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Habits for fast and efficient programming

There's been a lot of discussion recently about working fast and being productive in software development, and I thought I'd share some of my own strategies that I've developed for that purpose.

Apple’s Long Journey to the M1 Pro Chip

This Twitter thread explores the journey from the original Mac to today’s M1 Pro-based MacBook and the history behind such a mind-blowing innovation.

Incident review and postmortem best practices

One reason incidents are important is that they often reveal the real state of products, teams or organizations, which is often very different from the imaginary picture that engineering leaders have in their heads.

Use cases: The purpose of your code

Have you ever wondered to what extent your code expresses the business rules it supports?

Career advice: Be confidently uncertain

Around the time of the subprime mortgage collapse, I was working in an enterprise software company. I worked in a large open space full of cubicles. Several times a week, I would hear a slightly panicked voice say, “oh god!”