Platform engineering vs. site reliability engineering (SRE): here’s what you need to know
These product focused engineering teams were now also supported by two functional areas called: site reliability engineering and platform engineering.
The evolution into DevOps and why it works today
Culturally, one of the most common themes for each organization was moving towards some form of a DevOps model. I also noticed that the majority of organizations I spoke to were on a slightly different journey or maturity level in terms of how they’d adopted or planned to adopt DevOps. A lot of where they were today was based on the roots of where they started off as an organization. For that reason, it’s important we know a little bit about the history of how we’ve made it to our cloud-native world as it is today.
My journey to SRE into 2020 and beyond
A curious quality of SREs is that academia didn’t prepare them for a role in this field. Instead, you find former software developers who found joy in preventing system outages. Others found downtime so reprehensible that they dedicate their careers to preventing it.
How to onboard new engineers remotely
Getting the onboarding process right is crucial for both the new employee and the larger engineering team. It has ramifications for team members’ short-and-long-term productivity, job satisfaction and retention. But onboarding can also be tricky, even in an office setting.
Getting new team members ready for on-call rotation
In an ideal scenario, a reasonably experienced engineer who is new to the team should become part of the on-call rotation as soon as he or she has a functioning company computer and credentials to access any systems needed to work on the code.