School didn’t teach you how to write online.— ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴘᴇʀᴇʟʟ ✌ (@david_perell) May 28, 2020
Here’s how writing online is different from what you learned in school.
1. Distractions are everywhere: 90% of writing well is not getting distracted by the Internet. Put your phone away. Turn off the Internet.
Focus. Focus. Focus.
For the past 3 years, I have been running a platform engineering organization. Since that term is vague, where I work it means the software side of infrastructure. Compute platforms like kubernetes, storage systems, software development tools, and frameworks for services are part of the mandate. Our customers are other engineers at the company.
Themes for this edition
We created this Radar entirely remotely, which we never thought was possible. Has work (as we know it) forever changed?
Increasingly we see almost all aspects of software development and delivery managed as code. But while software might be eating the world, practitioners too frequently overlook proven engineering practices.
As the industry thinks more diligently about how data should work in modern systems, we’re encouraged to see the growing maturity in the techniques and tools surrounding analytical data and machine learning.
As Kubernetes continues to dominate, we see a rich ecosystem growing and expanding to take advantage of its strengths and address its weaknesses.