crazy idea: how off the beaten path is your usage?

Warning: This is a potentially crazy idea, it may not work, and is something I’m probably not going to have time to investigate further.¬†¬† Feel free to take it and run with it if you’re interested. Given a set of integration tests, a library which is used by the system under test, and a set …

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Feature latency

The primary purpose of this post is to share one of the most insightful articles on engineering management and productivity that I’ve seen in a while. Speeding Up Your Engineering Org, Part I: Beyond the Cost Center¬†Mentality by Edmund Jorgensen of Hut 8 Labs Edmund makes a very important, but entirely non-obvious until someone says …

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Patch design vs change design

A recent email discussion over on the Clang development mailing list reminded me of a point that I consider rather important, but that seems to be missed in many technical discussions. To put it simply, the design of the patches used to submit a feature to the community do not need to (and usually should …

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