What I've been reading in October 2021

Oct 31, 2021

It's been a while since I posted on the blog. In the past month, here are the posts that have stood out to me.


Why We Will Never Have Enough Software Developers by Nnamdi Iregbulem


The value of in-house expertise by Dan Luu

Explores the value in hiring specialised teams outside the company's core competency, when the company is operating at large scale. Key excerpt:

If, in the lifetime of the specialist team like the kernel team, a single person found something that persistently reduced TCO by 0.5%, that would pay for the team in perpetuity, and Twitter’s kernel team has found many such changes.

Understanding How Facebook Disappeared from the Internet by Cloudflare


Memcached vs Redis - More Different Than You Would Expect by Kablamo


Lessons learned from sharding Postgres by Notion