Issue #226

5 March 2021


Issue #226
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tl;dr: "Emotions can't be controlled, but they can be regulated." Regulation is not control or suppression, it's our ability to sense, comprehend, articulate and express what we're feeling. Helpful tools to regulate emotions are meditation, exercise, sleep, stress-reduction.

Awesome CTO
- Dima Kuchin
#CTO
 
tl;dr: "A curated and opinionated list of resources for Chief Technology Officers and VP R&D, with the emphasis on startups and hyper-growth companies"
#CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: Julia outlines things your manager may not know and how to "manage them up", including what’s slowing the team down, what individual people on the team are working on, where the technical debt is, and more.
#BookRecommendation
 
tl;dr: Based on a recent discussion to stop recommending the book Clean Code, the author answers the question - what should we recommend instead? He considers A Philosophy of Software Design by John Ousterhout to be the answers and outlines why, in this post. 
#OpenSource #D3
 
tl;dr: " A handful of observations" celebrating D3's anniversary (1)"Teaching is the most impactful aspect of tool building." (2) Supporting the tool is a great mechanism for feedback. (3) Bells and whistles are costly, and more.

"Rarely is anyone thanked for the work they did to prevent the disaster that didn't happen."

– Mikko Hypponen

 
How I Cut GTA Online Loading Times By 70%
#Performance
 
tl;dr: "GTA Online. Infamous for its slow loading times. Having picked up the game again to finish some of the newer heists I was shocked to discover that it still loads just as slow as the day it was released 7 years ago. It was time. Time to get to the bottom of this."
#Management
tl;dr: Shekhar outlines an approach using a decision making matrix and prompting key variables of what's valuable for the organization, such as productivity, suitability for architecture and efficiency.
#IndustryTrend
 
tl;dr: Interesting trends to note: TypeScript’s ascent up the rankings continues, Ruby's downward trajectory may be not be "gentle", Go seems static or in decline, and more.
#Rust
 
tl;dr: "The Rust 2021 Edition working group is happy to announce that the next edition of Rust, Rust 2021, is scheduled for release later this year. "
#Deno
 
tl;dr: Including Experimental support for WebGPU API: paving a path towards out-of-the-box GPU accelerated machine learning in Deno, and more.
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