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Why the Best Companies and Developers Give Away Almost Everything They Do

Why do so many software companies and developers give away so much of their work in the form of open source, writing, and speaking? Why would they invest thousand...

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Introducing Gruntwork: get up and running on AWS with DevOps best practices and world-class infrastructure in about 2 weeks

Building infrastructure for a software company is much harder than it should be. There are so many moving parts and so many concepts to learn. How do I build my c...

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Infrastructure as code: running microservices on AWS using Docker, Terraform, and ECS

Docker and Amazon ECS are a powerful combination. In previous posts, I showed how to use Docker to package your code and how to manually deploy Docker containers ...

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Agility Requires Safety

My second post on Y Combinator’s Macro Blog that discusses the safety mechanisms that make power agile software companies: Agility Requires Safety

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Splitting Up a Codebase into Microservices and Artifacts

I did a Q&A on the LinkedIn Engineering Blog on techniques for splitting up a codebase: Splitting Up a Codebase into Microservices and Artifacts

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Startup Ideas and Validation

Every startup begins with an idea. This is a talk I did as part of NerdWallet’s NerdTalks Series that discusses how to come up with startup ideas and validation t...

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Agility Requires Safety

To go faster in a car, you need not only a powerful engine, but also safety mechanisms like brakes, air bags, and seat belts. This is a talk I did as part of Nerd...

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A Minimum Viable Product Is Not a Product, It's a Process

My blog post on The Macro, Y Combinator’s blog, about one of the most common reasons for startup failure: A Minimum Viable Product Is Not a Product, It’s a Process

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A startup is a company that spends most of its time searching

An interview I did with Hakin9 Magazine on startups, agility, security, and more: A startup is a company that spends most of its time searching

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Self-driving cars don't need to be perfect

I can print mostly. My wifi works often. The Xbox usually recognises me. Siri sometimes works. But my self driving car will be *perfect*.

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