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Engineering Practices for LLM Application Development

LLM engineering involves much more than just prompt design or prompt engineering. Here David Tan and Jessie Wang reflect on how regular engineering practices such as testing and refactoring helped them deliver a prototype LLM application rapidly and reliably. more…

Tue Feb 13, 2024 19:56
Onboarding bottleneck: final installment

Tim and Prem finish their article on effective onboarding. They discuss the value of pair programming, setting up personal environments, and removing friction from the process. more…

Wed Jan 31, 2024 19:17
Onboarding bottleneck: more steps for good onboarding

Tim and Prem continue outlining the steps for an effective onboarding process. They talk about including new hires in the company culture, nailing the post-offer and first-day experience, and investing in self-service knowledge management more…

Tue Jan 30, 2024 16:52
Improving my Emacs experience with completion

I’ve been using Emacs for many years, using it for any writing for my website, writing my books, and most of my programming. (Exceptions have been IntellJ IDEA for Java and RStudio for R.) As such I’ve been happy to see a lot of activity in the last few years to improve Emacs’s capabilities, making it feel rather less than a evolutionary dead end. One...

Thu Jan 25, 2024 20:25
Onboarding bottleneck: creating a path to effectiveness

Tim and Prem begin their discussion of how to get out of the difficulties of onboarding by explaining how to create a path to effectiveness for new hires. Such a path outlines the needs of employee and how the onboarding process should fulfill them. more…

Wed Jan 24, 2024 17:53
Bottlenecks of Scaleups #06: Onboarding

The last year has been a hard one for the technology industry, which faced its greatest waves of cutbacks and layoffs since the dotcom crash at the beginning of the century. As 2024 begins, we're seeing the early signs of a turn-around, which hopefully means technology organizations will soon be thinking of hiring again....

Tue Jan 23, 2024 16:23

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