Ronny Kohavi, Head of Data and Experimentation at Microsoft, AirBnB, and Amazon revealed that internal findings has shown that 60–90% of actions fueled by intuition does not create additional value and worse, has negative value.

That’s HUGE!

As much as we want to paint ourselves as the epitome of intelligence…


Behold, The Blitzscaling

In the book entitled Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh, they noted an interesting framework by which to evaluate the various stages of a growing company. That framework is shown in the table below:


A research in 2004 consisting of 1018 participants around the intensity of positive and negative experiences in various interpersonal activities reveals some rather remarkable results. …


A research in 2006 from the University of South Wales brings into focus the tremendous productivity drain negativity has in a team. …


The title is a clickbait!

In the Software Engineering Department, a common mantra is to optimize. We optimize software performance, SLOs, development speed and so on. This, as you shall see later, is the wrong north star.

The Predisposition to Optimize

It is interesting to note that software engineers are conditioned to think about optimization, not to anyone’s fault…


In a recent article published by Dave Burke, Android 12 is introducing access to app digests.

Here’s how they described it:

For apps that need to validate the integrity of app packages installed on Android devices, we’re introducing a new API that lets you query the platform directly for the…


Gracias Dilbert. You nailed it once again!

Ah, that age old question. When you Google it, you’ll see a range of answers from yes, to no, to it depends.

So with the hodgepodge of answers all over the web, why is there a need for another one like this? It’s because addressing the question requires one to…


A question was raised awhile back about how one can distinguish between a junior and a senior Software Engineer. While many answers can be given, and rightly should, the linchpin eventually boils down to this: how the engineer thinks.

Juniors ask the what. Mid levels ask the how. …


Just last week, news broke out that Twitter is shutting down Periscope. This left a rather sobering reminder that paranoia in perpetuity is perhaps the only surest way to survive a dog-eat-dog world. Periscope was huge back then. Though not a user myself, I was a fan of how they…


This paragraph ought to be one of those things most of us just skip because the meat of the article is right down there. So instead of me wasting my time and yours to read through a wall of unproductive text, let’s dive into it.

1. Expand Your Network with People Overseas

Back in the pre-pandemic days…

Julius Uy

VP of Software Engineering at Hubble | Former Head of Mobile and TV Engineering at Rakuten Viki. Outside of work, a philosopher, photographer, and traveller.

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