Anyone who has maintained software for a while knows that it tends to rot over time. It takes deliberate effort to prevent that from happening. In this post I will talk about a story how one team successfully dealt with it and conclude with some practical tips.

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It is the layoff season and some of us may need to get into the interview mode. I’ve done hundreds of interviews in the past few years to hire the best talent but I’ve spent a significant time on the other side of the interview table as well.

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I’ve been interviewing, shaping the recruitment pipeline, onboarding and working closely with other Staff engineers. In my current gig as a Senior Staff engineer, I find myself digging into a new cluster (roughly 100–200 people) every few months which means I practically need to be onboarded as if I was…

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