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Taco Bell Programming

“Every item on the menu at Taco Bell is just a different
configuration of roughly eight ingredients. With this simple
periodic table of meat and produce, the company pulled down $1.9
billion last year.

“The more I write code and design systems, the more I understand
that many times, you can achieve the desired functionality simply
with clever reconfigurations of the basic Unix tool set. After all,
functionality is an asset, but code is a liability. This is the
opposite of a trend of nonsense called DevOps, where system
administrators start writing unit tests and other things to help
the developers warm up to them – Taco Bell Programming is about
developers knowing enough about Ops (and Unix in general) so that
they don’t overthink things, and arrive at simple, scalable
solutions.”

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