Dear Increment readers,
Increment’s journey started over four years ago, in April 2017. Since then, we’ve had the honor and privilege of publishing over 250 stories for and by the developer community, covering everything from COBOL to testing to API design, from scaling software systems to mindsets and practices that improve both the developer and user experience. We’ve worked with over 400 engineers, editors, writers, illustrators, and more to create and publish our 19 issues.
In that time, we’ve been humbled to hear how readers have used learnings and insights from these pages to grow, scale, and build teams, companies, and software systems. Knowing Increment has had a positive and motivating impact on your work has been an enduring source of joy and pride for our team.
This is our final quarterly issue, and we present it to you with enormous gratitude for being part of the story. Increment’s mission has been to help software engineers work together more effectively, and even as we wind down this iteration, we continue to explore new ways to support developers and distribute technical knowledge. We’d love your feedback on what you’d like to see next—share your thoughts with us here.
As we look toward the future, this issue explores the ever-evolving practices of software planning—a fitting topic for any team building what they want to see in the world or embarking on a transformative journey. We hope you enjoy every word of it.
You can still read past issues of Increment online, or pick up print editions—and a very special collector’s boxed set—at store.increment.com.
With deepest thanks,
Editor in chief
Thanks to our contributors for this issue
Editor in Chief
Meghna Rao, David Wolinsky
Copy Editors and Proofreaders
Rina Diane Caballar, Laura Entis, Geoffrey Keating, Swapna Krishna, Lauren Vespoli
Betsy Cannon, Jasmine Jaksic, Michael Lapadula, Mário Nzualo, Letícia Portella, Rachel Rosalia, Thorsten Schaeff, Mariano Simone, Mathew Varughese, Chris Whiten, Grant Wu, Iris Yuan
Safia Abdalla, Ipsita Agarwal, Kailash Awati, Upeka Bee, Vicki Boykis, Mikio Braun, Ayden Férdeline, Romello Goodman, Pete Hodgson, Melissa Huang, Vaidehi Joshi, Victoria Kirst, Leemay Nassery, David Noël-Romas, James Stanier, Kevin Stewart, James Turnbull, Hillel Wayne
Mercedes Bazan, Joshuah Miranda
Kelly Belter, An Chen, Steph Coathupe, Jordan Kay, Tim Peacock, Irina Șelaru, Elise Vandeplancke, Jiaqi Zhou
Distribution and Logistics
Melissa Contreras, Bobby Kessner