What Does It Take To Become a “Senior” Software Engineer.

What Does It Take To Become a “Senior” Software Engineer.

This article is a result of a discussion with one of our ” Ninja-neer”. He was interested in “Delivering Business Value” but not interested to take up People Management or other responsibilities. Do I have any pointers for people like him? Of course. So, we started discussing on ways he can contribute at a different …

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The 5 ways to Fail as Engineering Managers in Startups

The 5 ways to Fail as Engineering Managers in Startups

This article is a compilation of multiple years of my experience being an Engineering Manager and subsequently running the Tech Org and managing multiple Engineering Managers. I have tried to summarise and condense them. Having a good manager can make you feel supported, can boost your career growth (and sometimes personal), and help make your …

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Business Value Delivery by Engineering Teams in StartUps – Part 2

Business Value Delivery by Engineering Teams in StartUps – Part 2

In this multi-part post, I will try to articulate my view on the importance of business value and its delivery by engineering teams. This is the second part, where I will share my perspective on the “How of it”. Part 2: The How of it – Define, Visualise, Prioritise, Develop, Deliver & Measure. 1). Define …

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Engineering Leadership in Start-Ups: Engineering Manager, Director, VP of Engineering.

Engineering Leadership in Start-Ups: Engineering Manager, Director, VP of Engineering.

This post is partly the result of my discussions with our People practice leader and talent acquisition executive. ITILITE is at a phase of growth, where are looking for more engineering & product management bandwidth. And I had to think hard to write the various Job-Descriptions. So, I have tried to generalise it using my …

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Building a Log-Management & Analytics Solution for Your StartUp

Building a Log-Management & Analytics Solution for Your StartUp

Building a Log-Management & Analytics Solution for Your StartUp Background: As described in an earlier post, I run the Engineering at an early stage #traveltech #startup called Itilite. So, one of my responsibility is to architect, build and manage the cloud infrastructure for the company. Even though I have had designed/built and maintained the cloud infrastructure …

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What is SA-Core-2018-002 and How Acquia Mitigated 500000 attacks on Drupal

What is SA-Core-2018-002 and How Acquia Mitigated 500000 attacks on Drupal

Disclaimer: I have been working on WCMS and specifically with Acquia/Drupal for more than seven years. And in that period, I have developed a Love/hate relationship with Drupal. Love for Drupal 6 and hate for 7. Or something like that. So my views may be slightly unneutral.   On March 28th, the Drupal Security Team released …

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DevOps Post Series : 2, How to install and configure SSL/TLS Certificate on AWS EC2

DevOps Post Series : 2, How to install and configure SSL/TLS Certificate on AWS EC2

Assumption: It is assumed, you have launched an EC2 instance with a valid Key, configured the Security groups, Installed Apache/Nginx and have deployed your app. Background: Now, its time to configure your TLS/SSL certificate. Why would you want to configure your own certificate, when you can get Amazon to issue a free TLS/SSL certificate? Well, …

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DevOps Post Series : 1, How to install and configure LAMP on AWS EC2

DevOps Post Series : 1, How to install and configure LAMP on AWS EC2

In this #DevOps centric series of blog posts, I will write about some of the interesting yet common problems and their solutions or quick guides and how-tos. This is the result of setting up a new #Datacenter setup for the #Startup I am working.   In this post, I will assume that you have already …

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How to Disable an Adblocker-blocker or Create an Anti-Adblock Killer!

How to Disable an Adblocker-blocker or Create an Anti-Adblock Killer!

History & Theory: Digital Advertisement: I get it. Ads are a necessary evil in content delivery game. Hell, I have been in the engineering side of content delivery for 10 yrs myself.  So, back in the days of #dotcom #bubble, we endured Banner ADs. When the #BigBrother, oops #Google came up, they swept the market …

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