Software engineer Simon Wiegand said it’s hard to say whether an automated task will be a bottleneck for future apps.
But, he said, it’s the fact that it can be automated that has made the process so easy for people.
“If you think about it, you can’t build software that is slow and has to be built and maintained every single day.
It’s the software that does the heavy lifting.”
The problem is, when you have so many people trying to get something done, it becomes a challenge for them to manage everything, Wiegands cofounder and chief executive of Sysinternals said in an interview on Thursday.
Wiegand and cofounder Matt Brown are both software engineers who have worked on automation and scheduling systems for companies such as Uber and Airbnb.
In the past year, they’ve built several automation tools for big companies, such as Apple, Twitter and Facebook.
Wiegands and Brown started SysInternals as an experiment to get more people in software engineering.
They’re currently working on software that automatically makes scheduling software more reliable.
“There’s an industry that is not using automation, it is being created by automation,” Wieganding said.
“You can’t do it.”
A common misconception about software engineers is that they can’t make software faster, and a common misconception is that there are not enough programmers out there.
But there are plenty of people doing that, and there are lots of good software engineers, he added.
Software engineers and software engineers alike have to be on the lookout for any kind of bottleneck.
The more of a bottleneck you have, the more you can fix it, said Kevin Kornfeld, an associate professor of computer science at the University of Washington who has written a book on the subject.
In fact, if you have an entire company that’s trying to do too many things at once, then you’ll have a bottleneck, he explained.
“You can be like, well, what are we doing, how many engineers are there?”
That’s when you can say, ‘well, if we can build a software tool that can speed up that process, then that will help us solve a problem that would have taken many, many, dozens of engineers to solve.’
“The idea of automation is not new.
Software engineer David McWilliams said he started using software for more than 10 years, but realized the bottleneck was when he started doing the same things with his own software.”
Software was the last place I needed to do anything,” McWilliams, now an engineer at Adobe, said.”
I had to build it, I had to maintain it.
And that was it.
I didn’t need a whole lot of help.
“That has changed, McWilliams added, as companies like Airbnb have been moving to automation, making it easier for them and for customers to manage tasks.
When I first started, I was like, ‘I’ve got this whole team.
I can’t run a website for six weeks,'” he said.
“Now I can do it, but I can manage it so well.”