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Scalable Policies

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Book: Software Engineering At Google
  • Policies that are scalable.

  • Ex: Churn rule

    • In Engineering, Infra teams do the work of migrating their users to new versions.
  • Ex: Beyonce rule: If you liked it, you should have put a CI test on it

    • Ex: If Infra teams break product but don’t fail CI tests, it’s not their fault
  • Ex: Necessary work such as upgrades could be done by a team of people as org scales.

  • Policies at large time and scale can have unforseen, highly impactful consequences

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