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 developer tools and building products online. If you're unsure what to read, start from Working for Someone vs. Doing Your Own Thing, Becoming an SRE, or What I Learned in My First Year as a Solo Founder.

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  • 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.
  • Farewell Buffer

    After four and a half years working at Buffer, I will be moving on to a new opportunity. Next month, I'm joining Netflix to work on developer productivity and tooling. It is difficult to describe my feelings right now because Buffer has become a huge part of my life.
  • Now that I’ve decided to share more of my half-baked notes, it’s become much easier to write and publish new things. I feel less pressured because I can write about anything that’s in my head. I enjoy the note-sharing process because it’s more authentic and it connects me with readers.