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FireHydrant's POV and thoughts

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Alert Fatigue and Your Health

2021-03-09

Alert fatigue can not only cost not only cause more errors and financially impact your business but can also be detrimental to your health. This post goes over how alert fatigue manifests and some ideas on how to combat it,

EngineeringThoughts

It's Time We Throw Out the Usage of 'Postmortem'

2021-02-10

Why are we using the term 'postmortem' when no one died? In any other job, conducting a postmortem means someone perished, so we need to switch to another phrase to lessen the gruesomeness of software incidents. I wanted to provide some ideas that your organization could possibly run with as a replacement to “Postmortem.”

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2021 is the Year of Reliability

2021-01-19

We all know it: You expect your software tools to work every time, all the time. Let's do better this year - there’s no better time than now to dedicate effort to fireproofing your software.

EngineeringThoughts

Build Your API First

2020-09-21

Going API first will save you headaches in the long run. This post shares why choosing to go API first from Day 1 will be a game-changer for your business, and the decisions we made at FireHydrant to do this.

EngineeringCultureThoughts

The Culture of the Codebase

2020-06-24

We like to have fun when we build our product - read about how Rebecca Black's "Friday" snuck its way into our codebase.

ThoughtsEngineering

Avoid Institutionalized Incident Nonsense

2019-11-12

ow to get past the nonsense and look at problems differently.

EngineeringThoughts

A Single Person On-Call “Rotation” is a Critical Vulnerability

2019-10-09

Why distributing your on-call workload is critical.