Bucking the Microservices Fad

In the middle of 2013, I was hired to lead the engineering team at LearnZillion--a digital curriculum for K-12 Math and English subjects composed of videos, slides, documents, and images. At the time, there were several applications in support of the business: 2 Ruby on Rails web applications: the content authoring platform for a select group of … Continue reading Bucking the Microservices Fad

Continuous Delivery, not Continuous Deployment

Engineering teams like Etsy's have popularized the idea of continuous deployment: infrastructure that automatically rolls-out newly minted code to production in a safe and gradual manner. In Lean Startup and Web Operations, Eric Ries explains the rationale behind continuous deployment: making a safe habit out of shipping product. I loved the motive, but it was clear that … Continue reading Continuous Delivery, not Continuous Deployment

A Solution to the Stay-at-Home Mom Work History Gap?

My mom and I just came up with a novel way to solve the work history "gap" that seemingly endangers stay-at-home moms' résumés when they return to the workforce--especially those who have been at home awhile. Traditional options for addressing the gap, although well-intended and somewhat helpful, either dodge the at-home period by suggesting a functional … Continue reading A Solution to the Stay-at-Home Mom Work History Gap?