Hi, I'm Tigran. I'm a software engineer currently working at Netflix. This site is the journal of my thoughts on things that I find interesting. Usually, it's within the intersection of software tools, building products, and finding fulfilling work. If you're unsure what to read, start from Working for Someone vs. Doing Your Own Thing, The Soul of Our Work, or Reliability and performance in software tools.

  • In this personal blog post, I share my journey of falling in love with programming as a teenager in Armenia and the transformative impact it has had on my life. Through dedication, passion, and hard work, I overcame obstacles to become a "serious" programmer and encourage others to pursue their dreams in the world of coding.
  • Vartan Gregorian, an influential Armenian-American academic, historian, and educator, transformed education and society through his passion, dedication, and leadership, leaving a lasting legacy and inspiring lessons for future generations.
  • A story about hard work, passion, and a group of computer engineers who want to build a new microcomputer in the 1970s. Or, in other words, my review of Tracy Kidder’s "The Soul of A New Machine" outstanding book.
  • I've been building my side business for the last four years while working full-time. I've learned a lot during these years but realized that building a solo business is not as straightforward as it seems.
  • Earlier this week, I shared in my yearly review that I would like to learn a new programming language next year and chose Rust. So today, I thought I'd write down my decision-making process and why I think Rust is a good language to learn.
  • Reflecting on 2021

    We are closing the year soon, and I'm off from work this week. I felt now is a good chance to reflect on my past year and write down how things went in 2021 and what I'm looking forward to in 2022.
  • It’s been a couple of years now since I discovered my deep passion for building developer tools. I’m particularly interested in tools that become an indispensable part of developers’ workflow. Most such tools have one thing in common: they provide exceptional developer experience.
  • In the past couple of years, I've developed a deep passion for developer tools. I now work at Netflix, where I spend most of my time building tools for engineers. Since I'm very interested in the devtools space, I'm always looking forward to trying new dev tool products, especially when I see immense potential for the tool to make a difference.