middle of the night. Going straight from testing in a staging environment to a production environment is a bigger step than your feature might be ready for, especially if you’d rather not be getting paged in the middle of the night. To that…

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