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The Pragmatic Engineer

Gergely Orosz, Nielet D'mello, Elin Nilsson

Big Tech and 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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The Pulse #92: GitHub’s AI-assisted developer workflow vision

Also: Google laying off engineers as their business is booming; a good period for startup fundraising and IPOs; and how WorkOS acquired devtools startup Warrant

a month ago

What is Security Engineering? Part 2.

A broad overview of the ever-developing security engineering field; a domain that can feel intimidating to some software engineers. With Nielet D'Mello, security engineer at Datadog. Part 2.

a month ago

The Pulse #91: The end of US non-competes within sight?

Also: the Humane AI pin flop and how it relates to the “AI goldrush,” and a look at whether developers will move from Redis to Valkey after a license change, or stay.

a month ago

Building Bluesky: a Distributed Social Network (Real-World Engineering Challenges)

Before we start: AI tooling for software development feels like it has hit "peak hype" across mainstream media. We would like to do a "reality check" and find out how engineers and teams are using these tools (and which tools/use cases are ...

a month ago


The writers behind this newsletter.

  • Gergely Orosz

    Writing The Pragmatic Engineer. Previously at Uber, Skype, Microsoft. Author of The Software Engineer's Guidebook.

  • Nielet D'mello

    Technology enthusiast with a focus on Application Security Engineering, love all things creativity

  • Elin Nilsson

    Tech industry researcher, engineer, enthusiast of things \ud83e\uddd1‍\ud83d\udcbb Doing research for The Pragmatic Engineer.

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