Time for some buzzword bingo. Monitoring and Observability are often used interchangeably. They’re usually seen in the context of discussions about architecture and distributed systems, with Observability being touted as the “new kid on the block.” or "rebranded monitoring." It’s not new, though. Nor is it the same thing as Monitoring. Despite the typical jaded… Continue reading Observability isn’t Monitoring, and it’s useless without Analysis
You Aren’t Just a Developer, You’re a Polyglot
And that doesn't mean you can write both Java and C#. Software development as a craft is an exercise in being multilingual. The most primitive view (read: outmoded) of a software engineer doing their job is someone who rolls into work at 10:30 am, just in time for standup. Right after our Socially Compulsory Run-on… Continue reading You Aren’t Just a Developer, You’re a Polyglot
Is Your House on Fire?
Or is there just a lingering doubt as to if you turned the stove off? These two questions deserve very different responses. We don't rush everyone outside and call the fire department if we can just go to the kitchen and make sure the burner is turned off. This severity scaled response may seem obvious… Continue reading Is Your House on Fire?