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ES7 await/async and superagent

TL;DR await/async are awesome, and you should use them instead of callbacks wherever you can (which is everywhere.) Async functions for ECMAScript is a stage 3 (“candidate”) proposal for inclusion in the next version…

Part 4/5: Everyone is a DBA

DBAs may be the last remaining priesthood in our industry. But software engineers and operations engineers are increasingly finding themselves responsible for precious company data, and DBAs are increasingly adopting generalist skillsets and best…

Part 2/5: Dear Software Engineers

Observability is not a thing for operations or some other team to care about. Software engineers, you are increasingly the primary owners of your own services … and this is a great thing. Developers,…