Be the first to like this
The Guardian publishes around 350 articles of content a day. Hardly 'big data'. We deal with barely 150 million users a month. Facebook (with it's 600 million users on mobile alone), we ain't. But we do have to serve the news, and we do have to serve it fast, accurately, and on time, across multiple platforms and devices.
For a company that's 192 years old, we like to think we're pretty Agile. So what do our development teams care about? What kind of qualities are we optimising for in our software and processes? How do we make sure that when the news is breaking, our software isn't broken? Or if it is, how do we fix it fast?