Tag Archives: software engineering

Mikro’s Serverless Saga: From Microservices to Madness and back

This is part 2 of a humor-inspired take on Monoliths to microservices that I wrote a few years back: https://blogs.justenougharchitecture.com/monos-journey-from-monolith-to-microservices/. If you did not read that, please do so first.

Mikro was serving his consumers as always. He consistently met his promises (SLAs), and his life was good. Suddenly, he felt a stab and excruciating pain. “Damnit, what was that?” he said. To Mikro’s horror, he found himself being sliced and diced into smaller and smaller pieces. “But I thought I was already micro enough!” he wailed as functions were extracted from his very being.

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Optimizing Software Engineering with the AWS Well-Architected Framework

Designing and building robust, scalable, and efficient systems is a fundamental requirement in software engineering. The AWS Well-Architected Framework is an essential resource that can significantly aid this process. Although it originates from Amazon Web Services, the principles and best practices it outlines are universally applicable. This blog aims to provide an understanding of the AWS Well-Architected Framework, its core focus areas, and its value to software engineering practices, regardless of whether you use AWS services.

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Unlocking the Power of LLMs with LangChain

As an AI and software professional, you’ve likely heard the buzz around large language models (LLMs) like GPT-3, ChatGPT, and their growing capabilities. These powerful models can handle a wide range of natural language tasks, from text generation to question answering. However, effectively leveraging LLMs in your own applications can be a complex challenge. That’s where LangChain comes in.

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Thoughts on dealing with burnout in tech

Mental Health with Kelsey Hightower on the always amazing Software Engineering Daily podcast – https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/2022/02/25/mental-health-with-kelsey-hightower/

This was a great podcast, and I want to thank Kelsey and Jeff for doing this talk. Burnout is a topic we do not talk about openly in the tech community; at least that is my experience over the years. I wish Jeff the very best as he navigates this. In this blog, I share some thoughts about one mental health condition that some of us face – burnout at work. My thoughts here are tied to the software engineering occupation, but it might resonate with other fields too.

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Engineering Management

It has been a few years now since I moved into the role of Software Engineering Management. While there may be various reasons for one to move to this role, it is a change that comes with very little training and no guidebook. In this blog, I will go over a few areas that I felt are areas to keep an eye on when in this role (a lot of it is relevant to non-manager lead roles too).

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