A deep dive into how Khan Academy took a 1 million-line Python monolith and split it into ~40 Go services in a more than 3 year-long project.
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Aggressive performance reviews, tech companies committing to protecting jobs, an increase of solo mobile developers, and more.
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January 2023

What the Staff+ role is, expectations and the rewarding and frustrating parts of the job. By former principal engineer Nicky Wrightson.
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The tech giant unexpectedly announced a 6% reduction in its workforce. Why did this happen, which areas are impacted, and why is Apple unlikely to…
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Code freeze trends across industries, when to mandate a code freeze – and when not, and alternatives to code freezes.
Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce and Goldman Sachs all announced mass layoffs. What do these events suggest about the outlook for the tech industry?
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What salary increases are software engineers getting across the tech industry, and are there any notable trends? 100 data points, analyzed.
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An exclusive inside look at the pay philosophy, regional differences and numbers of the defunct events tech startup. Based on 430 data points.
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What the role is and challenges that come with it, getting into fractional CTO roles, and lessons learned.
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While most of the tech world was on holiday, CircleCI suffered a major security breach, and Twitter had an outage. Also: hiring freezes and layoffs, and…
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At the end of last year, code deployments were frozen at many tech companies. Why was this done, what are the benefits, and what are the tradeoffs of…

December 2022

The articles you enjoyed most this year, my personal favorites, and a recap of a busy year in tech news.
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