My thoughts on tech as I work on data platforms and infrastructure. Currently at Uber, previously at Yahoo.

  • The feel of Java, and Go

    June 15, 2018 by

    In an article titled The Feel of Java (PDF), James Gosling, one of the language’s creators, explains the design choices which went into the making of that language. He states frankly that Java was not meant to be innovative, but instead tried to synthesize a few carefully chosen long existing ideas to form a coherent… Read more

  • Lessons learnt building data pipelines — 1

    February 11, 2018 by

    It has been a few years since I embarked on what was then trendily called “data engineering”. That title — and the associated work — was an outgrowth of a tendency for computing systems to accumulate vastly more data than used to be the case before, and more importantly, try to extract business value by sifting through it. Nowadays… Read more

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