Issue #240

27 July 2021


Issue #240
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#Management
 
tl;dr: When managing managers, it’s tempting to be hands off, but that's not optimal. Camille was managing a complex migration and decided to hold a monthly status update meeting that paid dividends. It allowed her team to "show off" and air grievances. Camille recommends it when there's a critical area that has misalignment between participants, a forcing function to organize a manager or when there's uncertainty around direction. 
#Management #Leadership

tl;dr: SOC 2 is a framework for all B2B tech companies that store customer data in the cloud. SOC 2 prep, audit, and reports... oh my! This SOC 2 checklist will give you all the steps for a successful audit.

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#Management #Leadership #MentalHealth
 
tl;dr: Two pieces of advice if you feel burnt out: (1) Avoid making career decisions while in a bad mental place - take a two week vacation. (2) Great careers are not linear but often have a number of lulls. When you’re high energy, these lulls are opportunities to learn and accelerate your trajectory.  When you are low energy, they are opportunities to rest. 
#Productivity #Management
 
tl;dr: Know how to prioritize. Hunter gives 3 tactical tips: (1) Prioritize what requires your input for others to move forward. (2) Think "top down, not bottom up" and avoid low impact work. (3) Set deadlines in your to-do list.  
Comcast
- Tyler Treat
#UsefulTool
 
tl;dr: "Comcast is a tool designed to simulate common network problems like latency, bandwidth restrictions, and dropped / reordered / corrupted packets."

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GitHub Copilot: First Impressions
- Vlad Iliescu
#GitHub #AI
 
tl;dr: The good - you don't have to write boilerplate code. The bad - it's inconsistent, so you need to be aware of it at all times. Vlad believes there is a big opportunity for non-programmers and will impact how we perform code reviews.
No, We Don’t Use Kubernetes
- Maik Zumstrull
#Kubernetes #DevOps
 
tl;dr: Maik is commonly asked by customers and interviews if they use Kubernetes as their primary dev platform. He believes the tech is "still very much at the peak of its hype cycle" and details a cost-benefit analysis of it in this post. 
#ProductManagement
 
tl;dr: "We cover topics like leadership, becoming a better listener, the role of middle management, career and self identity, stubbornness, calendar theater, and treating your dashboards as products."
#JS
 
tl;dr: "Dinero.js lets you express monetary values in JavaScript. You can perform mutations, conversions, comparisons, format them extensively, and overall make money manipulation in your application easier and safer."
The State Of Developer Ecosystem 2021
#IndustryTrends

tl;dr: "This report presents the combined results of the fifth annual Developer Ecosystem Survey conducted by JetBrains. 31,743 developers from 183 countries or regions helped us map the landscape of the developer community."

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