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The Production-First Mindset

Learn how the top brands wow customers through production-first engineering. On this podcast you will find the tactics, methodologies, and metrics used to drive customer value by the engineering leaders actually doing it. Join Rookout CTO, Liran Haimovitch as he explores how customer-centric brands approach engineering to create a competitive advantage; with interviews covering topics such as automation, issue resolution, team structure, DevOps, and more.

Tracks

XM Cyber's Tamar Stern - A Whole New World Of The SDLC
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Tamar Stern , BackEnd Group Leader at XM Cyber.  They discuss how she got into the world of conference public speaking, how performance for Nodejs is different from other languages, how to go about understanding performance throughout the software development lifecycle, and why she doesn’t recommend profiling your production environment.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
26:32 6/13/22
Transmit Security's Orit Yaron - Making New Mistakes
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Orit Yaron , VP Cloud Platform at Transmit Security.  They discuss technical vs. cultural priorities, how they handle on-call rotations and keep it from being a burden, human error and how it can be used to explain…everything. designing systems to cope with mistakes, and being proactive in learning.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
22:08 5/16/22
Cherre's Stefan Thorpe - Heading Straight For The Cloud
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Stefan Thorpe , CEO at Cherre.  They discuss how he knew that the cloud was where he was going to go, the whole point of DevOps, why they monitor everything, what they’re doing with Kubernetes and why they’re excited about it, and why they don’t use terraform.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
25:54 5/9/22
Deepchecks's Shir Chorev - Where The Machine Learning Part Comes In
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Shir Chorev, CTO at Deepchecks.  They discuss what machine learning means to her, why we’re far away from aliens taking over the world, how machine learning is different from traditional engineering, and where automated tests shine in machine learning.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
23:02 5/2/22
Sentra's Ron Reiter - The Importance of Usefulness
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Ron Reiter, Co-Founder & CTO at Sentra.  They discuss his experience selling his previous company, why he tries to do as little DevOps as he can, what it was like running a production service within such a huge company, how to avoid growing pains at scale, what made him invest in Rookout, and the importance of usefulness.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
33:39 4/25/22
Lawgeex's Julia Shub - The Importance of Processes
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Julia Shub, DevOps Lead at Lawgeex.  They discuss being the rising star of DevOps, her experience being a DevOps engineer and the switch over to it, the importance of processes surrounding the development lifecycle, the key benefits to keeping with Jenkins over a CI service, and how OpsSchool helps change lives within the tech industry.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
30:47 4/18/22
Doordash's Sudeeptha Jothiprakash - Where The Powerhouses Of Containers And Serverless Come In
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Sudeeptha Jothiprakash, Product Lead at Doordash.  They discuss solving consumer issues, being able to find the needle in the haystack of containers, gaining a deep level of granularity without spiraling costs, the division of responsibility, and what the most important thing for DevOps engineers to be doing is.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
24:30 4/11/22
Wix.com's Hila Fish - Doing Something With Your Data
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Hila Fish, Sr. DevOps Engineer at Wix.com.  They discuss being a fan of open-source, dealing with the unexpected , understanding the nature of migrations, the challenges of deploying Gitlab on a GKE, and what it means to do data engineering.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
23:58 4/4/22
Netsertive's Herb Brittner - Going Beyond The Cookie Cutter
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Herb Brittner, Sr. Director of Technology at Netsertive.  They discuss running Java and PHP side by side in modern cloud environments, solving problems for customers, making sure everything isn’t cookie cutter all the time, the two sides to their data, aligning your product roadmap with your company’s goals, and the changes they’ve made over the past few years to make their PHP servers easier to maintain.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
19:55 3/28/22
Box's Tamar Bercovici - The North Star Of Your System
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Tamar Bercovici, VP of Engineering at Box.  They discuss what it was like growing from a senior engineer to VP of Engineering, her cloud journey of 20+ years, the process of migrating workflows to run majorly cloud, the key advantages to migrating to the cloud, and why making everything perfect is a bad way to build systems.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
30:19 3/21/22
Rookout's Dudi Cohen - How To Live In The Debugging Moment
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Dudi Cohen, VP R&D at Rookout.  They discuss the small nature of startups and its effects, why passion = potential when it comes to learning tech, developing for developers, why developers should stop working with sticks and stones, how to make sure your coding process isn’t only focused on thinking about the future, the experience of dogfooding their own code, and more!Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
26:18 3/14/22
Riskified's Boris Cherkasky - Getting Comfortable In Production
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Boris Cherkasky, Software Engineer and Production Advocate at Riskified.  They discuss setting expectations for what the future looks like, his experience mentoring over the years, why he wants to stop hearing people say “it’s not my responsibility”, and how to get comfortable in production.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
32:40 3/7/22
Oribi's Eynav Mass - Being Accountable From End to End
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Eynav Mass, VP R&D  at Oribi.  They discuss what Oribi is all about,  adapting SDLC to the data that works in production, the culture required to move fast and take risks, and how they know what’s going on in production.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
22:11 2/28/22
Munch CTO, Peter Naftaliev - Interacting With A System
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Peter Naftaliev who is the CTO at Munch.  They discuss his journey that brought him to Munch, what it means to build an automation platform for content creators, his experience launching an MVP (minimum viable product), and what he would’ve done differently if he could do it all again.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
20:02 2/21/22
Fidelity Investment's Jin Chun - Drinking The Scrum Kool Aid
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Jin Chun who is the Senior Vice President and Head of Cognitive Computing at Fidelity Investments.  They discuss the role of tech within Fidelity,  his experience of doing agile early on, how scrum looks in a financially related environment, and why company culture and your team are so important.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
24:41 2/14/22
Vonage's Amitha Pulijala - Anticipating The Unanticipated
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Amitha Pulijala, Vice President of Product at Vonage.  They discuss how APIs are the fuel of customer experiences, what it’s like running a business with developers as their core users, video services and the pandemic, and what differences they’re trying to encourage to promote innovation.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
19:37 2/7/22
Aspectiva's Victoriya Kalmanovich - Operating NLP At Scale
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Victoriya Kalmanovich, Engineering Manager at Aspectiva.  They discuss operating NLP at scale, her experience joining a company post-acquisition, how it is to collaborate with such a huge enterprise from so far away, and the key to good software architecture.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
20:01 1/31/22
Anton Drukh - The Definition of Done
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Anton Drukh, Tech Executive Mentor.  They discuss diving deep into helping other engineering leaders…and helping them skip the mistakes that he made, feeling more comfortable in the production environment you built, the secret sauce he gave his own team to increase their own impact, and how impactful small problems can be at a large scale.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
23:15 1/24/22
Jeff Davis - Automation Will Set Our Minds Free
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Jeff Davis, Enterprise Agility Evangelist at Evernorth.  They discuss what difference agile and shift-left made in coaching, why it’s okay to ruffle feathers, what to do about unplanned work in production, why saying yes means saying no, and being the quokka of the tech world.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
23:49 1/17/22
Logz.io's Dotan Horovits - Putting The Spotlight On Observability
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Dotan Horovits, Principal Advocate at Logz.io.  They discuss his passion for open-source and communities…and how that led him to his current position, Open Observability Talks (his own podcast), his take on where OpenTelemetry stands now, and why users make the move from ElasticSearch to OpenSearch.To learn more about the topics discussed in this episode:OpenObservability Talks podcastOpen Source for Better Observability talk, Open Source Summit 2021OpenTelemetry guideState of OpenTelemetry talk at DevOpsDays TLV Logz.io observability platformOpenSearch: The Open Source Successor of ElasticsearchOpenSearch Is Now Generally AvailableDeveloper-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
24:45 1/10/22
DraftKings's Idan Fridman - Survival Instinct In Startups
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with Idan Fridman, Director of Engineering at DraftKings.  They discuss his experience having his company be acquired, working with product stakeholders and finding common ground, building the culture at Blue Ribbon vs at DraftKings, and building the first satellite team.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
21:55 1/3/22
Or Hiltch, JLL Technologies - Looking Beyond The Bottom Line
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with  Or Hiltch, VP of Engineering at JLL Technologies.  They discuss how dentistry shaped his love of tech, working with - and processing - large amounts of data, why Serverless should always win, and the tradeoff between ease of delivery and friction.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
32:47 12/27/21
Indeni's Alon Ashkenazi - The Next-Gen of Infrastructure As Code
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with  Alon Ashkenazi, VP of Engineering at Indeni.  They discuss the next-gen of infrastructure as code security, complicated cloud architectures and how to control the different aspects of them, and helping your team manage the combination of new and old.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
26:45 12/20/21
JP Beaudry, CTO of 2U - Facing The Daily Crisis
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with  JP Beaudry, CTO of 2U.  They discuss how you redefine open-source within your company,  what to do to make the open-source community feel more involved, and balancing market demands with internal technical hygiene.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
27:55 12/13/21
Barak Yoresh, Lightricks - How To Have Pager Duty And Never Get Paged
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with  Barak Yoresh, Head of iOS Platform at Lightricks.  They discuss how things are different for mobile offerings than SaaS, how working with Apple feels like, how to go about monitoring your apps deployed on millions of devices, and what happens when you break the funnel.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
23:21 12/6/21
Appsflyer's Nir Rubinstein - Databases, Databases Everywhere
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with  Nir Rubenstein, Chief Architect at Appsflyer.  They discuss why they prioritized using functional code, scaling from 3 engineers to 300, how the main difficulties of working at Appsflyer revolve around the sheer scale of data they work with, and formulating a game plan for migrating databases.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
25:40 11/29/21
Jobvite's Ron Teeter - Own Your Code With Fullstack Observability
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with  Ron Teeter, Vice President Of Engineering at Jobvite.  They discuss how valuable diversity is in tech, where the trigger point is on new technology, tech debt: how much can you afford to borrow vs what you need to pay off, why your devs need full stack observability...and how to get it, and how Rookout has helped their team to cut down hours of waiting time.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
31:19 11/22/21
Michael Gillett - Shifting Dev Mindsets
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with  Michael Gillett, Author and Head of Development at Win Technologies and proud member of the Betway Group.  They discuss the modern software development cycle, Michael’s new book on feature management (which we highly recommend taking a look at for yourself!), the mindset shift from focusing on code to focusing on production, and their unique approach to maintaining site reliability.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
15:27 11/16/21
Slack's Suman Karumuri - The Journey To Being A Founder Of Modern Tracing
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with  Suman Karumuri, Senior Staff Software Engineer at Slack. They discuss the tools and techniques that make up modern observability, living through a major incident at Slack...and what was done to nurse Slack back to health, Suman’s personal impact on the realm of Observability, and following the questions to get answers, fast.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collectDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
32:48 11/8/21
Anais Urlichs - Is It Worth Going The Extra Mile?
Rookout CTO Liran Haimovitch sits down with  Anais Urlichs, an SRE at Civo.  They discuss her journey into the world of cloud-native, being a part of the Kubernetes-focused generation, if you really need to implement it to your production environment...and if it's worth going that extra mile, and how to properly use Kubernetes without exposing yourself to any risks.Developer-First ObservabilityRookout is a developer-first observability platform that provides an unparalleled ability to collect#100DaysofKubernetesAnais' 100 Days of Kubernetes. Check it out!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
29:17 11/1/21