Category Archives: Technical excellence

Technical excellence

LeanEssays: What If Your Team Wrote the Code for the 737 MCAS System

The 737 has been around for a half century, and over that time airplanes have evolved from manual controls to fly-by-wire systems. As each new generation of 737 appeared, the control system became more automated, but there was a concerted … Continue reading

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Iconic consoles of the IBM System/360 mainframes, 55 years old today

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TTL CPU Ten Years of Magic

The Magic-1 HomebrewCPU successfully computed Fibonacci(10) at just before midnight on April 13, 2004. A decade later, it’s still running. This is a video tour of Magic-1, including a dive into the micro-architecture, demos of running programs and a tear-down.

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How to build 8-bit computer

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Learn how computers add numbers and build a 4 bit adder circuit

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Reliable releases and rollbacks – CRE life lessons

One of the most common causes of service outages is releasing a new version of the service binaries; no matter how good your testing and QA might be, some bugs only surface when the affected code is running in production. … Continue reading

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DevOps test that easily can be done on team level

This checklist is comprised of 48 items you can use to gauge the maturity of your software delivery competency, and form a baseline to measure your future improvements. It’s not meant to say “you’re failing DevOps” or deprive you of … Continue reading

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Evaluate your technical debt with Sonar

Before introducing this Sonar plugin, here are few funny and relevant quotes on the concept : Maintaining an application without any unit tests is like borrowing money each time you add or change a line of code Skipping design phase … Continue reading

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A Field Study of Technical Debt

Complexity is the main hurdle which we need to overcome. Really great article

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Beyond Chef and Puppet

You can find Ten essential DevOps tools here: here

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