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Why scaling organizations is so difficult?

Why scaling organizations is so difficult?

There's plenty of hard topics in building software, but if you asked me what's the most challenging one, I'd answer without doubt: scaling (engineering) organizations. Why so? first of all: economies of scale do not work for building software (I've…

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Platform Keepers, Container Herders - how we've started doing SRE

Platform Keepers, Container Herders - how we've started doing SRE

In this article you'll find out about modern Operations (& why DevOps ain't exactly the thing), what's missing in "you build it, you run it" paradigm, why there's a need for platform-caretaking team, what does it really mean - "SRE"…

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Micromonoliths: scaling via sharding - part II

Micromonoliths: scaling via sharding - part II

In this post you'll find: how sharding can work (well) together with CQRS, what tricks can be used for re-partitiong data in live instances (w/o downtime) and why it's OK to use domain-related data in routing on API gateway…

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Micromonoliths: scaling via sharding - part I

Micromonoliths: scaling via sharding - part I

In this post you'll find: micro-monolith neo-evangelism :), great (video) example of premature system distribution hitting the fan ..., demystifying of microservice independence myth and what are X-centric systems. I hate blog posts, books or conf talks that focus on criticising only…

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Leviathans won't dance salsa

Leviathans won't dance salsa

It just won't, regardless of how hard you try to force him to do it. Nevertheless some still keep trying & IT seems to excel in that idea. Yes, that's another post about scaling in IT, but this time I'm…

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The shortest scalability consideration ever.

I had a lot of scalability talks this week - vast majority of them were related to one huge piece of legacy application that’s about being heavily modernized (don’t ask about details, you really don’…

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