"Knowledge. Handle with care."

"Knowledge. Handle with care."

TL;DR Aspiring tech companies invest a lot of time & effort in the latest frameworks, most hyped platforms or hippie operating models, while in the same time their so-called knowledge management is taken straight from the 80s. It's the highest time (if you haven't done it yet) to give up the world of "documents", "forms" & "sign-offs" for the modern paradigm of collaboration-based knowledge bases. In such a complex industry as building software products things that may have worked for one company may be completely not appropriate for another one, or in other…

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How to preserve knowledge in automating spree

How to preserve knowledge in automating spree

"If we make an effort & automate our deployment, running tests, static checks, monitoring, ... basically automate whole delivery pipeline in a proper way (so it really works w/o manual interactions) - how do we preserve the knowledge about HOW it works? After half a year or more, if something breaks we may not be able to fix it w/o reverse-engineering ..." This has popped up few weeks ago during one of the conversations with some other engineers. Yes, it's quite an interesting issue & this guy(ette) has clearly made a point. But doesn't it really apply…

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