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Why Kafka Is so Fast

Apache Kafka is optimized for throughput at the expense of latency and jitter, while preserving other desirable qualities, such as durability, strict record order, and at-least-once delivery semantics. When someone says ‘Kafka is fast’, and assuming they are at least mildly competent, you can assume they are referring to Kafka’s ability to safely accumulate and distribute a very high number of records in a short amount of time.

AWS AZs: Not all are Equal

Availability zone IDs are consistent across AWS accounts!

AZ IDs are new for me!

How to Build an SRE Team with a Growth Mindset

Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts).

Top 20 Dockerfile best practices

well crafted Dockerfile will avoid the need for privileged containers, exposing unnecessary ports, unused packages, leaked credentials, etc., or anything that can be used for an attack. Getting rid of the known risks in advance will help reduce your security management and operational overhead.

Mistakes I’ve Made as an Engineering Manager

I’ve been a manager for many years at companies of different scale. Through these experiences, I’ve done my share of learning, and made some mistakes along that way that were important lessons for me. I want to share those with you.

How to create an inclusive space for different personalities

Introverts generally need time to think and process information before they respond to anything, which can be difficult in a group situation where they’ve not had any context set ahead of time. It can also be difficult if they’re surrounded by extroverts who don’t need that time and start chiming in immediately with ideas.

Stop Keeping Score

Want the happiest life? Check the boxes of success and adventure, and do it as early as possible! Then move on to the next set of boxes. She who dies with the most checked boxes wins, right?

This explain really well why I never wanted music to become my job.