SRE: From Theory to Practice: What’s Difficult About Tech Debt?

In episode 3 of “From Theory to Practice,” Blameless’s Matt Davis and Kurt Andersen were joined by Liz Fong-Jones of Honeycomb.io and Jean Clermont of Flatiron to discuss two words dreaded by every engineer: technical debt. So what is technical debt? Even if you haven’t heard the term, I’m sure you’ve experienced it: parts of … Read more

SRE: From Theory to Practice: What’s Difficult About Incident Command?

A few weeks ago, we released episode two of our ongoing webinar series, “SRE: From Theory to Practice.” In this series, we break down a challenge facing SREs through an open and honest discussion. Our topic this episode was “What’s difficult about the incident command?” When things go wrong, who is in charge? And what … Read more

SRE: From Theory to Practice: What’s Difficult About On-call?

We wanted to tackle one of the major challenges facing organizations: on-call. “SRE: From Theory to Practice – What’s Difficult About On-call” sees Blameless engineers Kurt Andersen and Matt Davis joined by Yvonne Lam, staff software engineer at Kong, and Charles Cary, CEO of Shoreline, for a fireside chat about everything on- call. As software … Read more

Difficult Beginnings (Layout, Fragments, AdMob) – Android Development

The basic idea is very simple. I read that a banner ad must display for some time period for it to “count.” (Many years ago.) So my thinking was to create essentially the flow: Splash Screen -> App Activity. The app activity would be composed of the content area and the ad area. The first … Read more