Issue #325

14 June 2022


Issue #325
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Tuesday 14th June's issue is presented by Vanta


 
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Lessons Learned From Becoming CTO Of A Small Startup
- Vadim Kravcenko
#Leadership #Management

tl;dr: Vadim shares things that would have made life easier to know when becoming CTO of a small company, including: (1) If you’re moving from the same team to become their manager, you need to make sure they respect you as a developer first. (2) Your friendship with your teammates will suffer once you’re their boss. (3) Stop wanting to do everything yourself. And more. 
#Leadership #Management
 
tl;dr: Most exploratory discussion related to someone’s career development include the person's goals but lack an understanding of the motivations behind those goals. Joe gives us insights into how to make career coaching a foundational part of the engineering manager's role. 
 
#Leadership #Management #Security

tl;dr: Vanta asked startups to honestly and anonymously answer questions about their security posture, their security roadmap, and how satisfied they are with their security in general. Over 500 people took part in our survey and we break down the results in our first annual State of Startup Security Report. Want to learn more? See the data for yourself in the State of Startup Security Report 2022.
Advice For Engineering Managers Who Want To Climb The Ladder
- Charity Majors
#CareerAdvice #Management

tl;dr: "We have been interviewing and hiring a pile of engineering directors at Honeycomb lately. In so doing, I’ve had some fascinating conversations with engineering managers who have been trying unsuccessfully to make the leap to director. Here is a roundup of some of the ideas and advice I shared with them."

“Beginning is easy, continuing is hard.”
 
Code Review: How To Make Enemies
- Iain Cambridge
#Entertaining

tl;dr: Iain provides ways of getting revenge on co-workers via code reviews: (1) Ask for changes that make no difference. (2) Take your time when responding. (3) Demand they add bugs. (4) Make code style changes in code review requests. (5) Create mega-sized pull requests. And more. 

New UUID Formats
#UUID

tl;dr: "This document presents new Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) formats for use in modern applications and databases."

Ultrasonic Payments
- Charlie Gerard
#Javascript

tl;dr: "I came across the concept of Ultrasonic Payments, a technology based on transferring data through inaudible sounds, and decided to experiment and look into how to implement such a payment method with Stripe."

Best Practices For Inclusive CLIs
- Rohan Kumar
#Accessibility #BestPractice #CommandLine
 
tl;dr: "This began as a reply to another article that lists practices to improve user-experience of command-line interfaces... Unfortunately, a number of its suggestions are problematic, particularly from an accessibility perspective." Rohan elaborates on these and and discusses best practices for inclusive CLIs. 
 
Notable GitHub Repos
Mirrord
Mirror traffic from your prod to dev environment.

 
Sake
Command runner for local and remote hosts. 

 

Papers We Love
Papers from the CS community to read & discuss.

 
Dashy
Making self-hosted services accessible from a single place.

 
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