The Best of Gergely Orosz
10+ most popular Gergely Orosz articles, as voted by our community.
Writing @Pragmatic_Eng & @EngGuidebook. Advisor @mobile__dev. Formerly Uber & Skype. Great tech jobs: http://pragmaticurl.com/talent. Contact: http://pragmaticurl.com/contact
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Uber’s engineering level changes
Uber revamped its engineering levels in 2022. How did the levels evolve over time, why was it time to change, and what were they? I’ve collected details.
Gergely Orosz on Distributed Systems
Distributed architecture concepts I learned while building a large payments system
I joined Uber two years ago as a mobile software engineer with some backend experience. I ended up building the payments functionality in the app - and rewriting the app on the way. Afterwards, I…
Gergely Orosz on Mentoring
Developers mentoring other developers: practices I've seen work well
How does mentoring work? I asked this question ten years into my software engineering career when I joined Uber. Until then, I've never received or done mentoring, or at least never put this label on…
Gergely Orosz on Scrum
How Big Tech Runs Tech Projects and the Curious Absence of Scrum
A survey of how tech projects run across the industry highlights Scrum being absent from Big Tech. Why is this, and are there takeaways others should take note of?
«Higher pay, justified by higher leverage. Companies that leverage engineers well, have no trouble paying close to the top of the market, or above it.»
Gergely Orosz on Software Engineering
Which companies pay for oncall, and how much? Philosophies across the industry for paying for standby duty and numbers from 80 companies.
Resiliency in Distributed Systems
Two chapters from the book Understanding Distributed Systems by Roberto Vitillo
Gergely Orosz on Technology
Compensation at Publicly Traded Tech Companies
Insights from 50 publicly traded tech companies, and a list of those paying the most and the least in median total compensation.
What Big Tech layoffs suggest for the industry
Microsoft, Amazon and Salesforce have announced large layoffs in January. What will these events mean for the rest of the industry?
Gergely Orosz on webdev
The State of Frontend in 2022
Analysis of The State of Frontend survey with 3,700 respondents. What engineering practices and technologies are gaining momentum in the field?
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Shipping to Production
Approaches for shipping code to production reliably, every time.
Holiday Book Recommendations for Engineering Managers, Software Engineers and Product Managers
Books perfect as reading or gifts during the end-of-year break for those working in tech. 95 book recommendations. I’ve always found books are an underrated way to learn something new. Great books…
How to Lead a Project
On my engineering team, every team member eventually leads a project, no matter how junior (or senior) they are. This is a practice I've built up over years. We've shipped complex projects like…
Real-world Engineering Challenges #8: Breaking up a Monolith
A deep dive into how Khan Academy took a 1 million-line Python monolith and split it into ~40 Go services in a more than 3 year-long project.
Inside Uber’s move to the Cloud: Part 1
Uber has operated its own data centers for 9 years. What challenges did the company face, and why is it considering moving to the Cloud? Part 1.
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