There are many worthy ideas in the Spotify engineering model. Some of them are a refinement of the matrixed models from the past. Most can be used without all the gaming jargon.
Any attempts at nano-services, trying to deploy micro-services manually, using them because they are trendy without real need, or re-using them between multiple systems will result in a disappointment we don’t really need at the moment.
Whether you are a guy at a reclaimed wood desk overlooking San Francisco's Mission district, or a girl in Africa at a reclaimed computer in a school built by a humanitarian mission, we are approaching the time when what we will only be limited by our creativity, and by our ability to dream and build great apps.
When I was a kid, I went to the movies to watch Mel Brooks' "History of The World, Part I". I had a great time and could not wait for the sequel (that featured, among other things, Hitler on ice, a Viking funeral and laser-shooting rabbis in 'Jews in Space' teaser). Alas, 'Part II' never came.... Continue Reading →
Update: I have received a ton of feedback on this post, and some of the well meaning criticism is concerned with the term 'dysfunctional', considering it a bit 'judgy' from somebody that is supposed to help these same teams. Apart from yielding a catchy title, Hacker News reader was spot on when he declared my... Continue Reading →