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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 (https://scoutapm.com/bikeshed) - Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy. HelloFresh (https://HelloFresh.com/bikeshed80) - Visit HelloFresh and use code bikeshed80 to get $80 off including free shipping. ExpressVPN (https://www.expressvpn.com/bikeshed) - Click through to can get an extra 3 months free on a one-year package. Sidekiq (https://github.com/mperham/sidekiq) The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder (https://www.tracykidder.com/the-soul-of-a-new-machine.html) Bike Shed Episode 236 - Featuring "The Cuckoo's Egg" by Cliff Stoll (https://www.bikeshed.fm/236) Hackers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackers_(film)) WarGames (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WarGames) Labyrinth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth_(1986_film)) Therapeutic Refactoring by Katrina Owen (https://youtu.be/KA9i5IGS-oU) Goodhart's law (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodhart%27s_law) Drive by Daniel Pink (https://www.danpink.com/drive./) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of The Bike Shed!
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