Toil

Toil is the kind of work tied to running a production service that tends to be manual, repetitive, automatable, tactical, devoid of enduring value, and that scales linearly as a service grows. Source: https://landing.google.com/sre/sre-book/chapters/eliminating-toil/ Toil should be automated as much as possible.

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Boring technology

Boring does not mean bad. Postgres is boring. Ruby is boring. Ruby on Rails is boring. They are good and well understood. Their failure modes are well understood. Polyglot programming is sold with the promise that letting developers choose their own tools with complete freedom will make them more effective at solving problems. This is Read more…

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