Hi, I'm Tigran. This site is the journal of my long-form thoughts on building software, developer tools and productivity. 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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  • 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.
  • I’ve been thinking a lot recently about our learning process as programmers. How we as software engineers learn new things. Our field evolves so fast so we always feel the urge to catch up with the latest technologies and standards.
  • I wanted to write about this subject for quite some time and only today decided to finally sit down with no distractions. I put my phone aside and tuned on Spotify’s “focus” playlist. I’ve finally collected my thoughts together. This is a topic that is very close to my heart. It feels like a brain bug that’s been bothering me and forcing me to ponder.