Here is the list with the latest 10 published blog posts. To see all of them, you can visit the archive.
For the first time in my life I'm getting paid for writing an article for a magazine, and it feels awesome to contribute to a well established publication with a solid readership.
August 19, 2014
If you work on the field, you've heard this question all the time. You have probably seen the way companies usually come up with the answer, basing it on estimates from all the parties involved in building the feature. I know we are usually overly optimistic so, are we leaving money on the table?
August 18, 2014
Lately, after a big outage or an issue affecting multiple consumers, companies are publishing a technical explanation on their blogs, usually after everything is resolved.
August 17, 2014
Contrary to what you might think, we play for the same team. My job is to be your safety net, and make sure you look good in front of everyone else. I'm here to catch every single detail that you forget, and let you know before anyone else notice.
August 15, 2014
I just read several answers to this question in Quora, and I wanted to also share my opinion here in the blog.
August 14, 2014
You probably already know how important is to backup your data. Backups are useful not only in case a full datacenter explodes (which rarely happens), but for whenever you screw your existing data. Having a fresh copy handy is usually the only thing that prevents you from getting fired over a mistake.
August 13, 2014
One of the very cool features provided by App Engine is the ability to have multiple versions of your application running at the same time. By default, all the user requests are served by the default version, but App Engine provides a unique URL for all the other versions so you can access them as well.
August 12, 2014
Knowing a bunch of programming languages, complex algorithms, and several tricks to make wonders using computers is just part of the job. You have to surround these hard skills with a set of soft skills that are equally important for your career.
August 10, 2014
Some time ago I wrote about some statistics that I put on the blog just for me to keep track of things.
August 7, 2014
Last week I stopped by the blog and noticed that only one post was showing up. The entire archive was only displaying that same post. Weird, but as any other developer, I blamed everything else but me. It was probably a hiccup with Memcache. Right? I cleared Memcache and everything worked fine.
July 29, 2014