About The Pragmatic Engineer Newsletter
The #1 technology newsletter on Substack. Highly relevant for software engineers and engineering managers, useful for those working in tech. Written by engineering manager and software engineer Gergely Orosz who was previously at Uber, Skype/Microsoft, and at startups.
What to expect:
Big Tech and startups, from the inside. Tech is accelerating rapidly: but some fast-moving companies are ahead of the rest of the pack. What are they doing differently and why? I talk with people working at these companies to get insights and details.
Actionable advice for engineering managers, software engineers and tech workers. Topics covered are relevant to those working at tech companies. Get tools and insights to become a more efficient engineering leader. If you use just one approach to make your project, team, or company more efficient, the weekly newsletter already pays for itself.
A pulse on the tech market and trends worth knowing about. What is happening in tech, and why? How is the market changing? What does this mean for hiring managers and for those navigating their careers? I cover patterns and trends heard within Big Tech and high-growth startups in the series The Pulse.
An independent viewpoint. I don’t take sponsorships of any kind, and disclose any affiliation I would have with the companies covered. Read my ethics statement and more about the lack of sponsorship in the newsletter.
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Tuesdays: long-form educational articles. These articles typically go deep into a topic relevant for software engineers or engineering managers, and tend to offer actionable advice. See the full archive here, and the list of Real World Engineering Challenges
Thursdays: timely articles on Big Tech and startups. These issues are usually The Pulse pieces: insights, patterns and trends I observe and hear about within Big Tech and at startups.
Early insights into industry trends. I cover trends happening across the software engineering industry. In the past I’ve uncovered trends weeks — and often months — ahead of when mainstream publications like Bloomberg , The Wall Street Journal, or The New York Times reported on them.
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Publishing schedule and holidays
The Pragmatic Engineer publishes every Tuesday (long-form pieces) and most Thursdays (timely pieces) on most weeks, and very occasionally, on Wednesday (bonus pieces).
Expect to get 100 or more issues in you inbox, every year.
Exceptions to this are holidays: spring break, summer break and winter break. In 2023, these are:
27 April (Thursday) & 4 May (Thursday): spring break
10-17 August : summer break
24 December - 3 January: winter break. The publication returns on 4 January 2024.
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This schedule can be changed in case of unexpected events. Last update: 9 May 2023.