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Chaos engineering helps DevOps cope with complexity

How open source is spreading chaos thinking.

Scott Triglia // Stripe

Using ‘Roofshots’ to make impossible decisions

A developer superpower to tackle complicated projects.

Monica Powell // Newsela

How to hone your new superpower: teaching

In part two of Monica's series on the value of documentation, she discusses the mindset, process and benefits of public documentation.

James Turnbull // Sotheby's

Optimize local dev environments for better onboarding

Empower your new engineers to hit the ground running.

Monica Powell // Newsela

Using code as documentation to save time and share context

In part one of her series, Monica shares how to do documentation to help yourself and others.

Anthony Sottile // Sentry.io

Code review is too late for code quality

Let the computers fight the style war so you can focus on what really matters.

Colby Fayock // Applitools

Overcoming human error with code automation and testing

From linting to deployment, here’s how to use automation to cut back grunt work and maximize fun.

David Noël-Romas // Stripe

Time management for makers

As makers, software engineers should adopt these seven essential habits.

Aaron Turner // WebAssembly

From hacking prepaid phones to maintaining WebAssembly

Aaron Turner learned code to upgrade his phone, change his life, and give those with limited means access to better tools.

Kevin Riggle

How to write an internal production failure incident communication

What do you say when the system is down?

Angie Jones // Applitools

Demystifying developer advocacy

A seasoned developer advocate's answers to the most common DevRel FAQs.

Joe Lust // mabl

Walking the walk: bringing end-to-end automation and testing to internal teams

On creating streamlined workflows and a seamless developer experience with built-in CI/CD.

George Swan // Autodesk

Transforming productivity with a ‘whole product’ CI/CD pipeline

How a shift towards innersource and shared best practices unified teams on a single DevOps pipeline.

Austin Hemmelgarn // Netdata

Connected by collaboration: unifying DevOps and open source

On building a developer-first release process for all: remote teams, enterprise users, and the open source community.

Kevin Mo // Front

Boosting speed and scalability with continuous deployments

Why building fast means balancing risk and practicality—from infrastructure migration to project management.

Evan You // Vue

Starting with an idea and building a community

How Evan empowers developers to first define and then reach their goals.

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