Archives for Hut 8 Labs
How to Square the Circle, Achieve Perpetual Motion, and Tune Your Alert Emails Just Right
Why it’s fundamentally impossible to tune alert emails—and how you should go about doing so.
Speeding Up Your Engineering Org, Part I: Beyond the Cost Center Mentality
Your engineering org may have slowed down over time. Here’s why the slowdown is a bigger deal than you might think, and how to start reversing it.
No Deadlines For You! Software Dev Without Estimates, Specs or Other Lies
How to write great software for very happy business owners, without ever telling them how long it will take you to do just about anything, whatsoever.
Introducing Diffscuss: Plain Text Code Reviews, Right in Your Editor
Introducing Diffscuss, plain text code reviews in your editor
Coding, Fast and Slow: Developers and the Psychology of Overconfidence
Daniel Kahneman’s “Thinking, Fast and Slow” and why developers suck so very badly at making estimates
When it Comes to Chaos, Gorillas Before Monkeys
Reconsidering the economics of EC2 instance and AZ failure for startups
Dan Talks About Post-Mortems
Dan has written and talked some about post-mortems (and will likely do so again), check the links