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Book: Software Engineering At Google

  • Culture, processes, and tools can help an organization manage scale and longevity

  • Software engineering is programming integrated with time, people, and trade-offs.

  • Causes of change over large time durations (over decades) include:

    • Security updates in dependencies
    • Future efficiency changes
      • Ex: CPU cycle time vs memory latency, rise of multi-core etc
  • It’s important to consider the consequences of your actions especially with large time and scale.

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