Snowpal: Software Development and Architecture

Snowpal: Software Development and Architecture

We’ve been doing Software Development and Architecture work for a while at Snowpal, and currently have several B2B and B2C products in production. In this podcast, we’ll share our experiences on a regular basis to help you & your teams build great software. The topics covered in this podcast will include Product Management, Project Management, Architecture, Development, Deployment, Security, Release Management, Sales, Marketing, Advertising, and just about everything else an ambitious, fast growing startup based out of the US is likely to be involved in. So, join us. Let’s become better!

Episodes

February 20, 2024 58 mins

Tracy Ragan⁠ discusses software supply chain management and the importance of generating and consuming Software Bill of Materials (SBOMs) in decoupled architectures. She explains the challenges of managing libraries and dependencies in microservices and the need for aggregated SBOMs. Tracy emphasizes the importance of rapid response to vulnerabilities and the value of SBOMs in facilit...

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In this podcast episode, Krish compares the Instacart and Wegmans apps to identify commonalities and similarities. He discusses the reusability and integration of backend systems, highlighting the benefits of leveraging existing solutions rather than reinventing the wheel. Krish also explains Snowpal's business model, which focuses on selling software and licenses to other companies. ...

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In this podcast episode, Krish explores Teradata from scratch. He starts by introducing Teradata as a complete cloud analytics and data platform, suitable for building large-scale data warehousing applications. He explains the concepts of data warehousing, data lakes, and data marts. Krish then explores Teradata's platform and products, including Teradata Vantage and ClearScape Analytics. He demonstrates how to get started with Ter...

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In this podcast episode, ⁠Dr. Deva Rangarajan⁠ discusses the topic of prospecting in sales. The conversation covers various aspects of prospecting, including the changes in prospecting over time, the difference between advertising and marketing, and the role of sales and marketing in outbound and inbound prospecting. The discussion also touches on the effectiveness of cold calling and...

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    In this podcast, Krish discusses the importance of using diagrams to effectively communicate within teams. He shares examples of different types of diagrams, including sequence diagrams, flowcharts, and mind maps. Krish emphasizes the productivity and efficiency gained by using digital tools to create diagrams, rather than manually drawing them. He also highlights the value of diagram...

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    In this podcast, Krish explores the process of digital analysis and how to take the analysis forward. He discusses different approaches to analyzing product usage, including general product usage analysis, client-specific product usage analysis, feature-specific product usage analysis, ad hoc analysis, and usage pattern analysis. Krish emphasizes the importance of communicating the an...

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    This podcast episode explores digital analytics tools, with a focus on FullStory. The host provides an overview of digital analytics and its importance in understanding user behavior and improving online marketing strategies. The features and configuration of FullStory are discussed, including the ability to analyze user activity, track frustrated sessions and rage clicks, and use UTM...

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    In this podcast, Krish discusses how each individual represents not only themselves but also a larger population. He emphasizes the importance of credibility, professionalism, clear communication, and commitment to deliverables. Krish also highlights the significance of reputation and how it can impact others who share similarities. He advises learning the paradigms of the organizatio...

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    January 22, 2024 36 mins

    In this podcast episode, Krish discusses employee retention and the overall employee experience. He shares insights and tips based on his experience in software development and running a startup. The conversation covers various topics such as job descriptions, recruiter reach out, interview processes, communication and feedback, onboarding, promotions and pay raises, time off policies...

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    In this episode, Krish and Kramer discuss the impact of the automated economy on global economic growth. They explore the differences in the adoption of automated economy between countries and the role of culture in this process. They also identify the countries that are likely to have the largest impact on the automated economy, including India, African countries, South Asian countries, and Latin American countries. The conversati...

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    In this podcast, Prasanna Veeraswamy discusses his travels to 200 countries and the cultural differences he encountered. The conversation explores the hypothetical scenario of introducing technology to individuals from different countries and the potential impact on happiness. The shared experiences and commonalities between people in Africa are also discussed. The conversation conclu...

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    In this podcast episode, Krish and ⁠Prasanna⁠ continue their conversation about Prasanna's travels. They focus on Africa, discussing its diversity and unique characteristics. They also explore the impact of technology, specifically YouTube consumption, in different regions. The episode concludes with a thought-provoking question about happiness in different cultural contexts.

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    In this podcast episode, Krish and ⁠Prasanna⁠ discuss the challenges and strategies for building relationships and effective communication in remote work environments. They explore the cultural differences that can impact communication styles and offer insights on how to bridge those gaps. They also discuss the importance of creating off-sites and team building activities to foster co...

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    In this podcast, Krish continues the Terraform series by bringing another resource under Terraform's management without using the import block. He demonstrates how to create and modify a Docker container image using Terraform. He also explores the process of destroying resources and discuss some limitations and considerations.

    Takeaways

    • You can bring exis...
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    In this podcast, Krish explores the various connectors available in Confluent Cloud. He starts by recapping the previous podcasts and the basics of Confluent Cloud. Krish then focuses on connectors, explaining their value and why they can reduce the need for writing code. He explores different connectors, such as the data gen source connector and the MongoDB Atlas connectors. Krish al...

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    In this podcast, Krish and ⁠Jason⁠ discuss the cultural aspects of remote work and the importance of knowing each other in a remote setting. They explore whether it is necessary for engineers to know each other and the responsibility of individuals and organizations in fostering relationships. They also touch on the impact of engagement length on building relationships and the importa...

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    In this podcast episode, Krish interviews Jason Crum, a Senior Enterprise Architect, about remote work from an engineer's perspective. They discuss various aspects of remote work, including pre-pandemic, during pandemic, and post-pandemic experiences, preferences for remote or in-office work, benefits and challenges of remote work, limitations of remote work, social interaction, pairi...

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    In this podcast episode, the host continues from the previous episodes in the Confluent Cloud series and focuses on consuming messages. The consumer code is reviewed, and the concept of group ID is explained. The process of initializing the consumer and subscribing to topics is demonstrated. The use of channels in Go for message consumption is explored. The host troubleshoots issues r...

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    In this podcast episode, the host continues the discussion on Confluent Cloud and focuses on adding a consumer and creating a Go client. The process of building a producer and troubleshooting and debugging common issues is also covered. The host explores topics such as topic creation, error handling, and configuration. Known issues and workarounds are discussed, along with cluster settings and security protocols. The episode conclu...

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    In this podcast, the host explores Confluent Cloud, a fully managed Kafka service. The host shares their experience with RabbitMQ and Kafka and explains the value of using a managed service like Confluent Cloud. They walk through the process of signing up for an account, creating a cluster, generating API keys, and creating topics. The host also discusses the use of connectors and introduces ksqlDB and Apache Flink. They explore cl...

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