Powering BBC Online with nanoservices

A pseudo-serverless approach to making flexible APIs and websites The BBC has a wide range of websites and apps, ranging from the huge, global BBC News to the specialist, such as Bitesize. Creating this broad variety of experiences, in an affordable and reliable way, is a big technical challenge. To achieve this, one approach we’ve…

Can You Stop Using Story Points?

Note: This post is targeted at product managers who may have missed the Agile community’s long-running debate over story point estimation. As PMs, we may only marginally influence this practice, but we should make sure we aren’t complicit in abuse/misuse, and that we advocate for what helps our teammates. I’m currently in the middle of…

Finally Free Escape Is Now Open Source

Today we’re excited to announce that Escape, our cross-cloud release engineering toolkit, has been open sourced! Escape is a command line tool written in Go to help with the release engineering, life-cycle management and Continuous Delivery of software platforms and its artefacts. Managing Multiple Environments Whether it’s source code. cloud infrastructure, data or documentation; most…

The Missing 23rd of the Month

Previously, I explained why the 11th of most months is mentioned far less than the other days in the Google Ngrams database of English literature from 1800-2008. This was to solve a long-standing question posed in an xkcd comic. While researching this, I encountered another mystery: the 2nd, 3rd, 22nd, and 23rd are unusually low as well—but only until the…

The Ultimate Guide to Passing Job Interviews

This  guide to job interview is an encyclopedia of all the information that job seekers and interviewees of different forms need to know. It encompasses every minute detail of a job interview, starting from the point of getting an interview schedule to professionally acing the interview. It also contains how to be effective and efficient…

Programming in 2018

Programming in 2018 1 point by newbieweb 9 minutes ago | hide | past | web | favorite | discuss I’m looking to get into Web development. I’ve learned somethings about PHP and Javascript just never really made anything. Read a bunch of books and online courses. What does one need to learn in 2018…

Is Anyone Good Enough for an H1-B Visa?

Advertisement Six months ago I won the lottery — the H-1B visa processing lottery for skilled foreign workers. I called my thrilled parents and celebrated with friends. I’m from northeastern China and have an M.B.A. from Stanford, and was planning to stay in Silicon Valley to help start a company based on a promising new…