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Technical interviews about software topics.

Aquarium: Dataset Quality Improvement with Peter Gao
Machine learning models are only as good as the datasets they’re trained on. Aquarium is a system that helps machine learning teams make better models by improving their dataset quality. Model improvement is often made by curating high quality datasets, and Aquarium helps make that a reality. Peter Gao works on Aquarium, and he joins The post Aquarium: Dataset Quality Improvement with Peter Gao appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Ray Ecosystem with Ion Stoica
Ray is a general purpose distributed computing framework. Ray is used for reinforcement learning and other compute intensive tasks. It was developed at the Berkeley RISELab, a research and development lab with an emphasis on practical applications. Ion Stoica is a professor at Berkeley, and he joins the show to talk about the present and The post Ray Ecosystem with Ion Stoica appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Tailscale: Private Networks with David Crawshaw
A private network connects servers, computers, and cloud instances. These networked objects are often separated by firewalls and subnets that create latency and complication. David Crawshaw is the CTO of Tailscale, a company that works to make private networks easier to build and simpler to configure and maintain. David joins the show to talk about The post Tailscale: Private Networks with David Crawshaw appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Pachyderm Engineering with Joe Doliner
Pachyderm is a system for data version control. Code has been version controlled for many years, but not data. In previous episodes with Joe Doliner, we explored the evolution of Pachyderm. In today’s show, we talk about the state of the company in 2020, as well as Pachyderm Hub, and end-to-end machine learning and data The post Pachyderm Engineering with Joe Doliner appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Deno and TypeScript with Elio Rivero
Deno is a runtime for JavaScript applications. Deno is written in Rust, which changes the security properties of it. Parts of Deno are also written in TypeScript, which are causing problems in the compilation and organization of Deno. Elio Rivero is an engineer who has studied Deno and TypeScript, and he joins the show to The post Deno and TypeScript with Elio Rivero appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Developer Investing with Lee Edwards
Developer tooling and infrastructure is a fruitful area for investing. A wide variety of technologies can have large investment outcomes based on the fact that there are lots of engineers and businesses are willing to pay for products that give those engineers a higher degree of leverage. Lee Edwards is a partner with Root Ventures. The post Developer Investing with Lee Edwards appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Salesforce Ecosystem with Kevin Poorman
Salesforce is a platform with a large number of developers, ISVs, and companies built on top of it. There is a thriving ecosystem of applications built and managed around Salesforce, leading to an important set of relationships and integration points between Salesforce and the other entities involved with the company. Kevin Poorman works at Salesforce The post Salesforce Ecosystem with Kevin Poorman appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Twitter Search with Nico Tonozzi
Twitter is a social media platform with billions of objects: people, tweets, words, events, and other entities. The high volume of information that gets created on Twitter everyday leads to a complex engineering problem for the developers building the Twitter search index. Nico Tonozzi is an engineer at Twitter. He joins the show to talk The post Twitter Search with Nico Tonozzi appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Robinhood Engineering with Jaren Glover
Robinhood is a platform for buying and selling stocks and cryptocurrencies. Robinhood is complex, fast-moving, and financial, and together these things require high quality engineering in distributed systems, observability, and data infrastructure. Jaren Glover is an engineer at Robinhood, and he joins the show to talk about the problem space within Robinhood, as well as The post Robinhood Engineering with Jaren Glover appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


TornadoVM: Accelerating Java with GPUs with Juan Fumero
The Java ecosystem is maturing. The GraalVM high performance runtime provides a virtual machine for running applications in a variety of languages. TornadoVM extends the Graal compiler with a new backend for OpenCL. TornadoVM allows the offloading of JVM applications onto heterogeneous hardware. Juan Fumero works on TornadoVM. He joins the show to talk about The post TornadoVM: Accelerating Java with GPUs with Juan Fumero appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Enterprise Investing with Ed Sim
Investing in enterprise software has become a competitive business. Lots of venture capital firms compete for the good deals at every stage. This level of competition has driven more capital into the early stages.  Ed Sim is a partner with Boldstart, an early stage enterprise investment firm. He joins the show to talk about modern The post Enterprise Investing with Ed Sim appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Elementary Robotics with Arye Barnehama
Factories require quality assurance work. That QA work can be accomplished by a robot with a camera together with computer vision. This allows for sophisticated inspection techniques that do not require as much manual effort on the part of a human. Arye Barnehama is a founder of Elementary Robotics, a company that makes these kinds The post Elementary Robotics with Arye Barnehama appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Superhuman with Rahul Vohra
The most popular email client is Gmail, the web-based email client from Google. Gmail is dominant, but that dominance has come at a price, namely speed. Gmail caters to the lowest common denominator, serving a large ecosystem of use cases and plugins. This makes for a slow overall performance. Superhuman is an email client built The post Superhuman with Rahul Vohra appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Internet Archive Book Scanning with Davide Semenzin
The Internet Archive collects historical records of the Internet. The Wayback Machine is one tool from the Internet Archive which you may be familiar with. One project you may be unfamiliar with is book scanning. Internet Archive scans high volumes of books in order to digitize them. In today’s episode, Davide Semenzin joins the show The post Internet Archive Book Scanning with Davide Semenzin appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

UnifyID: Biometric Authentication with John Whaley
Biometric authentication uses signals from a human’s unique biology to verify identity. Forms of biometric authentication include fingerprints, eye patterns, and the way a person walks, otherwise known as gait. UnifyID is a company that builds systems for biometric authentication. John Whaley is the CEO of UnifyID, and he joins the show to talk through The post UnifyID: Biometric Authentication with John Whaley appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Robotic Process Automation with Antti Karjalainen
Robotic process automation involves the scripting and automation of highly repeatable tasks. RPA tools such as UIPath paved the way for a newer wave of automation, including the Robot Framework, an open source system for RPA. Antti Karjalainen is the CEO of Robocorp, a company that provides an RPA tool suite for developers. Antti joins The post Robotic Process Automation with Antti Karjalainen appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Modern Venture with Jerry Chen
After working at VMware for 10 years, Jerry Chen developed an expertise in technology companies. Today, he works at Greylock, where he looks at deals in the infrastructure and developer tooling space. Jerry is an expert in go-to-market strategy and makes investments in technologies that have a good chance at becoming large and profitable businesses. The post Modern Venture with Jerry Chen appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

API Change Management with Aidan Cunniffe
APIs within a company change all the time. Every service owner has an API to manage, and those APIs have upstream and downstream connections. APIs need to be tested for integration points as well as for their “contract”, the agreement between an API owner and the consumers of that API. Aidan Cuniffe is the founder The post API Change Management with Aidan Cunniffe appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


WebAssembly Migration with Nicolo Davis
WebAssembly allows for the execution of languages other than JavaScript in a browser-based environment. But WebAssembly is still not widely used outside of a few particular niches such as Dropbox and Figma. Nicolo Davis works on an application called Boardgame Lab, and he joins the show to explain why WebAssembly can be useful even for The post WebAssembly Migration with Nicolo Davis appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Hyperparameter Tuning with Richard Liaw
Hyperparameters define the strategy for exploring a space in which a machine learning model is being developed. Whereas the parameters of a machine learning model are the actual data coming into a system, the hyperparameters define how those data points are fed into the training process for building a model to be used by an The post Hyperparameter Tuning with Richard Liaw appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Anduril Engineering with Gokul Subramanian
Anduril is a technology defense company with a focus on drones, computer vision, and other problems related to national security. It is a full-stack company that builds its own hardware and software, which leads to a great many interesting questions about cloud services, engineering workflows, and management. Gokul Subramanian is an engineer at Anduril, and The post Anduril Engineering with Gokul Subramanian appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Machine Learning Labeling and Tooling with Lukas Biewald
CrowdFlower was a company started in 2007 by Lukas Biewald, an entrepreneur and computer scientist. CrowdFlower solved some of the data labeling problems that were not being solved by Amazon Mechanical Turk. A decade after starting CrowdFlower, the company was sold for several hundred million dollars. Today, data labeling has only grown in volume and The post Machine Learning Labeling and Tooling with Lukas Biewald appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Software and the Law with Mark Radcliffe
As software permeates our lives, there are an increased number of situations where the legal system must be designed to account for that software. Whether the issues are open source licensing, cryptocurrencies, or worker classifications, software overlaps heavily with the law. Just as software is crafted by engineers, the legal structure around software is crafted The post Software and the Law with Mark Radcliffe appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Software and the Law with Mark Radcliffe
As software permeates our lives, there are an increased number of situations where the legal system must be designed to account for that software. Whether the issues are open source licensing, cryptocurrencies, or worker classifications, software overlaps heavily with the law. Just as software is crafted by engineers, the legal structure around software is crafted The post Software and the Law with Mark Radcliffe appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Data Version Control with Dmitry Petrov
Code is version controlled through git, the version control system originally built to manage the Linux codebase. For decades, software has been developed using git for version control. More recently, data engineering has become an unavoidable facet of software development. It is reasonable to ask–why are we not version controlling our data? Dmitry Petrov is The post Data Version Control with Dmitry Petrov appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Release Apps with Tommy McClung
Every software company works off of several different development environments–at the very least there is staging, testing, and production. Every push to staging can be spun up as an application to be explored, tinkered with, and tested. These ad hoc spin-ups are known as release apps. A release app is an environment for engineers to The post Release Apps with Tommy McClung appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

ParlAI: Facebook Dialogue Platform with Stephen Roller
Chatbots are useful for developing well-defined applications such as first-contact customer support, sales, and troubleshooting. But the potential for chatbots is so much greater. Over the last five years, there have been numerous platforms that have arisen to allow for better, more streamlined chatbot creation. Dialogue software enables the creation of sophisticated chatbots. ParlAI is The post ParlAI: Facebook Dialogue Platform with Stephen Roller appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


SuperAnnotate: Image Annotation Platform with Vahan and Tigran Petrosyan
Image annotation is necessary for building supervised learning models for computer vision. An image annotation platform streamlines the annotation of these images. Well-known annotation platforms include Scale AI, Amazon Mechanical Turk, and Crowdflower. There are also large consulting-like companies that will annotate images in bulk for you. If you have an application that requires lots The post SuperAnnotate: Image Annotation Platform with Vahan and Tigran Petrosyan appeared first on Software Engineering ...

Metabase: Business Intelligence Open Source with Sameer Al-Sakran
Business intelligence tooling allows analysts to see large quantities of data presented to them in a flexible interface including charts, graphs, and other visualizations. BI tools have been around for decades, and as the world moves towards increased open source software, the business intelligence tools are following that trend. Metabase is an open source business The post Metabase: Business Intelligence Open Source with Sameer Al-Sakran appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Gitlab Courseware as Code with Ben Allison
The US Army Cyber School is a training program which trains cyber soldiers and leaders to be adept in cyber military strategy and tactics. In order to teach these skills, the cyber school uses a system they call “courseware as code”, a workflow that allows updates to the curriculum in a reversion-friendly fashion similar to The post Gitlab Courseware as Code with Ben Allison appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Security Monitoring with Marc Tremsal
Logs are the source of truth. If a company is sufficiently instrumented, the logging data that streams off of the internal infrastructure can be refined to tell a comprehensive story for what is changing across that infrastructure in real time. This includes logins, permissions changes, other events that could signal a potential security compromise. Datadog The post Security Monitoring with Marc Tremsal appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

DEV and Forem with Ben Halpern
Dev.to has become one of the most popular places for developers to write about engineering, programming languages, and everyday life. For those who have not seen it, DEV is like a cross between Twitter and Medium, but targeted at developers. The content on DEV ranges from serious to humorous to technically useful. DEV contains a The post DEV and Forem with Ben Halpern appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Drug Simulations with Bryan Vicknair and Jason Walsh
Drug trials can lead to new therapeutics and preventative medications being discovered and placed on the market. Unfortunately, these drug trials typically require animal testing. This means animals are killed or harmed as a result of needing to verify that a drug will not kill humans. Animal testing is unavoidable, but the extent to which The post Drug Simulations with Bryan Vicknair and Jason Walsh appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Access Control Management with Fouad Matin and Dan Gillespie
Across a company, there is a wide range of resources that employees need access to. Documents, S3 buckets, git repositories, and many others. As access to resources changes across the organization, a history of the changes to permissions can be useful for compliance and monitoring. Indent is a system for simplifying access management across infrastructure. The post Access Control Management with Fouad Matin and Dan Gillespie appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Acquired Podcasting with David Rosenthal and Ben Gilbert
Acquisitions are part of the technology industry. A successful corporation will often have an “exit”, either going public or becoming acquired. And with each of these corporations, there is a set of stories that narrate the company from beginning to end.  Acquired is a podcast that tells the stories of companies such as YouTube, Instagram, The post Acquired Podcasting with David Rosenthal and Ben Gilbert appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Ray Applications with Richard Liaw
Ray is a general purpose distributed computing framework. At a low level, Ray provides fault-tolerant primitives that support applications running across multiple processors. At a higher level, Ray supports scalable reinforcement learning, including the common problem of hyperparameter tuning. In a previous episode, we explored the primitives of Ray as well as Anyscale, the business The post Ray Applications with Richard Liaw appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Modin: Pandas Scalability with Devin Petersohn
Pandas is a Python data analysis library, and an essential tool in data science. Pandas allows users to load large quantities of data into a data structure called a dataframe, over which the user can call mathematical operations. When the data fits entirely into memory this works well, but sometimes there is too much data The post Modin: Pandas Scalability with Devin Petersohn appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Sourcegraph: Code Search and Intelligence with Beyang Liu
A large codebase cannot be searched with naive indexing algorithms. In order to search through a codebase the size of Uber’s it is necessary to build a much more sophisticated indexing system than simple pure text search. Sourcegraph is a system for universal code search. It allows developers to more easily onboard to a new The post Sourcegraph: Code Search and Intelligence with Beyang Liu appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Digital Experience Analytics with Michael Morrissey
Users do not use web applications in the way that you might expect. And it is not easy to get the data that is necessary to get a full picture. But a newer API within browsers does make this more possible by capturing DOM mutations.  The change capture of these DOM mutations can be stored The post Digital Experience Analytics with Michael Morrissey appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Cortex: Microservices Management with Anish Dhar and Ganesh Datta
Managing microservices becomes a challenge as the number of services within the organization grows. With that many services comes more interdependencies–downstream and upstream services that may be impacted by an update to your service.  One solution to this problem: a dashboard and newsfeed system that lets you see into the health and changes across your The post Cortex: Microservices Management with Anish Dhar and Ganesh Datta appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

ADP Engineering with Tim Halbur
ADP has been around for more than 70 years, fulfilling payroll and other human resources services. Payroll processing is a complex business, involving the movement of money in accordance with regulatory and legal strictures.  From an engineering point of view, ADP has decades of software behind it, and a bright future of a platform company The post ADP Engineering with Tim Halbur appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Capital Allocation with Blair Silverberg and Chris Olivares
Software companies can be funded in a variety of ways: venture capital, self-funding, and debt, among others. In order to receive financing, a company is evaluated on its ability to generate future cash flows. After all, a valuation is a number that summarizes the present value of future cash flows. Determining that valuation number is The post Capital Allocation with Blair Silverberg and Chris Olivares appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


GitHub Mobile with Brian Lovin and Ryan Nystrom
GitHub has been a social network for developers for many years. Most social networks are centered around mobile applications, but GitHub sits squarely in a developer’s browser-based desktop workflow. As a result, the design of a mobile app for GitHub is less straightforward. GitHub did acquire a popular mobile client called GitHawk, which was developed The post GitHub Mobile with Brian Lovin and Ryan Nystrom appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Multimesh with Luke Kysow
A service mesh provides routing, load balancing, policy management, and other features to a set of services that need to communicate with each other. The mesh can simplify operations across these different services by providing an interface to configure them.  There are lots of different vendors who offer service mesh technology: AWS has AppMesh, Google The post Multimesh with Luke Kysow appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Metaflow: Netflix Machine Learning Platform with Savin Goyal
Netflix runs all of its infrastructure on Amazon Web Services. This includes business logic, data infrastructure, and machine learning. By tightly coupling itself to AWS, Netflix has been able to move faster and have strong defaults about engineering decisions. And today, AWS has such an expanse of services that it can be used as a The post Metaflow: Netflix Machine Learning Platform with Savin Goyal appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Strapi: Headless CMS with Pierre Burgy
WordPress has been a dominant force in the world of online publishing for many years because of how battle-tested it is. WordPress is the definitive leader in CMS technology. But there have always been alternatives.  Drupal, Ghost, and other open source CMSes. More recently, there has been an emergence of the headless CMS, such as The post Strapi: Headless CMS with Pierre Burgy appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Chronosphere: Scalable Metrics Database with Rob Skillington
M3 is a scalable metrics database originally built to host Uber’s rapidly growing data storage from Prometheus. When Rob Skillington was at Uber, he helped design, implement, and deploy M3. Since leaving Uber, he has co-founded a company around a hosted version of M3 called Chronosphere. If you have access to a scalable metrics database, The post Chronosphere: Scalable Metrics Database with Rob Skillington appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Determined AI: Machine Learning Ops with Neil Conway
Developing machine learning models is not easy. From the perspective of the machine learning researcher, there is the iterative process of tuning hyperparameters and selecting relevant features. From the perspective of the operations engineer, there is a handoff from development to production, and the management of GPU clusters to parallelize model training. In the last The post Determined AI: Machine Learning Ops with Neil Conway appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


The Good Parts of AWS with Daniel Vassallo
AWS has over 150 different services. Databases, log management, edge computing, and lots of others. Instead of being overwhelmed by all of these products, an engineering team can simplify their workflow by focusing on a small subset of AWS services–the defaults. Daniel Vassalo is the author of The Good Parts of AWS. An excerpt from The post The Good Parts of AWS with Daniel Vassallo appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Pull Request Environments with Eric Silverman
The modern release workflow involves multiple stakeholders: engineers, management, designers, and product managers. It is a collaborative process that is often held together with brittle workflows. A developer deploys a new build to an ad hoc staging environment and pastes a link to that environment in Slack. Other stakeholders click on that link, then send The post Pull Request Environments with Eric Silverman appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Deepgram: End-to-End Speech Recognition with Scott Stephenson
Deepgram is an end-to-end deep learning platform for speech recognition. Unlike the general purpose APIs from Google or Amazon, Deepgram models are custom-trained for each customer. Whether the customer is a call center, a podcasting company, or a sales department, Deepgram can work with them to build something specific to their use case. Sound data The post Deepgram: End-to-End Speech Recognition with Scott Stephenson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


DynamoDB with Alex DeBrie
DynamoDB is a managed NoSQL database service from AWS. It is widely used as a transactional database to fulfill key-value and wide-column data models. In a previous show with Rick Houlihan, we explored how to build a data model and optimize the query patterns for a NoSQL database.  Today’s show is about DynamoDB specifically: partitioning, The post DynamoDB with Alex DeBrie appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Snowplow Analytics: Data Collection Platform with Alex Dean
As a user browses a webpage, that browser session generates events that need to be recorded, validated, enriched, and stored. This data is sometimes called customer data infrastructure, or CDI. This data requires a full stack of different tools: a system on the frontend to collect the data, middleware to transport the data, and backend The post Snowplow Analytics: Data Collection Platform with Alex Dean appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Postman: API Development with Abhinav Asthana
A software company manages and interacts with hundreds of APIs. These APIs require testing, performance analysis, authorization management, and release management. In a word, APIs require collaboration. Postman is a system for API collaboration. It allows users to test APIs with collections of requests, monitor the API responses, and visualize the query results. Users of The post Postman: API Development with Abhinav Asthana appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Cresta: Speech ML for Calls with Zayd Enam
At a customer service center, thousands of hours of audio are generated. This audio provides a wealth of information to transcribe and analyze. With the additional data of the most successful customer service representatives, machine learning models can be trained to identify which speech patterns are associated with a successful worker. By identifying these speaking The post Cresta: Speech ML for Calls with Zayd Enam appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

React Native Ecosystem with Nader Dabit (Summer Break Repeat)
Originally published July 6, 2017. We are taking a few weeks off. We’ll be back soon with new episodes. React Native allows developers to reuse components from one user interface on multiple platforms. React Native was introduced by Facebook to reduce the pain of teams who were rewriting their user interfaces for web, iOS, and The post React Native Ecosystem with Nader Dabit (Summer Break Repeat) appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Traces: Video Recognition with Veronica Yurchuk and Kostyantyn Shysh (Summer Break Repeat)
Originally published October 8, 2019. We are taking a few weeks off. We’ll be back soon with new episodes. Video surveillance impacts human lives every day.  On most days, we do not feel the impact of video surveillance. But the effects of video surveillance have tremendous potential. It can be used to solve crimes and The post Traces: Video Recognition with Veronica Yurchuk and Kostyantyn Shysh (Summer Break Repeat) appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Envoy Mobile with Matt Klein (Summer Break Repeat)
Originally published July 25, 2019. We are taking a few weeks off. We’ll be back soon with new episodes. Envoy is an open source edge and service proxy that was originally developed at Lyft.  Envoy is often deployed as a sidecar application that runs alongside a service and helps that service by providing features such The post Envoy Mobile with Matt Klein (Summer Break Repeat) appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Data Intensive Applications with Martin Kleppman (Summer Break Repeat)
Originally published May 2, 2017. We are taking a few weeks off. We’ll be back soon with new episodes. A new programmer learns to build applications using data structures like a queue, a cache, or a database. Modern cloud applications are built using more sophisticated tools like Redis, Kafka, or Amazon S3. These tools do The post Data Intensive Applications with Martin Kleppman (Summer Break Repeat) appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

freeCodeCamp with Quincy Larson (Summer Break Repeat)
Originally published December 20, 2019. We are taking a few weeks off. We’ll be back soon with new episodes. freeCodeCamp was started five years ago with the goal of providing free coding education to anyone on the Internet. freeCodeCamp has become the best place to begin learning how to write software. There are many other The post freeCodeCamp with Quincy Larson (Summer Break Repeat) appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Facebook Open Source with Tom Occhino (Summer Break Repeat)
Originally published April 14, 2017. We are taking a few weeks off. We’ll be back soon with new episodes. Facebook’s open source projects include React, GraphQL, and Cassandra. These projects are key pieces of infrastructure used by thousands of developers–including engineers at Facebook itself. These projects are able to gain traction because Facebook takes time The post Facebook Open Source with Tom Occhino (Summer Break Repeat) appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Redis with Alvin Richards (Summer Break Repeat)
Originally published October 24, 2019. We are taking a few weeks off. We’ll be back soon with new episodes. Redis is an in-memory database that persists to disk. Redis is commonly used as an object cache for web applications. Applications are composed of caches and databases. A cache typically stores the data in memory, and The post Redis with Alvin Richards (Summer Break Repeat) appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

HTTP with Julia Evans (Summer Break Repeat)
Originally published November 21, 2019. We are taking a few weeks off. We’ll be back soon with new episodes. HTTP is a protocol that allows browsers and web applications to communicate across the Internet. Everyone knows that HTTP is doing some important work, because “HTTP” is at the beginning of most URLs that you enter The post HTTP with Julia Evans (Summer Break Repeat) appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Stripe Machine Learning Infrastructure with Rob Story and Kelley Rivoire (Summer Break Repeat)
Originally published June 13, 2019. We are taking a few weeks off. We’ll be back soon with new episodes. Machine learning allows software to improve as that software consumes more data. Machine learning is a tool that every software engineer wants to be able to use. Because machine learning is so broadly applicable, software companies The post Stripe Machine Learning Infrastructure with Rob Story and Kelley Rivoire (Summer Break Repeat) appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Architects of Intelligence with Martin Ford (Summer Break Repeat)
Originally published January 31, 2019. We are taking a few weeks off. We’ll be back soon with new episodes. Artificial intelligence is reshaping every aspect of our lives, from transportation to agriculture to dating. Someday, we may even create a superintelligence–a computer system that is demonstrably smarter than humans. But there is widespread disagreement on The post Architects of Intelligence with Martin Ford (Summer Break Repeat) appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Cruise Simulation with Tom Boyd
Cruise is an autonomous car company with a development cycle that is highly dependent on testing its cars–both in the wild and in simulation. The testing cycle typically requires cars to drive around gathering data, and that data to subsequently be integrated into a simulated system called Matrix. With COVID-19, the ability to run tests The post Cruise Simulation with Tom Boyd appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Grafana with Torkel Ödegaard
Grafana is an open source visualization and monitoring tool that is used for creating dashboards and charting time series data. Grafana is used by thousands of companies to monitor their infrastructure. It is a popular component in monitoring stacks, and is often used together with Prometheus, ElasticSearch, MySQL, and other data sources. The engineering complexities The post Grafana with Torkel Ödegaard appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Apache Airflow with Maxime Beauchemin, Vikram Koka, and Ash Berlin-Taylor
Apache Airflow was released in 2015, introducing the first popular open source solution to data pipeline orchestration. Since that time, Airflow has been widely adopted for dependency-based data workflows. A developer might orchestrate a pipeline with hundreds of tasks, with dependencies between jobs in Spark, Hadoop, and Snowflake. Since Airflow’s creation, it has powered the The post Apache Airflow with Maxime Beauchemin, Vikram Koka, and Ash Berlin-Taylor appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Human in the Loop Data Analytics with Aditya Parameswaran
The life cycle of data management includes data cleaning, extraction, integration, analysis and exploration, and machine learning models. It would be great if all of this data management could be handled with automation, but unfortunately that is not an option. For most applications, data management requires a human in the loop. A human in the The post Human in the Loop Data Analytics with Aditya Parameswaran appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Tilt: Kubernetes Tooling with Dan Bentley
Kubernetes continues to mature as a platform for infrastructure management. At this point, many companies have well-developed workflows and deployment patterns for working with applications built on Kubernetes. The complexity of some of these deployments may be daunting, and when a new employee joins a company, that employee needs to get quickly onboarded with the The post Tilt: Kubernetes Tooling with Dan Bentley appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Uber’s Data Visualization Tools with Ib Green
Uber needs to visualize data on a range of different surfaces. A smartphone user sees cars moving around on a map as they wait for their ride to arrive. Data scientists and operations researchers within Uber study the renderings of traffic moving throughout a city. Data visualization is core to Uber, and the company has The post Uber’s Data Visualization Tools with Ib Green appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Prisma: Modern Database Tooling with Johannes Schickling
A frontend developer issuing a query to a backend server typically requires the developer to issue that query through an ORM or a raw database query. Prisma is an alternative to both of these data access patterns, allowing for easier database access through auto-generated, type-safe query building tailored to an existing database schema. By integrating The post Prisma: Modern Database Tooling with Johannes Schickling appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Tecton: Machine Learning Platform from Uber with Kevin Stumpf
Machine learning workflows have had a problem for a long time: taking a model from the prototyping step and putting it into production is not an easy task. A data scientist who is developing a model is often working with different tools, or a smaller data set, or different hardware than the environment which that The post Tecton: Machine Learning Platform from Uber with Kevin Stumpf appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

HoloClean: Data Quality Management with Theodoros Rekatsinas
Many data sources produce new data points at a very high rate. With so much data, the issue of data quality emerges. Low quality data can degrade the accuracy of machine learning models that are built around those data sources. Ideally, we would have completely clean data sources, but that’s not very realistic. One alternative The post HoloClean: Data Quality Management with Theodoros Rekatsinas appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Disaggregated Servers with Yiying Zhang
Server infrastructure traditionally consists of monolithic servers containing all of the necessary hardware to run a computer. These different hardware components are located next to each other, and do not need to communicate over a network boundary to connect the CPU and memory. LegoOS is a model for disaggregated, network-attached hardware. LegoOS disseminates the traditional The post Disaggregated Servers with Yiying Zhang appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Kubernetes vs. Serverless with Matt Ward
Kubernetes has become a highly usable platform for deploying and managing distributed systems.  The user experience for Kubernetes is great, but is still not as simple as a full-on serverless implementation–at least, that has been a long-held assumption. Why would you manage your own infrastructure, even if it is Kubernetes? Why not use autoscaling Lambda The post Kubernetes vs. Serverless with Matt Ward appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Distributed Systems Research with Peter Alvaro
Every software company is a distributed system, and distributed systems fail in unexpected ways.  This ever-present tendency for systems to fail has led to the rise of failure testing, otherwise known as chaos engineering. Chaos engineering involves the deliberate failure of subsystems within an overall system to ensure that the system itself can be resilient The post Distributed Systems Research with Peter Alvaro appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Brex Engineering with Cosmin Nicolaescu
Brex is a credit card company that provides credit to startups, mostly companies which have raised money. Brex processes millions of transactions, and uses the data from those transactions to assess creditworthiness, prevent fraud, and surface insights for the users of their cards. Brex is full of interesting engineering problems. The high volume of transactions The post Brex Engineering with Cosmin Nicolaescu appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Edge Machine Learning with Zach Shelby
Devices on the edge are becoming more useful with improvements in the machine learning ecosystem. TensorFlow Lite allows machine learning models to run on microcontrollers and other devices with only kilobytes of memory. Microcontrollers are very low-cost, tiny computational devices. They are cheap, and they are everywhere. The low-energy embedded systems community and the machine The post Edge Machine Learning with Zach Shelby appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Software Daily
For the last five months, we have been working on a new version of Software Daily, the platform we built to host and present our content.  We are creating a platform that integrates the podcast with a set of other features that make it easier to learn from the audio interviews.  Software Daily includes the The post Software Daily appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

RedwoodJS with Tom Preston-Werner
Over the last 5 years, web development has matured considerably. React has become a standard for frontend component development. GraphQL has seen massive growth in adoption as a data fetching middleware layer. The hosting platforms have expanded beyond AWS and Heroku, to newer environments like Netlify and Vercel. These changes are collectively known as the The post RedwoodJS with Tom Preston-Werner appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


ArcGIS: Geographic Information Software with Max Payson
Geospatial analytics tools are used to render visualizations for a vast array of applications. Data sources such as satellites and cellular data can gather location data, and that data can be superimposed over a map. A map-based visualization can allow the end user to make decisions based on what they see. ArcGIS is one of The post ArcGIS: Geographic Information Software with Max Payson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

RudderStack: Open Source Customer Data Infrastructure with Soumyadeb Mitra
Customer data infrastructure is a type of tool for saving analytics and information about your customers. The company that is best known in this category is Segment, a very popular API company. This customer data is used for making all kinds of decisions around product roadmap, pricing, and design. RudderStack is a company built around The post RudderStack: Open Source Customer Data Infrastructure with Soumyadeb Mitra appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Matterport 3-D Imaging with Japjit Tulsi
Matterport is a company that builds 3-D imaging for the inside of buildings, construction sites, and other locations that require a “digital twin.” Generating digital images of the insides of buildings has a broad spectrum of applications, and there are considerable engineering challenges in building such a system. Matterport’s hardware stack involves a camera built The post Matterport 3-D Imaging with Japjit Tulsi appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Frontend Performance with Anycart’s Rafael Sanches
There are many bad recipe web sites. Every time I navigate to a recipe website, it feels like my browser is filling up with spyware. The page loads slowly, everything seems broken, I can feel the 25 different JavaScript adtech tags interrupting each other. Whether I am searching for banana bread or a spaghetti sauce The post Frontend Performance with Anycart’s Rafael Sanches appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

AWS Virtualization with Anthony Liguori
Amazon’s virtual server instances have come a long way since the early days of EC2. There are now a wide variety of available configuration options for spinning up an EC2 instance, which can be chosen from based on the workload that will be scheduled onto a virtual machine. There are also Fargate containers and AWS The post AWS Virtualization with Anthony Liguori appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

International Consumer Credit Infrastructure with Brian Regan and Misha Esipov
A credit score is a rating that allows someone to qualify for a line of credit, which could be a loan such as a mortgage, or a credit card. We are assigned a credit score based on a credit history, which could be related to work history, rental payments, or loan repayments.  One problem with The post International Consumer Credit Infrastructure with Brian Regan and Misha Esipov appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Grapl: Graph-Based Detection and Response with Colin O’Brien
A large software company such as Dropbox is at a constant risk of security breaches. These security breaches can take the form of social engineering attacks, network breaches, and other malicious adversarial behavior. This behavior can be surfaced by analyzing collections of log data. Log-based threat response is not a new technique. But how should The post Grapl: Graph-Based Detection and Response with Colin O’Brien appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Static Analysis for Infrastructure with Guy Eisenkot
Infrastructure-as-code tools are used to define the architecture of software systems. Common infrastructure-as-code tools include Terraform and AWS CloudFormation.  When infrastructure is defined as code, we can use static analysis tools to analyze that code for configuration mistakes, just as we could analyze a programming language with traditional static analysis tools. When a developer writes The post Static Analysis for Infrastructure with Guy Eisenkot appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Social Distancing Data with Ryan Fox Squire
Social distancing has been imposed across the United States. We are running an experiment unlike anything before it in history, and it is likely to have a lasting impact on human behavior. By looking at location data of how people are moving around today, we can examine the real-world impacts of social distancing. SafeGraph is The post Social Distancing Data with Ryan Fox Squire appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Dropbox Engineering with Andrew Fong
Dropbox is a consumer storage product with petabytes of data. Dropbox was originally started on the cloud, backed by S3. Once there was a high enough volume of data, Dropbox created its own data centers, designing hardware for the express purpose of storing user files.  Over the last 13 years, Dropbox’s infrastructure has developed hardware, The post Dropbox Engineering with Andrew Fong appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Pravega: Storage for Streams with Flavio Junqueira
“Data stream” is a word that can be used in multiple ways. A stream can refer to data in motion or data at rest.  When a stream is data in motion, an endpoint is receiving new pieces of data on a continual basis. Each new data point is sent over the wire and captured by The post Pravega: Storage for Streams with Flavio Junqueira appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Advanced Redis with Alvin Richards
Redis is an in-memory object storage system that is commonly used as a cache for web applications. This core primitive of in-memory object storage has created a larger ecosystem encompassing a broad set of tools. Redis is also used for creating objects such as queues, streams, and probabilistic data structures. Machine learning systems also need The post Advanced Redis with Alvin Richards appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Multicloud MySQL with Jiten Vaidya and Anthony Yeh
For many applications, a transactional MySQL database is the source of truth. To make a MySQL database scale, some developers deploy their database using Vitess, a sharding system built on top of Kubernetes.  Jiten Vaidya and Anthony Yeh work at PlanetScale, a company that focuses on building and supporting MySQL databases sharded with Vitess. Their The post Multicloud MySQL with Jiten Vaidya and Anthony Yeh appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Isolation with Courtland Allen and Anurag Goel
We are all living in social isolation due to the quarantine from COVID-19. Isolation is changing our habits and our moods, ravaging the economy, and changing how we work. One positive change is that more people have been reconnecting with their friends and family over frequent calls and video chats. Isolation is not a normal The post Isolation with Courtland Allen and Anurag Goel appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Data Lakehouse with Michael Armbrust
A data warehouse is a system for performing fast queries on large amounts of data. A data lake is a system for storing high volumes of data in a format that is slow to access. A typical workflow for a data engineer is to pull data sets from this slow data lake storage into the The post Data Lakehouse with Michael Armbrust appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


JAMStack Content Management with Scott Gallant, Jordan Patterson, and Nolan Phillips
A content management system (CMS) defines how the content on a website is arranged and presented. The most widely used CMS is WordPress, the open source tool that is written in PHP. A large percentage of the web consists of WordPress sites, and WordPress has a huge ecosystem of plugins and templates. Despite the success The post JAMStack Content Management with Scott Gallant, Jordan Patterson, and Nolan Phillips appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Prefect Dataflow Scheduler with Jeremiah Lowin
A data workflow scheduler is a tool used for connecting multiple systems together in order to build pipelines for processing data. A data pipeline might include a Hadoop task for ETL, a Spark task for stream processing, and a TensorFlow task to train a machine learning model.  The workflow scheduler manages the tasks in that The post Prefect Dataflow Scheduler with Jeremiah Lowin appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

CockroachDB with Peter Mattis
A relational database often holds critical operational data for a company, including user names and financial information. Since this data is so important, a relational database must be architected to avoid data loss. Relational databases need to be a distributed system in order to provide the fault tolerance necessary for production use cases. If a The post CockroachDB with Peter Mattis appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Dask: Scalable Python with Matthew Rocklin
Python is the most widely used language for data science, and there are several libraries that are commonly used by Python data scientists including Numpy, Pandas, and scikit-learn. These libraries improve the user experience of a Python data scientist by giving them access to high level APIs. Data science is often performed over huge datasets, The post Dask: Scalable Python with Matthew Rocklin appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Rasa: Conversational AI with Tom Bocklisch
Chatbots became widely popular around 2016 with the growth of chat platforms like Slack and voice interfaces such as Amazon Alexa. As chatbots came into use, so did the infrastructure that enabled chatbots. NLP APIs and complete chatbot frameworks came out to make it easier for people to build chatbots. The first suite of chatbot The post Rasa: Conversational AI with Tom Bocklisch appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Cloudburst: Stateful Functions-as-a-Service with Vikram Sreekanti
Serverless computing is a way of designing applications that do not directly address or deploy application code to servers. Serverless applications are composed of stateless functions-as-a-service and stateful data storage systems such as Redis or DynamoDB.  Serverless applications allow for scaling up and down the entire architecture, because each component is naturally scalable. And this The post Cloudburst: Stateful Functions-as-a-Service with Vikram Sreekanti appeared first on Software Engineering Daily...


NGINX API Management with Kevin Jones
NGINX is a web server that can be used to manage the APIs across an organization. Managing these APIs involves deciding on the routing and load balancing across the servers which host them. If the traffic of a website suddenly spikes, the website needs to spin up new replica servers and update the API gateway The post NGINX API Management with Kevin Jones appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Frontend Monitoring with Matt Arbesfeld
Web development has historically had more work being done on the server than on the client. The observability tooling has reflected this emphasis on the backend. Monitoring tools for log management and backend metrics have existed for decades, helping developers debug their server infrastructure. Today, web frontends have more work to do. Detailed components in The post Frontend Monitoring with Matt Arbesfeld appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Frontend Monitoring with Matt Arbesfeld
Web development has historically had more work being done on the server than on the client. The observability tooling has reflected this emphasis on the backend. Monitoring tools for log management and backend metrics have existed for decades, helping developers debug their server infrastructure. Today, web frontends have more work to do. Detailed components in The post Frontend Monitoring with Matt Arbesfeld appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Zoom Vulnerabilities with Patrick Wardle
Zoom video chat has become an indispensable part of our lives. In a crowded market of video conferencing apps, Zoom managed to build a product that performs better than the competition, scaling with high quality to hundreds of meeting participants, and millions of concurrent users. Zoom’s rapid growth in user adoption came from its focus The post Zoom Vulnerabilities with Patrick Wardle appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Facebook OpenStreetMap Engineering with Saurav Mohapatra and Jacob Wasserman
Facebook applications use maps for showing users where to go. These maps can display businesses, roads, and event locations. Understanding the geographical world is also important for performing search queries that take into account a user’s location. For all of these different purposes, Facebook needs up-to-date, reliable mapping data. OpenStreetMap is an open system for The post Facebook OpenStreetMap Engineering with Saurav Mohapatra and Jacob Wasserman appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

NGINX Service Mesh with Alan Murphy
NGINX is a web server that is used as a load balancer, an API gateway, a reverse proxy, and other purposes. Core application servers such as Ruby on Rails are often supported by NGINX, which handles routing the user requests between the different application server instances.  This model of routing and load balancing between different The post NGINX Service Mesh with Alan Murphy appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Shopify React Native with Farhan Thawar
Shopify is a platform for selling products and building a business. It is a large e-commerce company with hundreds of engineers and several different mobile apps. Shopify’s engineering culture is willing to adopt new technologies aggressively, trying new tools that might provide significant leverage to the organization. React Native is one of those technologies. React The post Shopify React Native with Farhan Thawar appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Shopify React Native with Farhan Thawar
Shopify is a platform for selling products and building a business. It is a large e-commerce company with hundreds of engineers and several different mobile apps. Shopify’s engineering culture is willing to adopt new technologies aggressively, trying new tools that might provide significant leverage to the organization. React Native is one of those technologies. React The post Shopify React Native with Farhan Thawar appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Ceph Storage System with Sage Weil
Ceph is a storage system that can be used for provisioning object storage, block storage, and file storage. These storage primitives can be used as the underlying medium for databases, queueing systems, and bucket storage. Ceph is used in circumstances where the developer may not want to use public cloud resources like Amazon S3. As The post Ceph Storage System with Sage Weil appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Collaborative SQL with Rahil Sondhi
Data analysts need to collaborate with each other in the same way that software engineers do. They also need a high quality development environment.  These data analysts are not working with programming languages like Java and Python, so they are not using an IDE such as Eclipse. Data analysts predominantly use SQL, and the tooling The post Collaborative SQL with Rahil Sondhi appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Reserved Instances with Aran Khanna
When a developer spins up a virtual machine on AWS, that virtual machine could be purchased using one of several types of cost structures. These cost structures include on-demand instances, spot instances, and reserved instances. On-demand instances are often the most expensive, because the developer gets reliable VM infrastructure without committing to long-term pricing. Spot The post Reserved Instances with Aran Khanna appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Snorkel: Training Dataset Management with Braden Hancock
Machine learning models require the use of training data, and that data needs to be labeled. Today, we have high quality data infrastructure tools such as TensorFlow, but we don’t have large high quality data sets. For many applications, the state of the art is to manually label training examples and feed them into the The post Snorkel: Training Dataset Management with Braden Hancock appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Cadence: Uber’s Workflow Engine with Maxim Fateev
A workflow is an application that involves more than just a simple request/response communication. For example, consider a session of a user taking a ride in an Uber. The user initiates the ride, and the ride might last for an hour. At the end of the ride, the user is charged for the ride and The post Cadence: Uber’s Workflow Engine with Maxim Fateev appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

kSQLDB: Kafka Streaming Interface with Michael Drogalis
Kafka is a distributed stream processing system that is commonly used for storing large volumes of append-only event data. Kafka has been open source for almost a decade, and as the project has matured, it has been used for new kinds of applications.  Kafka’s pubsub interface for writing and reading topics is not ideal for The post kSQLDB: Kafka Streaming Interface with Michael Drogalis appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Godot Game Engine with Juan Linietsky
Building a game is not easy. The development team needs to figure out a unique design and gameplay mechanics that will attract players. There is a great deal of creative work that goes into making a game successful, and these games are often built with low budgets by people who are driven by the art The post Godot Game Engine with Juan Linietsky appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


V8 Lite with Ross McIlroy
V8 is the JavaScript engine that runs Chrome. Every popular website makes heavy use of JavaScript, and V8 manages the execution environment of that code. The code that processes in your browser can run faster or slower depending on how “hot” the codepath is. If a certain line of code is executed frequently, that code The post V8 Lite with Ross McIlroy appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Serverless Development with Jeremy Daly
Serverless tools have come a long way since the release of AWS Lambda in 2014. Serverless apps were originally architected around Lambda, with the functions-as-a-service being used to glue together larger pieces of functionality and API services. Today, many of the common AWS services such as API Gateway and DynamoDB have functionality built in to The post Serverless Development with Jeremy Daly appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Audio Data Engineering with Allison King
Cortico is a non-profit that builds audio tools to improve public dialogue. Allison King is an engineer at Cortico, and she joins the show to talk about the process of building audio applications.  One of these applications was a system for ingesting radio streams, transcribing the radio, and looking for duplicate information across the different The post Audio Data Engineering with Allison King appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Facebook Messenger Engineering with Mohsen Agsen
Facebook Messenger is a chat application that millions of people use every day to talk to each other. Over time, Messenger has grown to include group chats, video chats, animations, facial filters, stories, and many more features. Messenger is a tool for utility as well as for entertainment. Messenger is used both on mobile and The post Facebook Messenger Engineering with Mohsen Agsen appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Pika Dependency Management with Fred Schott
Modern web development involves a complicated toolchain for managing dependencies. One part of this toolchain is the bundler, a tool that puts all your code and dependencies together into static asset files. The most popular bundler is webpack, which was originally released in 2012, before browsers widely supported ES Modules. Today, every major browser supports The post Pika Dependency Management with Fred Schott appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Cloud Kitchen Platform with Ashley Colpaart
Food delivery apps have changed how the restaurant world operates. After seven years of mobile food delivery, the volume of food ordered through these apps has become so large that entire restaurants can be sustained solely through the order flow that comes in from the apps. This raises the question as to why you even The post Cloud Kitchen Platform with Ashley Colpaart appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Cloud Kitchen Platform with Ashley Colpaart
Food delivery apps have changed how the restaurant world operates. After seven years of mobile food delivery, the volume of food ordered through these apps has become so large that entire restaurants can be sustained solely through the order flow that comes in from the apps. This raises the question as to why you even The post Cloud Kitchen Platform with Ashley Colpaart appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Remote Team Management with Ryan Chartrand
Remote engineering work makes some elements of software development harder, and some elements easier. With Slack and email, communication becomes more clear cut. Project management tools lay out the responsibilities and deliverables of each person. GitHub centralizes and defines the roles of developers. On the other hand, remote work subtracts the role of nuanced conversation. The post Remote Team Management with Ryan Chartrand appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Sorbet: Typed Ruby with Dmitry Petrashko
Programming languages are dynamically typed or statically typed. In a dynamically typed language, the programmer does not need to declare if a variable is an integer, string, or other type. In a statically typed language, the developer must declare the type of the variable upfront, so that the compiler can take advantage of that information. The post Sorbet: Typed Ruby with Dmitry Petrashko appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Datomic Architecture with Marshall Thompson
Datomic is a database system based on an append-only record keeping system. Datomic users can query the complete history of the database, and Datomic has ACID transactional support. The data within Datomic is stored in an underlying database system such as Cassandra or Postgres. The database is written in Clojure, and was co-authored by the The post Datomic Architecture with Marshall Thompson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Datomic Architecture with Marshall Thompson
Datomic is a database system based on an append-only record keeping system. Datomic users can query the complete history of the database, and Datomic has ACID transactional support. The data within Datomic is stored in an underlying database system such as Cassandra or Postgres. The database is written in Clojure, and was co-authored by the The post Datomic Architecture with Marshall Thompson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Google Cloud Networking with Lakshmi Sharma
A large cloud provider has high volumes of network traffic moving through data centers throughout the world. These providers manage the infrastructure for thousands of companies, across racks and racks of multitenant servers, and cables that stretch underseas, connecting network packets with their destination. Google Cloud Platform has grown steadily into a wide range of The post Google Cloud Networking with Lakshmi Sharma appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


ClickUp Engineering with Zeb Evans and Alex Yurkowski
Over the last fifteen years, there has been a massive increase in the number of new software tools. This is true at the infrastructure layer: there are more databases, more cloud providers, and more open-source projects. And it’s also true at a higher level: there are more APIs, project management systems, and productivity tools. ClickUp The post ClickUp Engineering with Zeb Evans and Alex Yurkowski appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Pulumi: Infrastructure as Code with Joe Duffy
Infrastructure-as-code allows developers to use programming languages to define the architecture of their software deployments, including servers, load balancers, and databases.  There have been several generations of infrastructure-as-code tools. Systems such as Chef, Puppet, Salt, and Ansible provided a domain-specific imperative scripting language that became popular along with the early growth of Amazon Web Services. The post Pulumi: Infrastructure as Code with Joe Duffy appeared first on Software Engin...

Infrastructure Investing with Vivek Saraswat
Software investing requires a deep understanding of the market, and an ability to predict what changes might occur in the near future. At the level of core infrastructure, software investing is particularly difficult. Databases, virtualization, and large scale data processing tools are all complicated, highly competitive areas. As the software world has matured, it has The post Infrastructure Investing with Vivek Saraswat appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Sisu Data with Peter Bailis
A high volume of data can contain a high volume of useful information. That fact is well understood by the software world. Unfortunately, it is not a simple process to surface useful information from this high volume of data. A human analyst needs to understand the business, formulate a question, and determine what metrics could The post Sisu Data with Peter Bailis appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Location Data with Ryan Fox Squire
Physical places have a large amount of latent data. Pick any location on a map, and think about all of the questions you could ask about that location. What businesses are at that location? How many cars pass through it? What is the soil composition? How much is the land on that location worth? The The post Location Data with Ryan Fox Squire appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Location Data with Ryan Fox Squire
Physical places have a large amount of latent data. Pick any location on a map, and think about all of the questions you could ask about that location. What businesses are at that location? How many cars pass through it? What is the soil composition? How much is the land on that location worth? The The post Location Data with Ryan Fox Squire appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Descript with Andrew Mason
Descript is a software product for editing podcasts and video. Descript is a deceptively powerful tool, and its software architecture includes novel usage of transcription APIs, text-to-speech, speech-to-text, and other domain-specific machine learning applications. Some of the most popular podcasts and YouTube channels use Descript as their editing tool because it provides a set of The post Descript with Andrew Mason appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Descript with Andrew Mason
Descript is a software product for editing podcasts and video. Descript is a deceptively powerful tool, and its software architecture includes novel usage of transcription APIs, text-to-speech, speech-to-text, and other domain-specific machine learning applications. Some of the most popular podcasts and YouTube channels use Descript as their editing tool because it provides a set of The post Descript with Andrew Mason appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Flyte: Lyft Data Processing Platform with Allyson Gale and Ketan Umare
Lyft is a ridesharing company that generates a high volume of data every day.  This data includes ride history, pricing information, mapping, routing, and financial transactions. The data is stored across a variety of different databases, data lakes, and queueing systems, and is processed at scale in order to generate machine learning models, reports, and The post Flyte: Lyft Data Processing Platform with Allyson Gale and Ketan Umare appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Cloud Investing with Danel Dayan
Cloud computing caused a fundamental economic shift in how software is built. Before the cloud, businesses needed to buy physical servers in order to operate. There was an up-front cost that often amounted to tens of thousands of dollars required to pay for these servers.  Cloud computing changed the up-front capital expense to an ongoing The post Cloud Investing with Danel Dayan appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Cloud Investing with Danel Dayan
Cloud computing caused a fundamental economic shift in how software is built. Before the cloud, businesses needed to buy physical servers in order to operate. There was an up-front cost that often amounted to tens of thousands of dollars required to pay for these servers.  Cloud computing changed the up-front capital expense to an ongoing The post Cloud Investing with Danel Dayan appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

OneGraph: GraphQL Tooling with Sean Grove
GraphQL is a system that allows frontend engineers to make requests across multiple data sources using a simple query format. In GraphQL, a frontend developer does not have to worry about the request logic for individual backend services. The frontend developer only needs to know how to issue GraphQL requests from the client, and these The post OneGraph: GraphQL Tooling with Sean Grove appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


DBT: Data Build Tool with Tristan Handy
A data warehouse serves the purpose of providing low latency queries for high volumes of data. A data warehouse is often part of a data pipeline, which moves data through different areas of infrastructure in order to build applications such as machine learning models, dashboards, and reports. Modern data pipelines are often associated with the The post DBT: Data Build Tool with Tristan Handy appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

React Best Practices with Kent Dodds
ReactJS developers have lots of options for building their applications, and those options are not easy to work through. State management, concurrency, networking, and testing all have elements of complexity and a wide range of available tools. Take a look at any specific area of JavaScript application development, and you can find highly varied opinions. The post React Best Practices with Kent Dodds appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

React Stack with Tejas Kumar
JavaScript fatigue. This phrase has been used to describe the confusion and exhaustion around the volume of different tools required to be productive as a JavaScript developer. Frameworks, package managers, typing systems, state management, GraphQL, and deployment systems–there are so many decisions to make. In addition to the present-day tooling choices, a JavaScript developer needs The post React Stack with Tejas Kumar appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


JavaScript Deployments with Brian LeRoux
Full-stack JavaScript applications have been possible since the creation of NodeJS in 2009. Since then, the best practices for building and deploying these applications have steadily evolved with the technology.  ReactJS created consolidation around the view layer. The emergence of AWS Lambda created a new paradigm for backend execution. Serverless tools such as DynamoDB offer The post JavaScript Deployments with Brian LeRoux appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

React Fundamentals with Ryan Florence
ReactJS began to standardize frontend web development around 2015. The core ideas around one-way data binding, JSX, and components caused many developers to embrace React with open arms. There has been a large number of educators that have emerged to help train developers wanting to learn React. A new developer learning React has numerous questions The post React Fundamentals with Ryan Florence appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

NextJS with Guillermo Rauch
When ReactJS became popular, frontend web development became easier. But React is just a view layer. Developers who came to React expecting a full web development framework like Ruby on Rails or Django were required to put together a set of tools to satisfy that purpose. A full-stack JavaScript framework has numerous requirements. How does The post NextJS with Guillermo Rauch appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


NextJS with Guillermo Rauch
When ReactJS became popular, frontend web development became easier. But React is just a view layer. Developers who came to React expecting a full web development framework like Ruby on Rails or Django were required to put together a set of tools to satisfy that purpose. A full-stack JavaScript framework has numerous requirements. How does The post NextJS with Guillermo Rauch appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Makerpad: Low Code Tools with Ben Tossell
Low code tools can be used to build an increasing number of applications. Knowledge workers within a large corporation can use low code tools to augment their usage of spreadsheets. Entrepreneurs can use low code tools to start businesses even without knowing how to code. Modern low code tools have benefited from steady improvements in The post Makerpad: Low Code Tools with Ben Tossell appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Slack Frontend Architecture with Anuj Nair
Slack is a messaging application with millions of users. The desktop application is an Electron app, which is effectively a web browser dedicated to running Slack. This frontend is built with ReactJS and other JavaScript code, and the application is incredibly smooth and reliable, despite its complexity. When a user boots up Slack, the application The post Slack Frontend Architecture with Anuj Nair appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Slack Frontend Architecture with Anuj Nair
Slack is a messaging application with millions of users. The desktop application is an Electron app, which is effectively a web browser dedicated to running Slack. This frontend is built with ReactJS and other JavaScript code, and the application is incredibly smooth and reliable, despite its complexity. When a user boots up Slack, the application The post Slack Frontend Architecture with Anuj Nair appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Makerpad: Low Code Tools with Ben Tossell
Low code tools can be used to build an increasing number of applications. Knowledge workers within a large corporation can use low code tools to augment their usage of spreadsheets. Entrepreneurs can use low code tools to start businesses even without knowing how to code. Modern low code tools have benefited from steady improvements in The post Makerpad: Low Code Tools with Ben Tossell appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Parabola: No-Code Data Workflows with Alex Yaseen
Every company has a large number of routine data workflows. These data workflows involve spreadsheets, CSV files, and tedious manual work to be done by a knowledge worker.  For example, data might need to be taken from Salesforce, filtered for new customers, and piped into Mailchimp. Or perhaps you need to sort all your customers The post Parabola: No-Code Data Workflows with Alex Yaseen appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Decentralized Finance with Tom Schmidt
Cryptocurrencies today serve two purposes: store of value and speculation.  The application infrastructure that has been built around cryptocurrency is mostly to support these use cases. At some point in the future, perhaps cryptocurrencies can be used as a global medium of exchange that is accepted at the grocery store. Perhaps we will use the The post Decentralized Finance with Tom Schmidt appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Infrastructure Management with Joey Parsons
At Airbnb, infrastructure management is standardized across the organization. Platform engineering teams build tools that allow the other teams throughout the organization to work more effectively. A platform engineering team handles problems such as continuous integration, observability, and service discovery. Other teams throughout a company use the tools that a platform engineering team builds. For The post Infrastructure Management with Joey Parsons appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Courier with Troy Goode
A gig economy application generates lots of notifications.  There is SMS, mobile phone updates, emails, and native application updates. If you order a ride from Uber, you might receive a text message and a push notification at the same time. If an app overloads the user with notifications, the user might end up annoyed and The post Courier with Troy Goode appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Courier with Troy Goode
A gig economy application generates lots of notifications.  There is SMS, mobile phone updates, emails, and native application updates. If you order a ride from Uber, you might receive a text message and a push notification at the same time. If an app overloads the user with notifications, the user might end up annoyed and The post Courier with Troy Goode appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Data Infrastructure Investing with Eric Anderson
In a modern data platform, distributed streaming systems are used to read data coming off of an application in real-time. There are a wide variety of streaming systems, including Kafka Streams, Apache Samza, Apache Flink, Spark Streaming, and more.  When Eric Anderson joined the show back in 2016, he was working at Google on Google The post Data Infrastructure Investing with Eric Anderson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Data Infrastructure Investing with Eric Anderson
In a modern data platform, distributed streaming systems are used to read data coming off of an application in real-time. There are a wide variety of streaming systems, including Kafka Streams, Apache Samza, Apache Flink, Spark Streaming, and more.  When Eric Anderson joined the show back in 2016, he was working at Google on Google The post Data Infrastructure Investing with Eric Anderson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Materialize: Streaming SQL on Timely Data with Arjun Narayan and Frank McSherry
Distributed stream processing frameworks are used to rapidly ingest and aggregate large volumes of incoming data. These frameworks often require the application developer to write imperative logic describing how that data should be processed.  For example, a high volume of clickstream data that is getting buffered to Kafka needs to have a stream processing system The post Materialize: Streaming SQL on Timely Data with Arjun Narayan and Frank McSherry appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Go Networking with Sneha Inguva
A cloud provider gives developers access to virtualized server infrastructure. When a developer rents this infrastructure via an API call, a virtual server is instantiated on physical machines. That virtual server needs to be made addressable through the allocation of an IP address to make it reachable from the open Internet. When the virtual server The post Go Networking with Sneha Inguva appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Great Expectations: Data Pipeline Testing with Abe Gong
A data pipeline is a series of steps that takes large data sets and creates usable results from them. At the beginning of a data pipeline, a data set might be pulled from a database, a distributed file system, or a Kafka topic. Throughout a data pipeline, different data sets are joined, filtered, and statistically The post Great Expectations: Data Pipeline Testing with Abe Gong appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Data Warehouse ETL with Matthew Scullion
A data warehouse provides low latency access to large volumes of data.  A data warehouse is a crucial piece of infrastructure for a large company, because it can be used to answer complex questions involving a large number of data points. But a data warehouse usually cannot hold all of a company’s data at any The post Data Warehouse ETL with Matthew Scullion appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Anyscale with Ion Stoica
Machine learning applications are widely deployed across the software industry.  Most of these applications used supervised learning, a process in which labeled data sets are used to find correlations between the labels and the trends in that underlying data. But supervised learning is only one application of machine learning. Another broad set of machine learning The post Anyscale with Ion Stoica appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Flink and BEAM Stream Processing with Maximilian Michels
Distributed stream processing systems are used to read large volumes of data and perform operations across those data streams.  These stream processing systems often build off of the MapReduce algorithm for collecting and aggregating large volumes of data, but instead of processing a calculation over a single large batch of data, they process data on The post Flink and BEAM Stream Processing with Maximilian Michels appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Druid Analytics with Jad Naous
Large companies generate large volumes of data. This data gets dumped into a data lake for long-term storage, then pulled into memory for processing and analysis. Once it is in memory, it is often read into a dashboard, which presents a human with a visualization of the data.  The end-user who is consuming this data The post Druid Analytics with Jad Naous appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

The Data Exchange with Ben Lorica
Data infrastructure has been transformed over the last fifteen years.  The open source Hadoop project led to the creation of multiple companies based around commercializing the MapReduce algorithm and Hadoop distributed file system. Cheap cloud storage popularized the usage of data lakes. Cheap cloud servers led to wide experimentation for data tools. Apache Spark emerged The post The Data Exchange with Ben Lorica appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Presto with Justin Borgman
A data platform contains all of the data that a company has accumulated over the years. Across a data platform, there is a multitude of data sources: databases, a data lake, data warehouses, a distributed queue like Kafka, and external data sources like Salesforce and Zendesk. A user of the data platform often has a The post Presto with Justin Borgman appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Nubank Data Engineering with Sujith Nair
Nubank is a popular bank that is based in Brazil. Nubank has more than 20 million customers, and has accumulated a high volume of data over the six years since it was started. Mobile computing and cloud computing have given rise to “challenger banks” that operate more like software companies. When a software company reaches The post Nubank Data Engineering with Sujith Nair appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Changelog Podcasting with Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo
The Changelog is a podcast about the world of open source. As open source has become closely tied with the entire software development lifecycle, The Changelog has expanded its coverage to the broader software industry. Since starting the podcast ten years ago, Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo have become full-time podcasters, and they have started The post Changelog Podcasting with Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Rive: Animation Tooling with Guido and Luigi Rosso
Animations can be used to create games, app tutorials, and user interface components. Animations can be seen in messaging apps, where animated reactions can convey rich feelings over a text interface. Loading screens can become less boring through animation, and voice assistant products can feel more alive through animation. But we still don’t see much The post Rive: Animation Tooling with Guido and Luigi Rosso appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


John Deere: Farm Software with Ryan Bergman
Robotics has changed modern agriculture. Autonomous systems are powering the tractors, cotton pickers, and corn cutters that yield plants at industrial scale. John Deere is a company that has been making farm equipment for 183 years. Over that period, the planting and harvesting process has become increasingly mechanized, and John Deere has been at the The post John Deere: Farm Software with Ryan Bergman appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Venture Stories with Erik Torenberg
Venture capital investing requires an understanding of market dynamics, technology, and finance.  There is also an element of human nature. Consumer trends can make or break the viability of a new product. And early stage venture investing is always a bet on a small team or individual founder. Early stage investments are usually into companies The post Venture Stories with Erik Torenberg appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Alpaca: Stock Trading API with Yoshi Yokokawa
Stock trading takes place across a variety of software platforms. Etrade and Schwab have allowed individual traders to buy securities for decades. Robinhood built a business around a similar model, but also removed the commission. Wealthfront and Betterment provide “roboadvisor” services that abstract away the underlying securities and focus on managing a risk profile. Each The post Alpaca: Stock Trading API with Yoshi Yokokawa appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Cloud Log Analysis with Jack Naglieri
Large software companies have lots of users, and the activity from those users results in high volumes of traffic. These companies also have a large surface area across the enterprise.  There are hundreds of services and databases that are fulfilling user requests. As these requests enter the infrastructure of the enterprise, the requests travel through The post Cloud Log Analysis with Jack Naglieri appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Replicated Software Delivery with Grant Miller and Marc Campbell
Distributed systems are required to run most modern enterprise software. Application services need multiple instances for scalability and failover. Large databases are sharded onto multiple nodes. Logging services, streaming frameworks, and continuous integration tools all require the orchestration of more than one server. Deploying a distributed system has historically been difficult because the nodes of The post Replicated Software Delivery with Grant Miller and Marc Campbell appeared first on Software En...

Mattermost with Ian Tien
Chat systems have been a part of software development for decades. Older systems like Pidgin and Yammer were surpassed by newer systems like HipChat. And when Slack was created, it quickly became a part of most software companies. But Slack does not fulfill the needs of every company. Mattermost is an open-source chat system. Mattermost The post Mattermost with Ian Tien appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


GitLab Strategy with Sid Sibrandij
The word “DevOps” has a different definition depending on who you ask.  For some people, it is about the process of managing and releasing code. It can involve container management and server orchestration. It can involve infrastructure-as-code, and safer configuration management. In addition to a set of technologies, DevOps can be seen as a management The post GitLab Strategy with Sid Sibrandij appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Lyft Kubernetes with Vicki Cheung
The ridesharing infrastructure of Lyft has a high volume of traffic that is mostly handled by servers on AWS. When Vicki Cheung joined Lyft in 2018, the company was managing containers with an internally built container scheduler. One of her primary goals at the company was to move Lyft to Kubernetes. In today’s episode, Vicki The post Lyft Kubernetes with Vicki Cheung appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

DFINITY: The Internet Computer with Dominic Williams
If the Internet was reimagined with the software and hardware infrastructure we have today, what would it look like? That is the question that DFINITY is working on answering. DFINITY’s goal is to build a decentralized, secure Internet computer. DFINITY takes concepts from the cryptocurrency world, but it is focused on computation, not financial products. The post DFINITY: The Internet Computer with Dominic Williams appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Webflow Engineering with Bryant Chou
Webflow is a visual programming tool used by designers, developers, and other technical users. Webflow is a leader in the “low code” or “no code” category of software tools that has become prominent in the last few years.  Webflow has been years in the making. In a previous show with Webflow CEO Vlad Magdalin, he The post Webflow Engineering with Bryant Chou appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Software Media with Tim O’Reilly
Software has changed the way the world functions. The rapid pace of change has made it difficult to know how to navigate the new world. Knowledge workers who want to keep advancing in their careers develop a strategy of continuous learning in order to adapt to these changes. O’Reilly Media has existed for almost 40 The post Software Media with Tim O’Reilly appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Apollo GraphQL with Geoff Schmidt
GraphQL has become a core piece of infrastructure for many software applications. GraphQL is used to make requests that are structured as GraphQL queries and responded to through a GraphQL server. The GraphQL server processes the query and fetches the response from the necessary databases, APIs, and backend services. Around 2016, when GraphQL was becoming The post Apollo GraphQL with Geoff Schmidt appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


JS Party with Kevin Ball
The JavaScript ecosystem stretches across frontend, backend, and middleware. There are newer tools such as GraphQL, Gatsby, and WebAssembly. There are frameworks like React, Vue, and Angular. There is complex data handling with streams, caches, and TensorFlow.js. JavaScript is unlike any other ecosystem, because a single language can be used to construct every part of The post JS Party with Kevin Ball appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Packet: Baremetal Infrastructure with Zachary Smith and Nathan Goulding
Cloud infrastructure is usually consumed in the form of virtual machines or containers. These VMs or containers are running on a physical host machine that is also running other VMs and containers. This is called multitenancy. Servers across cloud providers such as AWS have a high utilization because there are multiple virtual instances running on The post Packet: Baremetal Infrastructure with Zachary Smith and Nathan Goulding appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Edge Computing Platform with Jaromir Coufal
Edge computing is the usage of servers that are geographically close to the client device. The first common use case for edge computing was CDNs: content-delivery networks. A content delivery network placed media files such as images and videos on multiple servers throughout the world. These are big files, and they take lots of bandwidth The post Edge Computing Platform with Jaromir Coufal appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Data Infrastructure Go-To-Market with Sean Knapp
Every large company generates large amounts of data. Data engineering is the process of storing, transforming, and leveraging that data. Data infrastructure companies provide tools and platforms for performing data engineering. The last fifteen years has seen a rise in modern data management companies built in a time of decreasing storage costs, an increased volume The post Data Infrastructure Go-To-Market with Sean Knapp appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Slack Data Platform with Josh Wills
Slack is a messaging platform for organizations. Since its creation in 2013, Slack has quickly become a core piece of technology used by a wide variety of technology companies, groups, and small teams.  The messages that are sent on Slack are generated at a very high volume, and are extremely sensitive. These messages must be The post Slack Data Platform with Josh Wills appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

NoSQL Optimization with Rick Houlihan
NoSQL databases provide an interface for storing and accessing data that allows the user to work with data in an “unstructured” fashion. SQL databases require the data in the database to be “normalized,” meaning that each object in the entire database has an entry (or a null value) for each field. One advantage of NoSQL The post NoSQL Optimization with Rick Houlihan appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Amazon EC2 with Dave Brown
Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) is a virtualized server product that provides the user with scalable compute infrastructure. EC2 was created in 2006 as one of the first three AWS services along with S3 and Simple Queueing Service. Since then, EC2 has provided the core server infrastructure for many of the companies that have been The post Amazon EC2 with Dave Brown appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Amazon Kubernetes with Abby Fuller
Amazon’s container offerings include ECS (Elastic Container Service), EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service), and Fargate. Through these different offerings, Amazon provides a variety of ways that a user can manage Kubernetes clusters and standalone container instances. The choice of which containerization system to choose depends on the needs of the user, and the tradeoffs they want The post Amazon Kubernetes with Abby Fuller appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Kubernetes Progress with Kelsey Hightower
When the Kubernetes project was started, Amazon Web Services was the dominant cloud provider. Most of the code that runs AWS is closed source, which prevents an open ecosystem from developing around AWS. Developers who deploy their application onto AWS are opting into a closed, controlled ecosystem, which has both costs and benefits. The software The post Kubernetes Progress with Kelsey Hightower appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


freeCodeCamp with Quincy Larson
freeCodeCamp was started five years ago with the goal of providing free coding education to anyone on the Internet. freeCodeCamp has become the best place to begin learning how to write software. There are many other places that a software engineer should visit on their educational journey, but freeCodeCamp is the best place to start, The post freeCodeCamp with Quincy Larson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

No Code with Shawn Wang
The software category known as “no-code” describes a set of tools that can be used to build software without writing large amounts of code in a programming language. No-code tools use visual interfaces such as spreadsheets and web based drag-and-drop systems. In previous shows, we have covered some of the prominent no-code products such as The post No Code with Shawn Wang appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Roblox Engineering with Claus Moberg
Roblox is a gaming platform with a large ecosystem of players, creators, game designers, and entrepreneurs. The world of Roblox is a three-dimensional environment where characters and objects interact through a physics engine. Roblox is multiplayer, and users can interact with each other over the Internet. Roblox is not one single game—it is a system The post Roblox Engineering with Claus Moberg appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Kubernetes at Cruise with Karl Isenberg
Cruise is a company that is building a fully automated self-driving car service. The infrastructure of a self-driving car platform presents a large number of new engineering problems. Self-driving cars collect vast quantities of data as they are driving around the city. This data needs to be transferred from the cars onto cloud servers. The The post Kubernetes at Cruise with Karl Isenberg appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Snyk: Open Source Security with Guy Podjarny
The software supply chain includes cloud infrastructure, on-prem proprietary solutions, APIs, programming languages, networking products, and open source software.  Each of these software categories has its own security vulnerabilities, and each category has tools that can help protect a company from attackers that are trying to exploit known vulnerabilities. As open source software has grown The post Snyk: Open Source Security with Guy Podjarny appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

GitLab Engineering with Marin Jankovski
GitLab is a company that builds an open source platform for managing git repositories. GitLab was started in 2012, and has grown to have a large enterprise business with additional products such as continuous integration and security tooling. GitLab is also known for being a large, entirely remote workforce. GitLab does not have any offices, The post GitLab Engineering with Marin Jankovski appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Basic Income with Floyd Marinescu
Automation has the potential to eliminate rote jobs such as call center workers and truck drivers. The downstream effects of automation also leads to new jobs, such as data labeling and robot operations. The net effect of modern automation technology is unclear, but it is likely to cause some disruption in the job market. Universal The post Basic Income with Floyd Marinescu appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Continuous Intelligence with Kalyan Ramanathan
Logging provides raw data that can be abstracted into higher level information. Logs are generated at every layer of infrastructure: physical host, virtual machine, container, pod, and Kubernetes cluster. Logs are generated by network proxies, edge servers, and API requests. There is far too much logging information to be read by humans.  Log messages need The post Continuous Intelligence with Kalyan Ramanathan appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Remote Work with Philip Thomas
Offices have historically been the place where most knowledge work takes place. An office is a central meeting point for everyone in an organization. Offices allow for high bandwidth, in-person communication. Employees have access to shared resources, such as food, tables, and quiet working space. Offices provide a means of encouraging a common culture within The post Remote Work with Philip Thomas appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Practical AI with Chris Benson
Machine learning algorithms have existed for decades. But in the last ten years, several advancements in software and hardware have caused dramatic growth in the viability of applications based on machine learning. Smartphones generate large quantities of data about how humans move through the world. Software-as-a-service companies generate data about how these humans interact with The post Practical AI with Chris Benson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Linkerd Market Strategy with William Morgan
The container orchestration wars ended in 2016 with Kubernetes being the most popular open source tool for deploying and managing infrastructure. Since that time, most large enterprises have been implementing a “platform strategy” based around Kubernetes. A platform strategy is a plan for creating a consistent experience for software engineers working throughout an enterprise. At The post Linkerd Market Strategy with William Morgan appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Istio Market Strategy with Zack Butcher
Kubernetes has created a widespread system for deploying and managing infrastructure. As Kubernetes has been increasingly adopted, companies are thinking about how to leverage that common layer of infrastructure. With the common infrastructure abstraction of Kubernetes, it becomes easier to adopt other abstractions that are uniform across the entire company.  This has created a market The post Istio Market Strategy with Zack Butcher appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Heroku Infrastructure with Mark Turner
A cloud provider gives a developer low-cost compute infrastructure on-demand.  Cloud providers can be divided up into two categories: Layer 1 cloud providers and Layer 2 cloud providers. A Layer 1 cloud provider such as Amazon Web Services owns server hardware and sells compute infrastructure as a commodity. A Layer 2 cloud provider purchases compute The post Heroku Infrastructure with Mark Turner appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Java 13 with Georges Saab
Java has been popular since the 90s, when it started to be used as a programming language for enterprises.  Today, Java is still widely deployed, but the infrastructure environment is dramatically different. Java is often deployed to containers in the cloud. If those containers can share resources, then those containers can share the same underlying The post Java 13 with Georges Saab appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Distributed SQL with Karthik Ranganathan and Sid Choudhury
Relational databases provide durable transactional systems for storing data. The relational model has existed for decades, but the requirements for a relational database have changed. Modern applications have requirements for high volumes of data that do not fit onto a single machine. When a database gets too big to fit on a single machine, that The post Distributed SQL with Karthik Ranganathan and Sid Choudhury appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Distributed SQL with Karthik Ranganathan and Sidharth Choudhury
Relational databases provide durable transactional systems for storing data. The relational model has existed for decades, but the requirements for a relational database have changed. Modern applications have requirements for high volumes of data that do not fit onto a single machine. When a database gets too big to fit on a single machine, that The post Distributed SQL with Karthik Ranganathan and Sidharth Choudhury appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Economics of Software with Russ Roberts Holiday Repeat
Originally published July 14, 2016 EconTalk is a weekly economics podcast that has been going for a decade. On EconTalk, Russ Roberts brings on writers, intellectuals, and entrepreneurs for engaging conversations about the world as seen through the lens of economics. Russ Roberts is today’s guest, and it is a treat because I have been The post Economics of Software with Russ Roberts Holiday Repeat appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Uber’s Data Platform with Zhenxiao Luo Holiday Repeat
Originally published May 24, 2018 When a user takes a ride on Uber, the app on the user’s phone is communicating with Uber’s backend infrastructure, which is writing to a database that maintains the state of that user’s activity. This database is known as a transactional database or “OLTP” (online transaction processing). Every active user The post Uber’s Data Platform with Zhenxiao Luo Holiday Repeat appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Kong API Platform with Marco Palladino Holiday Repeat
Originally published January 4, 2019 When a user makes a request to product like The New York Times, that request hits an API gateway. An API gateway is the entry point for an external request. An API gateway serves several purposes: authentication, security, routing, load balancing, and logging. API gateways have grown in popularity as The post Kong API Platform with Marco Palladino Holiday Repeat appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Kong API Platform with Marco Palladino Holiday Repeat
Originally published January 4, 2019 When a user makes a request to product like The New York Times, that request hits an API gateway. An API gateway is the entry point for an external request. An API gateway serves several purposes: authentication, security, routing, load balancing, and logging. API gateways have grown in popularity as The post Kong API Platform with Marco Palladino Holiday Repeat appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Future of Computing with John Hennessy Holiday Repeat
Originally published June 7, 2018 Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years. Moore’s Law is less like a “law” and more like an observation or a prediction. Moore’s Law is ending. We can no longer fit an increasing amount of transistors in the same The post Future of Computing with John Hennessy Holiday Repeat appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Future of Computing with John Hennessy Holiday Repeat
Originally published June 7, 2018 Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years. Moore’s Law is less like a “law” and more like an observation or a prediction. Moore’s Law is ending. We can no longer fit an increasing amount of transistors in the same The post Future of Computing with John Hennessy Holiday Repeat appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Indie Hackers with Courtland Allen Holiday Repeat
Originally published November 4, 2016 Indie Hackers is a website that profiles independent developers who have made profitable software projects, usually without raising any money. These projects make anywhere from a few hundred dollars a month to more than $100,000 as in the case with park.io, one of the services profiled by Indie Hackers. Courtland The post Indie Hackers with Courtland Allen Holiday Repeat appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Cloud Dependencies with Mya Pitzeruse
New software abstractions always take advantage of the abstractions that have been built before. Software libraries allow us to import code that sits on the same host as a new program. Open source software let us copy and paste existing code, or clone entire repositories. Cloud providers offer hosted tools and APIs that we can The post Cloud Dependencies with Mya Pitzeruse appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Cloud Dependencies with Mya Pitzeruse
New software abstractions always take advantage of the abstractions that have been built before. Software libraries allow us to import code that sits on the same host as a new program. Open source software let us copy and paste existing code, or clone entire repositories. Cloud providers offer hosted tools and APIs that we can The post Cloud Dependencies with Mya Pitzeruse appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Web Application Testing with Gabriel-James Safar
Web applications are used on a wide variety of platforms.  On each of these platforms the web app needs to load properly and allow the user to navigate the website and interact with all of the user flows, such as sign-up, login, and the various read and write operations that make up the functionality of The post Web Application Testing with Gabriel-James Safar appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Web Application Testing with Gabriel-James Safar
Web applications are used on a wide variety of platforms.  On each of these platforms the web app needs to load properly and allow the user to navigate the website and interact with all of the user flows, such as sign-up, login, and the various read and write operations that make up the functionality of The post Web Application Testing with Gabriel-James Safar appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


HTTP with Julia Evans
HTTP is a protocol that allows browsers and web applications to communicate across the Internet. Everyone knows that HTTP is doing some important work, because “HTTP” is at the beginning of most URLs that you enter into your browser. You might be familiar with the request/response model, and HTTP request methods such as GET, PUT, The post HTTP with Julia Evans appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

HTTP with Julia Evans
HTTP is a protocol that allows browsers and web applications to communicate across the Internet. Everyone knows that HTTP is doing some important work, because “HTTP” is at the beginning of most URLs that you enter into your browser. You might be familiar with the request/response model, and HTTP request methods such as GET, PUT, The post HTTP with Julia Evans appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Indie Hack or Venture Back with Lynne Tye
Key Values is a platform where companies are profiled with descriptions of their company values. These profiles describe features such as work-life balance, company culture, daily routines, and strategy. Lynne Tye created Key Values with the goal of building a small business that would make money through connecting job seekers to companies with a culture The post Indie Hack or Venture Back with Lynne Tye appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Indie Hack or Venture Back with Lynne Tye
Key Values is a platform where companies are profiled with descriptions of their company values. These profiles describe features such as work-life balance, company culture, daily routines, and strategy. Lynne Tye created Key Values with the goal of building a small business that would make money through connecting job seekers to companies with a culture The post Indie Hack or Venture Back with Lynne Tye appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Bubble: Code-Free Programming with Emmanuel Straschnov and Joshua Haas
The vision of code-free programming has existed for decades. Software engineers have always dreamed of empowering non-technical users with the same creative tools that programmers have access to.  For many years, the underlying technology of the web was not powerful enough to make this dream a reality. Platforms such as WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix have The post Bubble: Code-Free Programming with Emmanuel Straschnov and Joshua Haas appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Cloudflare Serverless with Zack Bloom
“Serverless” is an execution model where applications are scheduled and deployed to servers that are not directly managed by the application developer.  In serverless execution, an application only loads and operates when a user actually needs to get a response from that application. This saves on resources, because many applications do not need to run The post Cloudflare Serverless with Zack Bloom appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Cloudflare Serverless with Zack Bloom
“Serverless” is an execution model where applications are scheduled and deployed to servers that are not directly managed by the application developer.  In serverless execution, an application only loads and operates when a user actually needs to get a response from that application. This saves on resources, because many applications do not need to run The post Cloudflare Serverless with Zack Bloom appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Dagster with Nick Schrock
Data engineering is difficult.  Companies want to be able to maximize the value they get from their large data sets, but there are so many steps required for deriving that value that most companies feel like they are always far behind the ideal state of where they could be.  The cloud makes it cheap to The post Dagster with Nick Schrock appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

GraalVM Quarkus: Java Acceleration with Guillaume Smet and Emmanuel Bernard
Java programs run in a different environment than they did ten years ago. Modern infrastructure runs on containers sitting in a Kubernetes cluster. The optimal configuration for a Java program in that context is different than it was for an environment dominated by virtual machines and bare metal. When you are co-scheduling your services with The post GraalVM Quarkus: Java Acceleration with Guillaume Smet and Emmanuel Bernard appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


GraalVM Quarkus: Java Acceleration with Guillaume Smet and Emmanuel Bernard
Java programs run in a different environment than they did ten years ago. Modern infrastructure runs on containers sitting in a Kubernetes cluster. The optimal configuration for a Java program in that context is different than it was for an environment dominated by virtual machines and bare metal. When you are co-scheduling your services with The post GraalVM Quarkus: Java Acceleration with Guillaume Smet and Emmanuel Bernard appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Bugsnag Business with James Smith
Crash monitoring emerged as a software category over the last decade. Crash monitoring software allows developers to understand when their applications are crashing on client devices. For example, we have an app for Software Engineering Daily that people download on Android or iOS. Users download the app to their smartphone. When the user is playing The post Bugsnag Business with James Smith appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Incident Response Machine Learning with Chris Riley
Software bugs cause unexpected problems at every company.  Some problems are small. A website goes down in the middle of the night, and the outage triggers a phone call to an engineer who has to wake up and fix the problem. Other problems can be significantly larger. When a major problem occurs, it can cause The post Incident Response Machine Learning with Chris Riley appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Incident Response Machine Learning with Chris Riley
Software bugs cause unexpected problems at every company.  Some problems are small. A website goes down in the middle of the night, and the outage triggers a phone call to an engineer who has to wake up and fix the problem. Other problems can be significantly larger. When a major problem occurs, it can cause The post Incident Response Machine Learning with Chris Riley appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Gatsby with Kyle Mathews and Sam Bhagwat
Frontend software development has become as complex as backend development. There was a time when frontend web development was simple. There was a small number of JavaScript frameworks and templating systems. Your CSS was simple configuration for the colors on your webpage. Today, there is a giant ecosystem of frontend tools, APIs, and middleware delivering The post Gatsby with Kyle Mathews and Sam Bhagwat appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Gatsby with Kyle Mathews and Sam Bhagwat
Frontend software development has become as complex as backend development. There was a time when frontend web development was simple. There was a small number of JavaScript frameworks and templating systems. Your CSS was simple configuration for the colors on your webpage. Today, there is a giant ecosystem of frontend tools, APIs, and middleware delivering The post Gatsby with Kyle Mathews and Sam Bhagwat appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Drones with Chris Anderson
Drones will deliver food to us. Drones will be able to extinguish fires. Drones will be used to relay Internet signals and make the world more connected.  These all sound like great ideas, so why aren’t there more drones in the sky today? There are many answers to that question, some of which relate to The post Drones with Chris Anderson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

LinkedIn Data Engineering with Kapil Surlaker
A large social network needs to develop systems for ingesting, storing, and processing large volumes of data. Data engineering at scale requires multiple engineering teams that are responsible for different areas of the infrastructure. Data needs to be structured coherently in order to minimize the data cleaning process. Machine learning models need to be developed, The post LinkedIn Data Engineering with Kapil Surlaker appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

FOSSA: Open Source Management with Kevin Wang
Every company has a software supply chain. A company builds its products from custom code, paid APIs, paid proprietary binaries, and open source software libraries. As the types of software available have increased, the management of the software supply chain has become complex.  Large software companies have always needed to ensure the security of their The post FOSSA: Open Source Management with Kevin Wang appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Scale with Alexandr Wang
Machine learning is widely understood by the software community. But it is still hard to build a company around machine learning, because there is not easy access to large, unique data sets. Scale is a platform for training and validating data that is used for machine learning. Most machine learning models are built with supervised The post Scale with Alexandr Wang appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Leadership with Ben Horowitz
Photo credit: Elisabeth Fall Ben Horowitz started Loudcloud with Marc Andreessen in 1999. He ran the company for eight years and chronicled his experience in his first book The Hard Thing About Hard Things. In his time running Loudcloud, the dotcom bubble burst, but Loudcloud needed cash so badly that he took the company public The post Leadership with Ben Horowitz appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Facebook Leadership with Arturo Bejar
Facebook leadership has a significant amount of engineers in its ranks, and engineers understand how to create an environment that appeals to other engineers.  Engineers do not like working on projects that they are not interested in, so Facebook optimizes for matching engineers to enjoyable work. Engineers do not like taking orders from managers, so The post Facebook Leadership with Arturo Bejar appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Facebook Leadership with Arturo Bejar
Facebook leadership has a significant amount of engineers in its ranks, and engineers understand how to create an environment that appeals to other engineers.  Engineers do not like working on projects that they are not interested in, so Facebook optimizes for matching engineers to enjoyable work. Engineers do not like taking orders from managers, so The post Facebook Leadership with Arturo Bejar appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Facebook Fallout with Antonio Garcia Martinez
Chaos Monkeys is a book about Silicon Valley startups and Facebook. It is one of the most accurate books written about the modern technology industry, and captures both the negatives and the positives of software companies. Antonio Garcia Martinez is the author of Chaos Monkeys. He wrote the book after going through a gauntlet of The post Facebook Fallout with Antonio Garcia Martinez appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Facebook Fallout with Antonio Garcia Martinez
Chaos Monkeys is a book about Silicon Valley startups and Facebook. It is one of the most accurate books written about the modern technology industry, and captures both the negatives and the positives of software companies. Antonio Garcia Martinez is the author of Chaos Monkeys. He wrote the book after going through a gauntlet of The post Facebook Fallout with Antonio Garcia Martinez appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Facebook Reflections with Pete Hunt and Nick Schrock
Facebook engineering is unique. Software is built at Facebook in a way that is distinctly different than any other company. In our series of shows about Facebook engineering, we have mostly covered the positive side of Facebook’s practices. In today’s show, we explore the downsides.  Facebook moves fast. Engineers within the company must move fast, The post Facebook Reflections with Pete Hunt and Nick Schrock appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Facebook Reflections with Pete Hunt and Nick Schrock
Facebook engineering is unique. Software is built at Facebook in a way that is distinctly different than any other company. In our series of shows about Facebook engineering, we have mostly covered the positive side of Facebook’s practices. In today’s show, we explore the downsides.  Facebook moves fast. Engineers within the company must move fast, The post Facebook Reflections with Pete Hunt and Nick Schrock appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Facebook Products with Peter Deng
Peter Deng has worked on most of Facebook’s major products: Newsfeed, Instagram, Oculus, and Messenger. These different products have different requirements, but are all part of the same ethos of connecting people through social networks.  Facebook is a consumer product company that is powered by a strong engineering workforce. The relationship between product managers and The post Facebook Products with Peter Deng appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Facebook Products with Peter Deng
Peter Deng has worked on most of Facebook’s major products: Newsfeed, Instagram, Oculus, and Messenger. These different products have different requirements, but are all part of the same ethos of connecting people through social networks.  Facebook is a consumer product company that is powered by a strong engineering workforce. The relationship between product managers and The post Facebook Products with Peter Deng appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Facebook Entrepreneurship with Jeff Rothschild
Jeff Rothschild was one of the earliest engineers to join Facebook. In the 1990s, Jeff had co-founded Veritas Software and helped it to its IPO in 2004. After Veritas, Jeff worked on several other of his own companies. He was working with Accel Partners on investments when he started to learn about Facebook. Accel was The post Facebook Entrepreneurship with Jeff Rothschild appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Alluxio: Data Orchestration with Haoyuan Li
In 2013, the Berkeley AMPLab was a center of innovation.  Three projects from AMPLab have turned into successful open source projects and companies: Spark, Mesos, and Alluxio. Haoyuan Li was the creator of Alluxio, and he returns to the show to discuss his journey taking Alluxio from a research project to a company that has The post Alluxio: Data Orchestration with Haoyuan Li appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Alluxio: Data Orchestration with Haoyuan Li
In 2009, the Berkeley AMPLab was a center of innovation.  Three projects from AMPLab have turned into successful open source projects and companies: Spark, Mesos, and Alluxio. Haoyuan Li was the creator of Alluxio, and he returns to the show to discuss his journey taking Alluxio from a research project to a company that has The post Alluxio: Data Orchestration with Haoyuan Li appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Redis with Alvin Richards
Redis is an in-memory database that persists to disk. Redis is commonly used as an object cache for web applications. Applications are composed of caches and databases. A cache typically stores the data in memory, and a database typically stores the data on disk. Memory has significantly faster access times, but is more expensive and The post Redis with Alvin Richards appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

LinkedIn Data Platform with Carl Steinbach
LinkedIn is a social network with petabytes of data.  In order to store that data, LinkedIn distributes and replicates that data across a large cluster of machines running the Hadoop Distributed File System. In order to run calculations across its large data set, LinkedIn needs to split the computation up using MapReduce-style jobs. LinkedIn has The post LinkedIn Data Platform with Carl Steinbach appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


LinkedIn Data Platform with Carl Steinbach
LinkedIn is a social network with petabytes of data.  In order to store that data, LinkedIn distributes and replicates that data across a large cluster of machines running the Hadoop Distributed File System. In order to run calculations across its large data set, LinkedIn needs to split the computation up using MapReduce-style jobs. LinkedIn has The post LinkedIn Data Platform with Carl Steinbach appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Crypto Businesses with Haseeb Qureshi
Cryptocurrencies are a fundamental computer science invention.  Cryptocurrencies crashed in 2018 but the technology remains as promising as ever. Bitcoin is a decentralized currency, and a plausible end state that is implied by Bitcoin’s current trajectory is a permissionless, decentralized financial system. This idea of decentralized finance or “DeFi” begs numerous questions: who will build The post Crypto Businesses with Haseeb Qureshi appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Crypto Businesses with Haseeb Qureshi
Cryptocurrencies are a fundamental computer science invention.  Cryptocurrencies crashed in 2018 but the technology remains as promising as ever. Bitcoin is a decentralized currency, and a plausible end state that is implied by Bitcoin’s current trajectory is a permissionless, decentralized financial system. This idea of decentralized finance or “DeFi” begs numerous questions: who will build The post Crypto Businesses with Haseeb Qureshi appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Dark Lang with Ellen Chisa and Paul Biggar
Dark Lang is a programming language that is tightly integrated with the cloud.  Dark takes an opinionated approach that most developers are going to want to run their applications in the cloud, and this perspective influences how Dark looks at deployments, IDEs, exception handling, and other aspects of software development. Paul Biggar is the founder The post Dark Lang with Ellen Chisa and Paul Biggar appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

LinkedIn Kafka with Nacho Solis
Apache Kafka was created at LinkedIn. Kafka was open sourced in 2011, when the company was eight years old. By that time, LinkedIn had developed a social network with millions of users. LinkedIn’s engineering team was building a range of externally facing products and internal tools, and many of these tools required a high-throughput system The post LinkedIn Kafka with Nacho Solis appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Gravity: Distributed Application Delivery with Ev Kontsevoy
Modern applications are distributed systems. These applications require an installation mechanism that can run and update the software across multiple nodes.  When a SaaS company starts to work with large enterprise customers, that company needs to figure out a way to deliver their product to the enterprise. This requires the SaaS company to deploy the The post Gravity: Distributed Application Delivery with Ev Kontsevoy appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Gravity: Distributed Application Delivery with Ev Kontsevoy
Modern applications are distributed systems. These applications require an installation mechanism that can run and update the software across multiple nodes.  When a SaaS company starts to work with large enterprise customers, that company needs to figure out a way to deliver their product to the enterprise. This requires the SaaS company to deploy the The post Gravity: Distributed Application Delivery with Ev Kontsevoy appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Incident Reproduction with Tammy Butow
Databases go offline. Services fail to scale up. Deployment errors can cause an application backend to get DDoS’d. When an event happens that prevents your company from operating as expected, it is known as an incident. Software teams respond to an incident by issuing a fix. Sometimes that fix returns the software to its ideal The post Incident Reproduction with Tammy Butow appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Diffbot Infrastructure with Mike Tung
Diffbot is a knowledge graph that allows developers to interface with the unstructured web as if it was a structured database. In today’s show, Diffbot CEO Mike Tung returns for a second discussion about how he has built Diffbot and how Diffbot is used. The web has many different entities. Web pages, topics, people, stories, The post Diffbot Infrastructure with Mike Tung appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


How To Build A Cloud Provider with Anurag Goel
Render is a cloud provider built on top of Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud. Render uses the compute abstractions provided by the major cloud providers to build a second layer cloud provider with the goal of providing a better user experience. Anurag Goel is the founder of Render, and he returns to the show The post How To Build A Cloud Provider with Anurag Goel appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

How To Build A Cloud Provider with Anurag Goel
Render is a cloud provider built on top of Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud. Render uses the compute abstractions provided by the major cloud providers to build a second layer cloud provider with the goal of providing a better user experience. Anurag Goel is the founder of Render, and he returns to the show The post How To Build A Cloud Provider with Anurag Goel appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

freeCodeCamp’s Quincy Larson interviews Jeff Meyerson
We are republishing a podcast from the freeCodeCamp Podcast as a weekend episode. Jeff Meyerson is the creator and host of the Software Engineering Daily podcast. Jeff grew up in Texas. He spent most of his childhood playing competitive strategy games like Magic: the Gathering. This lead him to making a lot of money – The post freeCodeCamp’s Quincy Larson interviews Jeff Meyerson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Webflow: No-Code with Vlad Magdalin
Webflow is a platform for building applications without programming. Software engineering has barely been around for 30 years. Over that period of time, there have been many attempts to create a platform that allows for the creation of software without writing a line of code. Most of these systems have not been able to fulfill The post Webflow: No-Code with Vlad Magdalin appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Webflow: No-Code with Vlad Magdalin
Webflow is a platform for building applications without programming. Software engineering has barely been around for 30 years. Over that period of time, there have been many attempts to create a platform that allows for the creation of software without writing a line of code. Most of these systems have not been able to fulfill The post Webflow: No-Code with Vlad Magdalin appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Data Visualization with Sherman Wood and Chad Lumley
Data visualization is the presentation of data in a way that emphasizes certain qualities about that data. Data visualization can be used to prove a specific point, or it can be used as a depiction of a data set to be explored. Data visualization is used in consumer software products as well as backend engineering The post Data Visualization with Sherman Wood and Chad Lumley appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Treehouse: Business and Education with Ryan Carson
The ability to create software is a superpower. But software education is not evenly distributed. Ryan Carson started Treehouse to provide a high quality education system for anyone to learn how to build software. On a previous episode, Ryan and I discussed the field of programming education. Ryan returns to the show for a conversation The post Treehouse: Business and Education with Ryan Carson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Traces: Video Recognition with Veronica Yurchuk and Kostyantyn Shysh
Video surveillance impacts human lives every day.  On most days, we do not feel the impact of video surveillance. But the effects of video surveillance have tremendous potential. It can be used to solve crimes and find missing children. It can be used to intimidate journalists and empower dictators. Like any piece of technology, video The post Traces: Video Recognition with Veronica Yurchuk and Kostyantyn Shysh appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Traces: Video Recognition with Veronica Yurchuk and Kostyantyn Shysh
Video surveillance impacts human lives every day.  On most days, we do not feel the impact of video surveillance. But the effects of video surveillance have tremendous potential. It can be used to solve crimes and find missing children. It can be used to intimidate journalists and empower dictators. Like any piece of technology, video The post Traces: Video Recognition with Veronica Yurchuk and Kostyantyn Shysh appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


GDPR in Practice with Joshua Prismon
Data privacy policies have changed how software organizations need to operate. As consumer preferences have shifted in favor of strong privacy, software companies are having to examine their policies around data collection and retention. Many software companies were started in a time with different norms around data.  Building a new application that is compliant with The post GDPR in Practice with Joshua Prismon appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Indie Hackers (3 Years Later) with Courtland Allen
Indie Hackers is a platform for independent software businesses to discuss strategy and find inspiration. Courtland Allen founded Indie Hackers with the goal of sharing the stories of these businesses, and the company has become a thriving community of entrepreneurs, engineers, and creators. Business is a creative medium. The definition of a successful business is The post Indie Hackers (3 Years Later) with Courtland Allen appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

The Messy Middle with Scott Belsky
Scott Belsky founded Behance in 2006. Behance is a social platform where designers and creators share their work. Scott was motivated to start Behance due to his desire to combine his love for creativity with his desire to create a business. After 6 years of work, Behance was acquired by Adobe for more than $150 The post The Messy Middle with Scott Belsky appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


The Messy Middle with Scott Belsky
Scott Belsky founded Behance in 2006. Behance is a social platform where designers and creators share their work. Scott was motivated to start Behance due to his desire to combine his love for creativity with his desire to create a business. After 6 years of work, Behance was acquired by Adobe for more than $150 The post The Messy Middle with Scott Belsky appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Fivetran: Data Connectors with George Fraser
Large companies have multiple databases, multiple data formats, and multiple applications that need to use the data. Every data engineer needs to move data between these different components of a system. Moving data between different parts of a system is often called “ETL”, an acronym for “Extract, Transform, Load.” Data engineers spend much of their The post Fivetran: Data Connectors with George Fraser appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Cruise: Self-Driving Engineering with Mo Elshenawy
The development of self-driving cars is one of the biggest technological changes that is under way. Across the world, thousands of engineers are working on developing self-driving cars. Although it still seems far away, self-driving cars are starting to feel like an inevitability. This is especially true if you spend much time in downtown San The post Cruise: Self-Driving Engineering with Mo Elshenawy appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Cruise: Self-Driving Engineering with Mo Elshenawy
The development of self-driving cars is one of the biggest technological changes that is under way. Across the world, thousands of engineers are working on developing self-driving cars. Although it still seems far away, self-driving cars are starting to feel like an inevitability. This is especially true if you spend much time in downtown San The post Cruise: Self-Driving Engineering with Mo Elshenawy appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Software Moats with Astasia Myers
Investors often use the term “moat” to describe the durable competitive advantage of a company. When an investor puts money into a company, they are making that investment based on a valuation. That valuation is subjective–it is how much the investor thinks the company is worth. A valuation is determined by the present value of The post Software Moats with Astasia Myers appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Stripe Infrastructure Management with Uma Chingunde
Software engineering is a new field. There are theories about how we should be building our systems, but these theories might change over time. The same is true for engineering management.  There are many successful examples of companies scaling with the management hierarchies pioneered by Microsoft and Google, but since everyone knows that those techniques The post Stripe Infrastructure Management with Uma Chingunde appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Life Insurance Engineering with Vipul Sharma and Lingke Wang
Ethos Life Insurance is a software company that sells life insurance products. Software is reshaping established industries such as banking, insurance, and manufacturing. In these large, established industries, incumbents are adopting new technology as fast as they can, but the new technology needs to be integrated with the old technology. The slow rate of technology The post Life Insurance Engineering with Vipul Sharma and Lingke Wang appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Life Insurance Engineering with Vipul Sharma and Lingke Wang
Ethos Life Insurance is a software company that sells life insurance products. Software is reshaping established industries such as banking, insurance, and manufacturing. In these large, established industries, incumbents are adopting new technology as fast as they can, but the new technology needs to be integrated with the old technology. The slow rate of technology The post Life Insurance Engineering with Vipul Sharma and Lingke Wang appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

WebAssembly Isolation with Tyler McMullen
Isolation is a fundamental concept in computer science. Software workloads are isolated from each other in order to keep resource access cleanly separated.  When programs are properly isolated, it is easier for the programmer to reason about the memory safety of that program. When a program is not properly isolated, it can lead problems such The post WebAssembly Isolation with Tyler McMullen appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Cloud Foundry with Abby Kearns
Cloud Foundry is a system for managing distributed applications. Cloud Foundry was released in 2011, and has been widely adopted by enterprises that need a platform for deploying and scaling the applications that run within their company. The ecosystem around Cloud Foundry includes systems for continuous delivery, pubsub messaging, and containerization. Abby Kearns is the The post Cloud Foundry with Abby Kearns appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Cloud Foundry with Abby Kearns
Cloud Foundry is a system for managing distributed applications. Cloud Foundry was released in 2011, and has been widely adopted by enterprises that need a platform for deploying and scaling the applications that run within their company. The ecosystem around Cloud Foundry includes systems for continuous delivery, pubsub messaging, and containerization. Abby Kearns is the The post Cloud Foundry with Abby Kearns appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Kafka Data Pipelines with Robin Moffatt
A new software product usually starts with a single database. That database manages the tables for user accounts and basic transactions. When a product becomes popular, the database grows in size. There are more transactions and more users. A company grows around that product, and the company starts to accumulate more data in different sources. The post Kafka Data Pipelines with Robin Moffatt appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


ReadMe with Greg Koberger
A software company needs to get many things right in order to be successful. Having a useful product with solid engineering is only the beginning. ReadMe was started five years ago. The company solved a seemingly simple problem: documentation for software products. If you have worked as a software engineer, you have looked at documentation. The post ReadMe with Greg Koberger appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Open Source Ecosystem with Dirk Hohndel
Open source software is very new. Open source has existed for less than 30-40 years, depending on who you ask. The idea of open source was popularized by Linux, and open source software started to get heavily commercialized in the 1990s. By the early 2000s, open source was used by nearly every large software company. The post Open Source Ecosystem with Dirk Hohndel appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Open Source Ecosystem with Dirk Hohndel
Open source software is very new. Open source has existed for less than 30-40 years, depending on who you ask. The idea of open source was popularized by Linux, and open source software started to get heavily commercialized in the 1990s. By the early 2000s, open source was used by nearly every large software company. The post Open Source Ecosystem with Dirk Hohndel appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Distributed Databases with Aly Cabral
Modern databases consist of multiple servers that host the data in a distributed fashion. Using multiple servers allows a database to be resilient to the failure of any one database node, because copies of the data are shared to other servers. A multi-node setup also lets the database grow beyond the size of data that The post Distributed Databases with Aly Cabral appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Kafka Applications with Tim Berglund
Ever since Apache Kafka was open sourced from LinkedIn, it has been used to solve a wide variety of problems in distributed systems and data engineering. Kafka is a distributed messaging queue that is used by developers to publish messages and subscribe to topics with a certain message type. Kafka allows information to flow throughout The post Kafka Applications with Tim Berglund appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Kafka Applications with Tim Berglund
Ever since Apache Kafka was open sourced from LinkedIn, it has been used to solve a wide variety of problems in distributed systems and data engineering. Kafka is a distributed messaging queue that is used by developers to publish messages and subscribe to topics with a certain message type. Kafka allows information to flow throughout The post Kafka Applications with Tim Berglund appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Okta Engineering with Hector Aguilar
A new employee at a software company needs access to a variety of tools. In order to get started working, the employee might need Slack, email, Google Docs, and Amazon Web Services, and all of these require an account with a username and password. Setting up all of these accounts can be time consuming, because The post Okta Engineering with Hector Aguilar appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Okta Engineering with Hector Aguilar
A new employee at a software company needs access to a variety of tools. In order to get started working, the employee might need Slack, email, Google Docs, and Amazon Web Services, and all of these require an account with a username and password. Setting up all of these accounts can be time consuming, because The post Okta Engineering with Hector Aguilar appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Cloud-Native Applications with Cornelia Davis
Amazon Web Services first came out in 2006. It took several years before the software industry realized that cloud computing was a transformative piece of technology. Initially, the common perspective around cloud computing was that it was a useful tool for startups, but would not be a smart option for large, established businesses. Cloud computing The post Cloud-Native Applications with Cornelia Davis appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Talking Python with Michael Kennedy
Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the software world. After working with Python and developing a love for the language, Michael Kennedy started to wonder why there was not a high quality podcast dedicated to covering the community and new technologies of the Python ecosystem. Michael started Talk Python To Me The post Talking Python with Michael Kennedy appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

MongoDB Data Platform with Andrew Davidson
A new software application has simple requirements for a database.  The database needs to be written to and read from. The database fulfills simple needs such as storing user information and providing the application frontend with the necessary data to render a simple webpage of financial transactions or blog posts. As an application becomes successful, The post MongoDB Data Platform with Andrew Davidson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

MongoDB Data Platform with Andrew Davidson
A new software application has simple requirements for a database.  The database needs to be written to and read from. The database fulfills simple needs such as storing user information and providing the application frontend with the necessary data to render a simple webpage of financial transactions or blog posts. As an application becomes successful, The post MongoDB Data Platform with Andrew Davidson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Google Spanner with Deepti Srivastava
Spanner is a globally distributed, transactionally consistent database.  Spanner initially emerged as a paper that came out of Google in 2012. Around this time, database scalability was difficult to solve, even for Google. The Spanner paper offered some breakthroughs in distributed systems which allowed Google to take some of the learnings from BigTable’s eventual consistency The post Google Spanner with Deepti Srivastava appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Open Source Policy with Bruce Perens
Open source plays a key role in today’s world of technology businesses. Today, the impact of open source seems obvious. From Kubernetes to distributed databases to cloud providers, so much of our software is powered by open source. But it was not always this way.   Bruce Perens was one of the earliest figures in the The post Open Source Policy with Bruce Perens appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

JavaScript Jabber with Jeff Meyerson
Host: Charles Max Wood of JavaScript Jabber Joined by Special Guest: Jeffrey Meyerson Jeffrey Meyerson, founder of FindCollabs and host at Software Engineering Daily joins Charles Max Wood for a discussion about latest trends in the developer world, ways of monetizing podcasts, and finding ads for podcasts. Jeffrey shares how he started to host podcasts and how he became The post JavaScript Jabber with Jeff Meyerson appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Repl.it: Browser Coding with Amjad Masad
The browser has become the central application of the consumer operating system. Every piece of client software, from email to document management, has become usable through the browser. Even modern desktop software such as Slack is built using Electron, a tool for building client applications that essentially run inside of a browser without an address The post Repl.it: Browser Coding with Amjad Masad appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Monday: Business Management Software with Eran Zinman
Modern software is built with cloud services, APIs, and other high level tools. Technical software development is moving beyond the realm of writing code. Individuals who do not have a background in computer science or programming can create increasingly complex tools. Higher level APIs include Twilio for managing phone communications, and Stripe for managing financial The post Monday: Business Management Software with Eran Zinman appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Cassandra Business with Jonathan Ellis
Cassandra was initially released in 2008 as a project out of Facebook. Cassandra offered an open source solution to database scalability issues that were being tackled internally by large companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook. 2008 was a golden age of new infrastructure, with systems such as Hadoop and Kafka gaining traction around the same The post Cassandra Business with Jonathan Ellis appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


DevOps at Delta Air Lines with Jasmine James
Airlines have always had an emphasis on new technology. Over the years, airlines have needed to develop more and more software. Digital transformation is causing every large company to adopt the tools and practices of software companies, and that includes Delta Airlines. Delta Airlines has existed for more than 90 years. Over that period of The post DevOps at Delta Air Lines with Jasmine James appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

DevOps at Delta Air Lines with Jasmine James
Airlines have always had an emphasis on new technology. Over the years, airlines have needed to develop more and more software. Digital transformation is causing every large company to adopt the tools and practices of software companies, and that includes Delta Airlines. Delta Airlines has existed for more than 90 years. Over that period of The post DevOps at Delta Air Lines with Jasmine James appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Facebook Parse Acquisition (Part 2) with Ilya Sukhar
Ilya Sukhar founded Parse in 2011 to make cloud services for mobile developers. Parse was a newer kind of cloud provider called “backend-as-a-service”, built to simplify the complexities of Amazon Web Services and the complexities of the mobile ecosystem.  During this time, Facebook was in the middle of its shift toward becoming a mobile application The post Facebook Parse Acquisition (Part 2) with Ilya Sukhar appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Facebook Parse Acquisition (Part 1) with Charity Majors
Parse was a backend-as-a-service company that started in 2011 with the initial focus of making the cloud easier to use for mobile developers. Parse had several novel engineering challenges. In 2011, it was not easy to build on top of AWS, nor was it easy to build within the young mobile ecosystem. Charity Majors was The post Facebook Parse Acquisition (Part 1) with Charity Majors appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Facebook Engineering Process with Kent Beck
Kent Beck is a legendary figure in the world of software engineering.  Kent was an early advocate of Test-Driven Development (TDD), and popularized the idea of writing unit tests before writing code that would satisfy those unit tests. A unit test isolates and tests a small piece of functionality within a large piece of software. The post Facebook Engineering Process with Kent Beck appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Facebook Release Engineering with Chuck Rossi
When Chuck Rossi joined Facebook in 2008, he was one of the most experienced release engineers at the company. As he began to explore the engineering practices of the organization, he was surprised, confused, and impressed by the release engineering system that he encountered. Release engineering is the process by which software is released to The post Facebook Release Engineering with Chuck Rossi appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Facebook Scaling with Pedram Keyani
Facebook is a large multiuser application. Scaling Facebook was different than scaling a single-user application such as an ecommerce store or a search engine. A social network is faced with unique infrastructure scalability challenges, as well as subjective questions around user communications, privacy, and content. Pedram Keyani worked at Google before joining Facebook in 2007. The post Facebook Scaling with Pedram Keyani appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Facebook Scaling with Pedram Keyani
Facebook is a large multiuser application. Scaling Facebook was different than scaling a single-user application such as an ecommerce store or a search engine. A social network is faced with unique infrastructure scalability challenges, as well as subjective questions around user communications, privacy, and content. Pedram Keyani worked at Google before joining Facebook in 2007. The post Facebook Scaling with Pedram Keyani appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Crypto and OSS with Haseeb Qureshi, Joseph Jacks, and Alok Vasudev
Cryptocurrencies are decentralized monetary systems built on open source software. The open source software movement has evolved from the world of Linux, MySQL, and Apache to a thriving ecosystem of commercial enterprises built around open source software. This ecosystem includes projects such as Kubernetes, MongoDB, and ReactJS. It includes large organizations such as Amazon Web The post Crypto and OSS with Haseeb Qureshi, Joseph Jacks, and Alok Vasudev appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Technical Onboarding with Kristen Gallagher
When a new employee joins a software company, it is often unclear where that employee should begin. Do they have a mentor? What are they working on? What are the expectations for how fast that employee should be contributing? The early period of employment is often referred to as “onboarding.” During the onboarding period, an The post Technical Onboarding with Kristen Gallagher appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Time Series Databases with Rob Skillington
A time series database is optimized for the storage of high volumes of sequential data across time. Time series databases are often organized as columnar data stores that can write large volumes of data quickly. These systems can sometimes tolerate data loss, because the data they are gathering is used for monitoring and other applications The post Time Series Databases with Rob Skillington appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Insurance Software with Gordon Wintrob
Insurance is an old business. Individuals and businesses have been buying insurance policies for decades. These insurance policies can cost hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of dollars per year.   Software is remaking the insurance industry. One way new software can improve the insurance industry is through better brokerage technology. Insurance involves carriers and brokers, The post Insurance Software with Gordon Wintrob appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Open Source Business Models with Karthik Ranganathan, Heather Meeker, and Matt Asay
Open source software has evolved into a thriving, multifaceted ecosystem. Open source encompasses operating systems and databases. Open source embodies both altruism and self-interest. And open source enables thriving businesses from WordPress blogs to hundred billion dollar cloud providers. There is a large set of business models that can be built around a successful open The post Open Source Business Models with Karthik Ranganathan, Heather Meeker, and Matt Asay appeared first on Software Engineering Dail...

Bitcoin Ecosystem with Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is the author of several books about cryptocurrency engineering, including Mastering Bitcoin and Mastering Ethereum. In these books, Andreas lays out the systems of economics and computer science that underpin the two most mature decentralized monetary systems. When Andreas originally discovered the Bitcoin whitepaper, he had witnessed the repeated mismanagement of government-backed fiat The post Bitcoin Ecosystem with Andreas M. Antonopoulos appeared first on Software Engineering Da...

Moonlight: Software Contracting Platform with Emma Lawler and Philip Thomas
Software engineers often work as a contractor for some duration of their career. A contractor earns a fixed hourly salary for a defined period of weeks, months, or years. Contract work can be more flexible than full-time work, and often pays more than full-time software engineering, because contract jobs can end at any time, and The post Moonlight: Software Contracting Platform with Emma Lawler and Philip Thomas appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


Service Mesh Deployment with Varun Talwar
The service mesh abstraction allows for a consistent model for managing and monitoring the different components of a microservices architecture.  In the service mesh pattern, each service is deployed with a sidecar container that contains a service proxy. These sidecars are collectively referred to as the “data plane.” Each sidecar provides the service that it The post Service Mesh Deployment with Varun Talwar appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

PlayStation Engineering with Tony Godar
The PlayStation is a line of game consoles created by Sony. PlayStation devices include the PS2, PS3, PS4, and the PSP mobile system. Tony Godar worked as an engineer in the PlayStation ecosystem for 15 years, and he joins the show to give a retrospective on his time in the console industry. Developing hardware and The post PlayStation Engineering with Tony Godar appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....

Big Business with Tyler Cowen
Large software companies have become a target for criticism. Google, Facebook, Amazon and other prominent technology giants find themselves under a kind of scrutiny that is reminiscent of banks in 2008 and oil companies in the early 1900s. Across the planet, there is a growing sentiment that “big tech” has too much power, and that The post Big Business with Tyler Cowen appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....


An Elegant Puzzle Virtual Book Club
In this episode Will Larson, author of An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management, speaks with Uma Chingunde of Stripe and Jeff Meyerson of Software Engineering Daily about engineering management. Will was also featured on SE Daily recently. An Elegant Puzzle is an excellent resource on management techniques and strategies for scaling software organizations. Will’s writing draws from The post An Elegant Puzzle Virtual Book Club appeared first on Software Engineering Daily....