Issue #207

25 September 2020


Issue #207
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#Leadership #Management
 
tl;dr: Three critical soft skills - (1) initiative, (2) emotional control, (3) dispassionate empathy. Each is outlined, along with two key insights - promoting from within is a great way to remove manager hiring risk, and don’t mistake sociability for management skill.
#CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: Charity often talks to engineers who feel stuck in their role and offers insights in how to approach the issue - "generalists level up faster than specialists," it's easier to level up quickly at fast-growing companies, and more. 
#Productivity #Management
 
tl;dr: "Before you transitioned to management," productivity is valued by code written, PRs reviewed, features released." When you manage, your "primary output is work done by other people." Nickolas outlines how you value productivity as a manager. 
Being Visible
- Will Larson
#CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: "One of the most effective ways to get luckier is to be more visible within your organization." Will outlines ways to create internal and external visibility for yourself.
Why Not Rust?
- Aleksey Kladov
#Rust
 
tl;dr: Although a Rust advocate, Aleksey argues the reasons not to use the language - you don't "ultimate performance" or control over hardware resources, it's complex, has a slow compile time, and more.

“If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.”
 
- Donald Knuth
 
#Database
 
tl;dr: The author discusses the importance of Database design and runs through several tools to achieve it - normalization, data types, constraints, and more. 
#VisualStudio
 
tl;dr: Longevity is the critical factor when deciding which tools to adopt. VS Code's longevity has arisen from four factors - it's popular, designed as a platform, accessibility goes beyond a desktop app, backed by a large company. 
#PostgreSQL
 
tl;dr: "Includes significant improvements to its indexing and lookup system that benefit large databases, including space savings and performance gains for indexes, faster response times for queries that use aggregates or partitions, better query planning when using enhanced statistics, and more."
v3.0.0 One Piece
#VueJS
 
tl;dr: "This new major version of the framework provides improved performance, smaller bundle sizes, better TypeScript integration, new APIs for tackling large scale use cases, and a solid foundation for long-term future iterations of the framework."
#DuckDB #SQL 
 
tl;dr: "DuckDB is an embeddable SQL OLAP database management system."
 
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