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In a story that will sound all too familiar to many developers, in early 2019, I picked up a Kanban ticket to update a legacy…

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ETS will hold references to large binaries, even if just part of the original binary is stored in a table. Copy binaries if pieces of…

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At PagerDuty, we’ve been doing Kanban for a while now, and as an Engineering Manager who has managed several teams over my tenure, I wanted…

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Using inets and httpd to create a simple HTTP server without adding external dependencies Recently I needed to add a healthcheck endpoint to an application…

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Some people inherit treasured jewelry, lavish mansions, or even grand fortunes. Software engineers inherit legacy code, written by people no longer working at the company,…

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Android has matured as a platform significantly since its release ten years ago. ~Google~ The community has developed best practices and continued to refine them…

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The software engineering world is moving quickly; libraries and frameworks are always changing. This is especially true on Android where Google only recently solidified its…

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When PagerDuty was founded, development speed was of the essence—so it should be no surprise when we reveal that Rails was the initial sole bit…

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When PagerDuty was founded, development speed was of the essence—so it should be no surprise when we reveal that Rails was the initial sole bit…

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PagerDuty uses Chef for some of its configuration management needs. While most Chef cookbooks wedevelop internally are not useful outside of PagerDuty’s infrastructureand workflow, sometimes…

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Continuous Integration as a service (Travis CI, CircleCI, and plenty of others) has been commonplace for a while. These services are widely used to validate…

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Background For many modern-day apps, the user interface either automatically shows the most up-to-date content to its users, or presents an indicator that new content…

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Background I started at PagerDuty during a time of revitalization of the iOS app. Apps tend to need a lot of care, given that Apple…

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Imagine yourself in a geographical distributed, multi team organization structure. Ok, that isn’t very difficult to imagine since we have that at PagerDuty. When you…

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In an earlier post, we discussed how PagerDuty has built a distributed task scheduler using Akka, Kafka, and Cassandra. This open-source Scala library schedules and…

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Db2Kafka is an open source service developed at PagerDuty. It is a message pump to take records written to a MySQL table and publish them…

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In an earlier post, we discussed how PagerDuty has built a distributed task scheduler using Akka, Kafka, and Cassandra. This open-source Scala library schedules and…

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