For a startup or a small biz in its infancy, every opportunity looks like a pot of gold.
For more than a year I’ve worked (with an awesome team) on taking Travis CI from an continuous integration platform for open source projects into a small business with a profitable product.
A few weeks back I came across a post that struck home in several ways. “How I Fired myself” (cached version) is a short story of a developer who accidentally deleted the entire users table in production while working on a new feature. You should read the whole thing, go ahead, I’ll wait for you.
Hi, I’m Mathias, and I’m a developer. Other than a lot of you at this conference, I’m far from being a monitoring expert. If anything, I’m a user, a tinkerer of all the great tools we’re hearing about at this conference.
Failure is still one of the most undervalued things in our business, in most businesses really. We still tend to point fingers elsewhere, blame the other department, or try anything to cover our asses.