Programming

WIP Small Companies Own the Future - Jan 2024 - Alex Alejandre

We often think of big tech as a threat, monopolistic entities choking freedom from the internet.

Software Architecture Today - Jan 2024 - Alex Alejandre

tl;dr: Our architecture (software) is about the boundaries between, not the things themselves.

Revolt of the Simple - Jan 2024 - Alex Alejandre

tl;dr: The main struggle in tech today is adopting tools because big tech uses them, because they’re cool.

The Future of Pro User Software - Sep 2023 - Alex Alejandre

Better abstractions and simpler environments will free our minds and creativity

Open Standards - Sep 2023 - Alex Alejandre

Why did XMPP fail?

Design Docs - Jul 2023 - Alex Alejandre

At Google, before starting a project, you write an informal document defining the design, documenting:

Thoughts on My Blog - Jun 2023 - Alex Alejandre

I overthought designing this blog.

Big Open Source - May 2023 - Alex Alejandre

tl;dr: Open source is a moat for big tech. SaaS is the best startups can do right now.

WIP Programming Systems - May 2023 - Alex Alejandre

There aren’t just programming languages, but entire systems. There’s small talk or a lisp machine, but then UNIX with C and shells (and Python etc.

Architecting Observability - May 2023 - Alex Alejandre

tl;dr: 10 construction workers stand and watch one man dig a hole, that’s the cloud today!

Walmart's Hybdrid Cloud - Feb 2023 - Alex Alejandre

Walmart Cloud Native Platform (WCNP) is an interesting case study (though proliferating buzzwords garner the odd chuckle).

SaaS Propaganda - Jan 2023 - Alex Alejandre

I play devil’s advocate, steelmanning SaaS' business use.

Antikubernetes Propaganda - Oct 2022 - Alex Alejandre

Once upon a time in a simpler world, there were but system admins.

Anticloud Propaganda - Jul 2022 - Alex Alejandre

tl;dr: What’s your cost per request (cpr)? How much does more monitoring and logging cost for what gain in uptime/reliability/visibility and more importantly, customer satisfaction?

Docker the Company's Death - Jul 2022 - Alex Alejandre

How to commercialize open source?

The Customer is Always Wrong - Jun 2021 - Alex Alejandre

How many times have you thought or heard: “What if there were a tool so powerful you could write your specifications in it, it would make them happen?

About the Go Compiler - Jan 2018 - Alex Alejandre

edit: a recent discussion which will shed much more light on this https://www.