Common Weakness Enumeration


The common weakness enumeration is an amazing document. Imagine if there was such a document for architecture/construction. That document would contain admonitions like - "remember to put in structural supports for upper floors" and   "don't lay floors on dirt" or "make sure there are no free unterminated wires left hanging…

Google’s engineering culture


Article in the New Yorker on Google contains a fascinating description of a product design meeting: Page and Brin had wanted an upgrade of an existing product, and they were unhappy with what they were hearing from the engineers. At first, they were stonily silent, slid down in their chairs,…