Issue #194

21 July 2020

Issue #194
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#Leadership #Management
tl;dr: A "litmus test for effective leadership: any room that you enter should have more certainty and a firmer plan by the time that you leave it." A tactical list of how to achieve this - have measurable outcomes, use documents for complex decisions, and more.
tl;dr: Each test should (1) test one thing (2) use precisely the data it needs (3) be disconnected from other tests (4) provide context to find the problem in error messages.
Array Functions And The Rule Of Least Power
- Jesse Duffield
#Javascript #BestPractice
tl;dr: "The tradeoff between the computational power of a language and the ability to determine what a program in that language is doing." Built-in array functions like .map & .filter may seem powerful but reduce flexibility. Jesse recommends custom code for readability and error reduction. 
#Management #Guide
tl;dr: Khan Academy have opened up their career development documentation - how skill level is evaluated, review process, and a lot more. 
#CareerAdvice #Productivity
tl;dr: "One pattern I’ve noticed in myself is the need to perform perfectly. And if I am learning, which necessitates doing something poorly, then I think there is something wrong with me." Sarah outlines the 3 states and how they help her through this. 
“I’ve finally learned what ‘upward compatible’ means. 
It means we get to keep all our old mistakes.”

- Dennie van Tassel
tl;dr: A small number of companies manage a large portion of the internet's infrastructure. This trends towards a single point of failure and places greater power in the hands of a few. 
The OS Classics
- Werner Vogels
tl;dr: Unix kernel design & networking related books, and a few others. 
tl;dr: "Almost complete answers to "Front-end Job Interview Questions" which you can use to interview potential candidates, test yourself or completely ignore."
#Startup #IndustryTrend
tl;dr: LinkedIn founder discusses notable trends during this period - a move towards distributed founding teams, rise of telehealth, and more. 
tl;dr: “We find that GPT-3 can generate samples of news articles which human evaluators have difficulty distinguishing from articles written by humans.”