The Bike Shed

272: Hacking the Gibson

December 15th, 2020  •  33 mins 27 secs  •  Download (30.6 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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In this week's episode, Chris undertakes long-running background jobs that are performing duplicate work and adding significant load on the database. Steph shares her initial take of the book "Soul of a New Machine", a non-fiction account that chronicles the development of a mini-computer in the 1980s. They also dive into the question "how can teams turn a slow, hard to maintain test suite from a liability into an asset?" and touch on how to identify highly-functioning teams.