Code as Configuration

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(...) the optimal pattern for collaboration relies on architecting and building systems where I (and the other data folks on my team) can write and deploy code / scripts without: a) needing to get that code approved by software engineers, b) having to deal with hosting or networking concerns, c) having to interface with non-familiar languages and paradigms.

Another great post by Michael Kaminsky. I absolutely 100% agree with his viewpoint: engineers build frameworks, analysts write code that runs in a framework and implements business logic. This allows both to do what they are best at, have direct knowledge of, and most incentivized to do.

The catch? Building good frameworks is hard. Expect this pattern to continue to be deployed as frameworks get built, generalized to work across environments, and open sourced.

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