Issue #197

4 August 2020


Issue #197
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#Hiring
 
tl;dr: The costs incurred of hiring a junior engineer isn't always realized. "If a team isn’t willing to invest at least 1–2 years, they shouldn’t be hiring junior engineers." Investment comes in mentorship, manager's loss of productivity, and other ways outlined here. 
#RemoteWork #Management
 
tl;dr: Knowledge sharing lacks in remote teams. Eric outlines strategies used to counter this at Buffer, including Snackchats - recored, short talks about "any topics," i.e. code, architecture, management. Knowledge sharing is built into the career development ladder.
#Architecture
 
tl;dr: "The Cheetah is a software engineer who is first and foremost very curious and blazing fast." Gergely describes common traits of such an engineer and how to manage such engineers.
#CTO #Management
 
tl;dr: Map of the areas in a company every technical leader should look at - company, product, technical and humans. Also "a roadmap for thinking about future requirements as you grow and scale."
#MentalHealth #CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: Brandon is a senior engineer at Square, and is autistic with Asperger's Syndrome. This post guides us through the work problems he's faced - due to his condition - and the solutions.

"Optimism is an occupational hazard of programming:
feedback is the treatment."

- Kent Beck
Let's Build A Full-Text Search Engine
- Artem Krylysov
#Search #Guide
 
tl;dr: "By the end of this post, we'll be able to search across millions of documents in less than a millisecond. We'll start with simple search queries like "give me all documents that contain the word cat.""
#Javascript 
 
tl;dr: Elijah still uses the date-fns library, but is more aware of the native browser APIs, and uses them when appropriate. He runs through these APIs here.
Go vs Rust: Writing A CLI Tool
- Paulo Henrique Cuchi
#Go #Rust
 
tl;dr: Paulo wrote a simple web app in Go and Rust languages, both of which are unfamiliar to him. He evaluates both and concludes with their comparative pros and cons.
#IndustryNews
 
tl;dr: "Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, has confessed that the // in a web address were actually "unnecessary"."
How We Migrated Dropbox From Nginx To Envoy
- Alexey Ivanov & Oleg Guba
#DropBox #Migration
 
tl;dr: "We’ll compare Nginx to Envoy across many software engineering and operational dimensions. We’ll also briefly touch on the migration process, its current state, and some of the problems encountered on the way."
 
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