How good are your internal tools?

VMware bububu
May 18, 2018 13 Comments

I mean - infra/internal cloud, CI/CD, pre-commit tests, etc. I hear at Google they are pretty good. What about FB, Amazon, other high-profile companies? I have to say our stuff can be pretty frustrating.

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  • Amazon / Eng FirePhone
    Amazon is terrible. Apollo is always down and the ui is a mess. Pipelines provide no support for testing your code, test fails, everything’s blocked. Brazil is ungodly slow and just the most awful thing ever. SIM has the worst UI imaginable why can’t we just use jira !! Aahhh I hate it here
    May 18, 2018 7
    • Amazon jd9
      I don’t agree with many of these statements subjectively, and objectively a couple of them are just false.
      May 18, 2018
    • Amazon uhsvtyv
      Amazon used to be good in 2010, now they lag behind and can't scale
      May 18, 2018
    • Facebook ___🐜__
      Last time I heard, if you ran a service you would get 50 dev servers that you ssh'd into to set up your service. Is that still the case?
      May 18, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng FirePhone
      ^^ yes of course it is it’s very easy to get hardware at amazon, just put in a request on the slowest internal website at amazon with a UI that’s actually worse than sim, then wait weeks or even months for the approvals to come in and get trash talked if you ping anyone directly to hurry up the approval
      May 18, 2018
    • Amazon jd9
      ^^ lol this is definitely objectively true
      May 18, 2018
    • Facebook ___🐜__
      No I mean, do you actually manage machines through `ssh`? At Google when we wanted more servers, we'd just increase the number in the config file and the task scheduler would launch more instances in all the configured DCs automatically
      May 18, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng FirePhone
      Nope not how it works you need to fill out online forms, deal with a shit tool, order them , and wait
      May 18, 2018
  • Facebook ___🐜__
    Google is awesome. FB is good but very obviously behind. Still much better than anything outside FANG last time I worked there.
    May 18, 2018 0
  • IBM gIrL06
    Hit me up! We can solve all your infrastructure needs.
    May 18, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    Apple is just getting started on infra 🙁
    May 18, 2018 0
  • Capital One / Ops
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    tire swingmore
    I wish I had more hands so I could give these tools four thumbs down.
    May 18, 2018 0

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