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Amazon’s Away Teams laid bare: How AWS's hivemind of engineers develop and maintain their internal tech • The Register

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These concepts that Amazon has built into the AWS engineering organization are really interesting, and you can see how they are directly designed to fight against bad patterns. The away team’ concept I think could also be called inner source’. I dig the idea that if your team is the last and only team using a service, you now own the service. It encourages folks to move forward with deprecation. The thing I wonder on articles like this is if a design that works for a giant organization growing so fast has any applicability to 99% of the rest of organizations out there.

Posted on May 16, 2019

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