Optimizing for developer happiness
Code as Craft
JUNE 6, 2011
A few weeks ago, I gave a talk at Railsconf in Baltimore about how we optimize for developer happiness at Etsy. In the talk, I go into the philosophical reasons why continuous deployment makes engineers happy, how radically decentralizing authority and thinking of your team as a community optimize for happiness, and the how our approach to tooling makes everything work. Here’s the video: and here are the slides. A big thanks to Ben Scofield and Chad Fowler for inviting me!