The Google Engineer


If I do something wrong, the entire internet goes down. Okay, perhaps that is a bit of an exaggeration. Nevertheless, that is how it feels being a software engineer who works on Google Pub/Sub, a part of the company’s infrastructure relied upon by nearly all of Google’s products. While I had worked on important pieces of software infrastructure in prior jobs, nothing fully prepared me for the challenges of working on a system as large in scale as Google Pub/Sub...

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