Lorin Hochstein

Ramblings about software, research and other things

Operations engineering

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Operations Engineering is the application of software engineering practices and principles to achieve and sustain operational excellence.

The quote above is from a re:Invent talk given by Josh Evans at Netflix. The phrasing appeals to me because it explicitly links operations and software engineering. I also recommend the talk if you’re interested in the topic of operations engineering at Netflix. (For context: Josh is my manager’s manager’s manager).

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October 27, 2015 at 1:23 am

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Review: Software Developers’ Perceptions of Productivity

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I wrote a paper review for It Never Work In Theory.

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August 22, 2015 at 7:35 pm

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Over-engineering as a safety technique

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The limitation of over-engineering as a safety technique is that the extra weight and volume may begin to contribute to the very problem that it was intended to solve. No-one knows how much of the volume of code of a large system is due to over-engineering, or how much this costs in terms of reliability. In general safety engineering, it is not unknown for catastrophes to be caused by the very measures that are introduced to avoid them.

How Did Software Get So Reliable Without Proof?, C.A.R. Hoare

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June 28, 2015 at 1:57 pm

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Ansible: Up and Running is out!

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My book on Ansible is now done! You can get the ebook today, print edition should be out in a few weeks.

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April 30, 2015 at 9:50 pm

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New paper review

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I reviewed a paper at Never Work In Theory.

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February 15, 2015 at 10:21 am

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Ansible: Up and Running

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I’m writing a book about Ansible. You can grab a free preview version of the book that contains the first three chapters.

Ansible-Ebook

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November 9, 2014 at 5:50 pm

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Paper review: Simple Testing Can Prevent Most Critical Failures

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October 9, 2014 at 9:55 am

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