Your team typically expects you do the best of both worlds: manage people and support technical decisions
Your team typically expects you do the best of both worlds: manage people and support technical decisions

To be an engineering manager, or a software development manager is a decision you make at some moment of your career. It's not an immutable decision and I'm pretty sure that the majority of software managers from time to time, entry to senior levels, think about returning to the technical path.

That’s totally normal: you were a software engineer some time before, it's your background. Code was your first passion in the software world.

In my point of view, the motivations that made you an engineering manager are one of below:

  • situation — the situation demanded someone to lead, the position was offered to you, and you…


Like every database, you should use Cassandra based on your data access patterns, so if you need a flexible database for ad-hoc queries or adaptable enough for constantly database model changes, you should consider other options.

Cassandra is a column-oriented DB and it’s really powerful when you have your data queries already defined. Datastax, the company that supports Cassandra, recommends you should start by designing your queries and then your data model in Cassandra. Despite the fact of your columnar structure, Cassandra support many data structures as a column(s) type, such as Maps. …


Think about a bank, it could be the easiest one to make a transfer or pay a bill, but if it is not secure and safe you’re not going to use this bank anymore. This same rules applies for API providers.

Safety in this context means that your API (Microservice) is protected from misuse and security means that your data is protected from malicious activities.

One of the ways to bring safety to your API ecosystem is by using Throttling policies. For creating a security platform not only for API providers, but also for API consumers, you should consider to implement an authentication process. …

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Marcus Cavalcanti

Currently @OLX. Previously @Amazon Web Services and @B2W Digital.

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