Issue #225

25 February 2021


Issue #225
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#Management
 
tl;dr: (1) Thinking people give feedback the way they want to receive it. (2) Trying to do everything yourself as a manager is the best way to help. (3) Communicating something one time is enough. (4) You have to have everything together all the time.
#Salary
 
tl;dr: "This post attempts to summarize the most common equity compensation setups you might come across, help you understand their value, and point to additional resources. This is the information I wish I knew earlier to understand how equity works at the high-level."
#Management #CareerAdvice
tl;dr: "If you want to coach a team, you gotta know the game." Charity wouldn't recommend becoming an EM without 5-7 years engineering experience. You don't have to be the best engineer to be a great manager. The key is to have both social and technical skills. 
How Can You Not Be Romantic About Programming?
- Thorsten Ball
#ThoughtPiece
 
tl;dr: "After a while, more and more, you’ll find yourself in moments of awe," stunned by the size of the " the mountains of work and talent and creativity and foresight and intelligence and luck that went into it." It's hard not to be romantic about programming. 
#Culture #Management
 
tl;dr: David breaks down how to look at engineering culture via questions, characteristics and values, giving examples of each, and 3 interesting metrics - (1) Adoption of frameworks & tools, (2) effectiveness of retrospectives & (3) effectiveness of RFCs. 

"So much complexity in software comes from trying to make one thing do two things."

- Ryan Singer

 
#CareerAdvice
 

tl;dr: "Java developers backtracked every 6 minutes, meaning they reverted their code to a previous state." Austin has developed a few years ago as an Atom plugin, letting you swipe through your code history on a timeline.

#BookRecommendation
 
tl;dr: "While the books in this list have been useful for me as an engineering leader, anybody at any level can get a lot out of them."
#API
 
tl;dr: "This week with chat with Matt Biilmann, CEO of Netlify, who has been building developer tools, content management systems, and web infrastructure for more than 30 years and is recognized for coining the term “Jamstack.” He opens up about what, in his opinion, makes a great API."
#Python
 
tl;dr: (1) How to talk to the external world (the encodings of command-line parameters, environment variables, standard streams and the file system). (2) How to read the source code (the encoding of source files). (3) How to represent text internally (the encoding of strings).
Python Developers Survey 2020 Results
#Python
 
tl;dr: "In October 2020, more than 28,000 Python developers and enthusiasts from almost 200 countries/regions took the survey to reveal the current state of the language and the ecosystem around it."
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