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.

  • 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. 
  • This is the message I keep telling myself for the past couple of months. After I started a new job at Netflix, it's been hard for me to find time and motivation to build things outside of work. The most challenging part is knowing that this feeling can compound and get more difficult over time if I don't take action and keep procrastinating. The longer you stay in this hole harder it becomes to escape.
  • I have wanted to write about this topic for a while and promised myself a couple of months ago that after landing a new job, I’d finally sit down one weekend and write down everything I know about tech interviews and how I prepare for them.