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December 15, 2020 33 min
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. This episode is brought to you by: ScoutAPM ( - Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy. HelloFresh ( - Visit HelloFresh and use code bikeshed80 to get $80 off including free shipping. ExpressVPN ( - Click through to can get an extra 3 months free on a one-year package. Sidekiq ( The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder ( Bike Shed Episode 236 - Featuring "The Cuckoo's Egg" by Cliff Stoll ( Hackers ( WarGames ( Labyrinth ( Therapeutic Refactoring by Katrina Owen ( Goodhart's law ( Drive by Daniel Pink ( Become a Sponsor ( of The Bike Shed!
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