Composing better emails
No matter how much you like your chat application, you probably are still sending a lot of emails. Take the time and learn to email well. This article has some common recommendations that can speed up understanding of a communication and make people’s job easier.

Deconstructing the Monolith
Just because microservices are popular doesn’t mean they are the right answer for everything. Shopify was, for a long time, a single Ruby on Rails monolith. It got to the point where the developers were having a harder and harder time adding features and so they knew something had to be done. In the end, they decided to keep the monolith but to fracture it into components and enforce isolation.