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Jul
03
Why you shouldn't use Terraform to manage Kubernetes workloads

Why you shouldn't use Terraform to manage Kubernetes workloads

Terraform's "state" is deceptively hard to manage, introduces security risks, and is redundant with Kubernetes internal state management.
8 min read
Jun
26
Throw away your prototypes

Throw away your prototypes

Design prototypes tend to be the product of one person. Production code needs to be the product of a team.
2 min read
Jun
20

Read the Code

The code always tells the truth.
1 min read
May
22
Test first, design second

Test first, design second

We always figured out how we were going to test things before, or while, we designed them.
4 min read
May
15
DevOps for Application Developers

DevOps for Application Developers

Unfortunately, Númenor has drowned, so you're probably going to have to learn about something called Kubernetes.
11 min read
Nov
12
An Interview with Ignition Works

An Interview with Ignition Works

Hey there. You're reading Simpler Machines, a weekly newsletter about the human side of software development. I'm Nat Bennett, a
16 min read
Nov
05
An office with a door that closes

An office with a door that closes

I don't need to win an argument with anyone, even with myself, about whether the thing that makes me happy and comfortable also makes me more productive.
4 min read
Oct
29
Why Does Pivotal Tracker Have a Priority Field?

Why Does Pivotal Tracker Have a Priority Field?

Does the Tracker team even use Tracker itself anymore?
6 min read
Oct
22
An Interview with Josh Aresty, Tech Lead at Braintree

An Interview with Josh Aresty, Tech Lead at Braintree

We talked about pairing, story acceptance, process change, adapting to remote work, and a neat technique I’d never heard of before for weekly planning.
41 min read
Oct
15
Newsletter Recommendations

Newsletter Recommendations

Here's the neighborhood you're in right now. These aren't the only newsletters I read, but they're the ones that have most influenced this one, or that I find the most consistently interesting.
4 min read