Engineering Software to Software Engineering
- Learning the rigour of software development as computing resources were scarce
- Considering constraints at the time of design
- Making assumptions while designing applications: timetracker story
- Relevance of top down design in the age of cloud and microservices
- Trimming the footprint of an application from 2 GB to less than 200 MB
- Drawing inspiration for software from gardening
- What learning to play the violin taught him about writing software
- The importance of a test-first approach, in gardening or coding
- What is easier to debug? A crash or a functional bug?
- If you want to know what Paul compares debugging to - to get a high, listen carefully!
- Importance of not getting lost on the frills and focus on the core
- How can one avoid a burnout in the supposedly stressful field of software
Paul is the Director, Engineering at Global Automation India Pvt. Ltd.
His other interests include integrating iOT devices for affordable domestic home automation systems, and irrigation systems that utilize minimal water for water starved urban homes.
Paul can be reached via https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-arieckal-085b6620/