Pairing with my good friend Code Llama
AI won't take your job, but someone who's leveraging AI will. Besides, it's easy getting started with AI, especially if you're looking for a coding buddy.
Perverse incentives and DORA metrics
“Move fast and break things” isn’t what anyone wants. Plan for complex systems to break. Reframe the rallying cry to “move fast with reliability” and stop wasting time measuring failure.
The value of values
Values represent what you consider important and desirable in life. If you want to find meaning and purpose, then know your values and be true to them.
Supercharging PostgreSQL with PgBouncer
PgBouncer enables you to both vertically scale Postgres and more efficiently take advantage of Postgres horizontal scaling.
Mining for dissent
It feels good to be in a room of yes-people, but it’s a trap. Be brave and seek out if and why people disagree with you. It'll make you a more effective leader.
Horizontally scaling PostgreSQL with read replicas
If your PostgreSQL database is reaching the limits of vertical scaling and you’re looking to increase reliability, a read replica strategy can be beneficial. They are easy to set up; however, you should be aware of the tradeoffs.
Context not control
Effective leaders facilitate great outcomes by setting appropriate context as opposed to trying to control their teams.