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 within the intersection of software engineering, developer tools, and building products. 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 article, I discuss how AI can revolutionize CI/CD processes, drawing from my experience at Netflix and addressing challenges like predictive test failure analysis, automated test generation, and intelligent rollbacks.
  • This blog post provides my firsthand perspective on working in a big tech company. It challenges common misconceptions about the lack of innovation and personal growth in these companies, highlighting the diverse opportunities, collaboration, and deep technical specialization they offer.
  • 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.