Sunset at Purple Martini (Vagator, Goa)
Sunset at Purple Martini (Vagator, Goa)

Hello everyone!

Welcome to this week’s edition of my newsletter. Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. I took a vacation to Goa, the first time out since the lockdown began, and have been recovering for a week now :). I’ve also been facing some writer’s block, if you have any suggestions/thoughts around what you would like to read about, shoot’ em at me and I’ll see what I can do.

So no writing this week, but here some read-worthy stuff from the internet.

From the great interweb

  1. Tech Debt is always a hot topic among software engineers. Here is Alfonso De La Rocha with his take on it. It’s an interesting, not uncommon opinion, though a little extreme for me. What do you think?
  2. Jon Moore moved from the Chief Architect to an individual contributor and wrote an article dense with wisdom about how to play senior roles at companies in different ways. Must tread for all senior engineers.
  3. This Startup Engineering lecture at Stanford University by Balaji Srinivasan recaps technical innovations and companies from 2013 onwards and tries to evaluate the role of regulation and free market on the rate of innovation. A very interesting exposition of accumulation of power.
  4. Ruth Malan is one of the people whose writing I have revisited multiple times over the years. In this piece, she talks about architecture principles in her usual, insightful, pithy, beautiful style.

That's it for this week folks. Have a great weekend!


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