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The Pragmatic Engineer

Gergely Orosz, Diego Ballona

Big Tech and high-growth startups, from the inside. Highly relevant for software engineers and managers, useful for those working in tech.


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Latest Issues

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Running a reorg as an engineering leader, and how to make the most of a reorg, as someone caught up in the middle of this.

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Also: Amazon’s RTO on the way, Stack Overflow cutting down on product development,Google reducing perks and the story of Excalidraw.

11 days ago

A new way to measure developer productivity – from the creators of DORA and SPACE

👋 Hi, this is Gergely with a bonus, free issue of the Pragmatic Engineer Newsletter. In every issue, I cover challenges at Big Tech and startups through the lens of engineering managers and senior engineers.

12 days ago

Inside Datadog’s $5M Outage (Real-World Engineering Challenges #8)

👋 Hi, this is Gergely with the monthly free issue of the Pragmatic Engineer Newsletter. In every issue, I cover challenges at Big Tech and startups through the lens of engineering managers and senior engineers.

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The writers behind this newsletter.

  • Gergely Orosz

    Writing The Pragmatic Engineer, advisor at Previously at Uber, Skype, Microsoft. Author of a few books:

  • Diego Ballona

    I like building products and teams to solve mission-critical challenges. I also write about engineering management, software engineering and product development on Twitter as @dballona and on my blog

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