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Better Tools Happy Engineers

"The only thing constant in a Startup is Change"
If you aren't changing fast enough then order and complacency sets in which leads to mediocrity and you can soon become obsolete. We do biweekly releases and want to move to weekly and then daily releases. You can increase the release cadence, if you are able to automate most of the testing. But automation can't detect everything and things may break and the intent is to establish a culture of how can you prevent it but if you cant prevent it then how fast can diagnose and recover from it.

For a long time I had been pushing hard for a working centralized logging and after almost an year of trying to scale the ELK framework finally our team has been able to put a fast centralized logging system that's ingesting Terabytes of log per minute from thousands of nodes in production. This weekend we deployed a major architecture change by creating swimlanes in our cloud by directing different types of traffic to differe…