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    The people you hire are your architecture


    If you’re starting a new company, or a new team, something critical will happen: the people you hire, their skills and interests, will define how they work together… and that will invariably shape your architecture.

    So for budding organisations Conway’s law extends to hiring: you’ll end up with exactly the architecture your first few engineers dictate.

    In a very real sense, your first hires will be your architecture.