Issue #208

29 September 2020


Issue #208
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The Management Flywheel
- Camille Fournier
#Management
 
tl;dr: Managers will paint a picture of grand change to fix teams stuck in a rut - new product vision, team re-org, etc... Camille'e experience shows the opposite approach to be true. Managers able to "identify the little things that can be changed," and use these as the starting point for larger change, often succeed. 
 
#Leadership #Management
 
tl;dr: When Anna joined the FT as Technical Director, she inherited a team of 50 engineers and decided to meet with each. The objective was to gather intelligence for what needed to change and build relationships. Anna discusses her approach, the format of the meetings, and the value gained from it. 
#Metrics
 
tl;dr: Why delivery metrics are important, which ones are valuable, how to use them, and more. 
#CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: Chris undervalued types until he discovered specific use cases along with their value - type inference, soundness, sum/tagged union types - all of which are explained here. 
#Entertaining 
 
tl;dr: "A toothpaste factory had a problem: Due to the way the production line was set up, sometimes empty boxes were shipped without the tube inside." The story outlines how the CEO approached the issue. 

"Your mind is programmable - if you're not programming your mind, else will program it for you."

- Jeremy Hammond
#Diversity
 
tl;dr: "These powerful women leading technology and innovation at their companies are ones to watch. Many earned advanced degrees in engineering and robotics, serve on boards and give back."
Things I Learned to Become a Senior Software Engineer
- Neil Kakkar
#CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: An extensive overview of what Neil learned, including hacks that have helped growth, and "super powers" he's focused on developing. 
From YAGNI To YDNIY
- Itamar Turner-Trauring
#ProductManagement
 
tl;dr: The goal of YAGNI - You You Ain’t Gonna Need It principle - and YDNIY - You Don’t Need It Yet - is to get something useful into users’ hands as quickly as possible. 
#Productivity
 
tl;dr: "Music Time for Spotify is a code editor plugin that discovers your most productive music to listen to while you code."
#Ruby
 
tl;dr: Ruby 3.0 ships with rbs gem, which allows parsing and processing type definitions written in RBS, along with what else is new in Ruby 3.0.
 
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