My company doesn’t do bad business, but some preliminary sizing figures I saw the other day suggested we’d get through something like 4.9 billion customers a year. Even the most ambitious growth plan doesn’t see us in anything like that ballpark….
So my thought for the day is, keep your eyes open and don’t let the sea of three-letter acronyms and high falutin’ architectures distract you too much from the fact that most of your code is going to run in a really specialist execution environment — reality. To heavily paraphrase Mr. Feynmann, you can’t fool that with bullet points. Keep testing your assertions against reality.