Article Roundup - January 17, 2020
From 15,000 database connections to under 100: DigitalOcean's tale of tech debt
Tech debt can be a nasty thing, but when the scale of your application or infrastructure keeps growing that tech debt can turn into a many-headed hydra. DigitalOcean is a developer-focused cloud hosting provider and has been enjoying quite a bit of success, but that success meant their tech debt was getting out of control.
Goodbye, Clean Code
Dan Abramov is one of the people highly visible in the React community and in this post to his blog he posits what some might consider blasphemy: Clean Code isn't the end-all-be-all. He doesn't suggest Clean Code should be thrown out entirely, but merely that it has its place and it should be a guide to get started and not an instruction manual.