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What Programming Language Should I Use to Build a Startup?

Often entrepreneurs ask me 'What technology should I build my startup on?' There is no right or wrong answer to this question. It's a decision every company makes for itself, depending on what it's trying to build and the skills of its cofounders. Nonetheless, there are a few rules that one should adhere to. We discuss them in this blog post.

Incident Response Policy

What happens in your company when a production incident occurs? Usually in a typical startup, you will see engineers running around frantically trying to resolve the problem. However, as soon as the incident is resolved, they forget about it and go back to their usual business. A good incident response policy can help bring order into chaos. We provide a sample template in this blog post.

Why Software Deadlines Never Make Sense

We discuss why software deadlines usually don't make sense.

Analyzing Front-End Performance With Just a Browser

We discuss a number of freely available online tools which can be used to analyze bottlenecks in your website.

Why Smaller Businesses Can't Ignore Security and How They Can Achieve It On a Budget

In this article, we show that security is both important and achievable for smaller companies without breaking a bank.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

We're hiring multiple engineers at Gilt Groupe. If you are interested, drop me a note to "yampolskiy AT gmail DOT com"
  • App Engineers for Gilt and Gilt City. Lead Engineers too.
  • App Engineer for New Sales Types initiative
  • Technology generalist with 3+ years experience developing web applications and an understanding of the full web stack. Experience with java/jsp and a passion for iterative development and constant refinement of code by utilizing automated tests.
  • Finance Engineer
    Web/database app developer with 5+ years experience, preferrably with at least 2 of them finance-focused
  • Warehouse Engineer
    Web/database app developer with 4+ years experience, including significant systems integration.
  • Senior/Principal Mobile Engineer
    Help establish our mobile strategy for all Gilt properties. Participate in the design of our mobile products for all Gilt properties. Help improve our mobile infrastructure and platform for all Gilt properties. Implement our mobile products for all Gilt properties.
  • Dir/VP Eng Gilt City
  • Data Architect/Engineer
    Experienced, solution-focused Data Engineer/Architect who is passionate about data and understanding data relationships. Able to analyze and interpret requirements for logical and physical data models in order to design, develop, and review data storage strategies/techniques (e.g., ODS, DM, OLAP, HOLAP, ROLAP, MOLAP, ELT, ETL, MR)
  • QA Manager
  • DW QA Engineer
  • Finance QA Engineer
  • Internal Support Analyst
  • Senior Systems Engineer (Tech Ops)
  • Experienced systems engineer from web or similar environment. Team lead experience a plus
  • Platform Engineer
    Solid Java Experience, interested in more business and internal facing work