Key Takeaways from the DynamoDB Paper
Alex DeBrie’s commentary on the “10 years of DynamoDB” paper published recently by AWS. Together with Marc Brooker’s commentary (at https://brooker.co.za/blog/2022/07/12/dynamodb.html), this is a good review.
(tags: scalability scaling dynamodb aws storage services architecture)
Oncall Compensation for Software Engineers
A survey of the current state of SWE on-call activities and cultures across the industry. Pretty good, except the first part of this series is still unreadable as it’s subscriber-only, and I am irrationally peeved by the Irish companies tagged as “Global” whereas companies in other EU countries are named as such. Give us the credit when due :)
(tags: compensation oncall salaries on-call industry software-engineering work jobs working-culture)
But every bezzle ends. The Saudi royals – who provided much of the billions used to prop up the Uber bezzle in its first decades – cashed out with the company’s IPO. The company may lure in some new suckers and delay the exodus of current bag-holders with its current fantasy of infinite price-hikes and wage theft, but that’s a fantasy, too.
(tags: uber business technology scams hubert-horan tech)