Lessons I Learned From Building Self-Service Data Platform | by Manvik Kathuria | Jul, 2022

Is distributed data ownership right for your organisation? Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash You walk into your nearest supermarket, grab a basket, fill it with whatever you need, and walk to the checkout counter. You scan the barcodes of the items, pay, put them in your bag and leave the place—all of it without … Read more

What I Learned About Running Database Migrations | by Ardy Gallego Dedase | Jul, 2022

Tips and lessons learned I’ve worked on a good number of database migrations in the past. Not all database migrations are the same. However, there are recurring patterns I noticed. Recently, I was part of a database migration that lasted about three months. The experience reminded me that the same lessons still apply. I’ll use … Read more

A Septuagenarian Learns Java. Having first learned to program FORTRAN… | by Graeme Bentley | Jul, 2022

Having first learned to program FORTRAN II in 1966, now in my 70s, I thought learning Java would be a suitable task to keep my brain active and nimble Image by author Being my wife’s carer has meant that retirement mostly involves activities at home. As we age, it is important and important to maintain … Read more

Lessons Learned in Cloud Security From Lapsus$

Over the past few days, new information about the Lapsus$ cybercrime group has surfaced and provided fresh insights into the actual practices of cyber security adversaries. While it’s not clear exactly who they are (it’s been reported that the mastermind behind this group could be a teenager!) or the extent of their accomplishments – cloud … Read more

How I Learned to Find Meaning Outside of Work | by Zachary Allegretti | Jun, 2022

Work to live — Managing work-life balance in the remote-work era Photo by author We’ve all been there. It’s 6 pm. You’re trying to close out this last task for the day or finish going through all your emails. But things aren’t going quite as smoothly as you’d hoped. Suddenly it’s 8 pm and you … Read more

A Lesson in Confidence: What I’ve Learned From Working at Google as a Software Engineer | by Zachary Allegretti | Jun, 2022

I wish I knew these things when I started Photo by author This coming July marks my 3rd year at Google. With my approaching Googleversary, I’ve been muting about my journey from an anxious new grad to a prosperous SWE. I joined in 2019 right after graduating from The Ohio State University with a BS … Read more