The Scale Problem…

Posted by in Engineering Management, Startup, Thought

Today while interacting with a bunch of tech savvy people and trying to understand the challenges which they are facing now, the one thing which was very common was ‘the scale problem’. This problem is not limited to one of the domains, it exists for all domains/towers/verticals be it engineering, team management, general operations, etc. Every leader in a team would have faced or will face it sooner.

What’s the problem?

This is not a ...continue reading.

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What is path to success and what does it cost?

Posted by in Engineering Management, Startup, Thought, Tiny Experiences

I am sure I am not the first one to express thoughts on this. What I want to share is that whatever we read about being successful is absolutely correct.

What is ‘success’ and the path towards it?

There is no clear definition of success as such, it’s actually very subjective to the person. For some it is a regular life, for some it’s money, and for few, it’s building something extraordinary and so on. ...continue reading.

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Security Checklist for your technology

Posted by in Devops, Engineering Management, Startup, Technology

I was recently interacting with one of the startups at 91springboard here in Mumbai, who are going to work closely with the governments of different countries. One of the important things which came to my mind is that how are you ensuring that what we are building is compliant. Based on my past experiences at HackerRank where the enterprise clients from fin-tech sector use to ask us to fill their security audit sheet, I think ...continue reading.

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Pixel perfect development

Posted by in Business, Startup, Technology, UI/UX

History behind this: 

One of the things that I heard very frequently when I joined in my current organization (BabyChakra, We are hiring!) was that “Dude we need quality, How do we get that?” For first I thought that it was about the absence of good QA hence there were a lot of bugs in the product, So I went ahead and solved that problem (How? That’s a secret ingredient, NVM

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The 90/10 Rule of Business and Technology

Posted by in Business, Engineering Management, Startup, Technology

On 1st of August, 2016 the top 5 companies trending on the stock exchange were all tech companies. Technology has the capability to make things more efficient, It doesn’t replace job function just make them smarter. Sometimes this causes the redundancy in roles and sometimes generation of new role.

From my experience, most of the business needs can be catered by the very basic technology solutions which exist. Generally, it is said to be 80/20 ...continue reading.
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Configuring without CM

Posted by in Devops, Startup, Technology

Configuration Management is one of the best things you can have in your infrastructure. It gives you a clear picture of what and where things would be running, it gives you the capability to involve the software design principles in your infrastructure design. But there are times where you don’t actually need CM, because they come with some overhead. For organizations, who don’t want to adopt to a full-scale CM can use something like FSS ...continue reading.

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Weekend vs Weekends

Posted by in Engineering Management, Startup

Since the start of my career I had got weekends for leisure time, but being in a startup I used to end up working on most of the Saturdays. So when I got an opportunity to work at TinyOwl which was 6 days a week, I was completely fine with it, because I thought that I anyway do work on Saturdays, what’s the harm if it’s officially open. 3 Months post joining TinyOwl, I was ...continue reading.

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7 level security classification model

Posted by in Devops, Technology

When you start building your infrastructure, your servers cross communicate with each other which brings in lot of security risk. To reduce this risk you should have some way to organize/classify your servers. The idea behind this model is to define how critical is the server from the security point of view. Hence, this level model works very well.

Server Class Level Description Example
Public + Subnets behind Level 0 Any server in our infrastructure
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Building peaceful and scalable infrastructure

Posted by in Devops, Server Side, Startup, Technology

This is the first of the series of blog post on building peaceful and scalable infrastructure.

Every DevOps dream is to have a stable infrastructure so that he/she can sleep peacefully without having to worry about systems going offline. From my experience if you cover up following areas in your infrastructure. You can sleep peacefully.

1. Design/Architecture

The better you know your components in your infrastructure, the better you can design it. There are multiple ...continue reading.

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Separation of concern, just not in code

Posted by in Engineering Management, Other, Startup, Technology, Thought

`Concerns` is a term used in computer science for scoping out the different behavior of the code and `Separation of concern` is a design principle for separating a computer program into distinct sections. I like this philosophy as this tells you how important it is to keep your code organized by separating concerns. The same applies to how you organize your engineering teams as well. There is a need for understanding, ...continue reading.

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