Issue #306

8 April 2022


Issue #306
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Friday 8th April's issue is presented by Teleport

 
Teleport is the easiest, most secure way to access all your infrastructure. The open-source Teleport Access Plane consolidates connectivity, authentication, authorization, and audit into a single platform.
#Management #CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: "If you have a teammate coming to you questioning their worth and effectiveness, I want to equip you with a framework that will help this teammate recognize their successes and impact." Lara discusses the BICEPS framework that covers: Improvement, Choice, Equality / Fairness, Predictability and Significance. As well as some questions you can ask your teammate e.g. In the last year, where have you created more clarity or predictability for people?
6 Ways Staff Engineers Help Reach Clarity
- Alex Ewerlöf
#Leadership #Management
 
tl;dr: "One of the things that I catch myself doing more and more as a staff engineer is to help individuals, teams or sometimes the organization reach clarity. I’m no oracle and this is not rocket science but in this article I’d like to go meta and clarify the process of reaching clarity with some examples."
Introducing Machine ID
- Ev Kontsevoy
#Management 
 
tl;dr: Big release from Teleport this week. Teleport 9 now includes Machine ID, an easy way to secure machine-to-machine communications based on X.509 and SSH certificates.

Promoted by Teleport.
Self-direction: Navigating Agency And Responsibility
- Raphael Poss
#Leadership #Management

tl;dr: "After reaching a certain level of seniority, it’s expected that a worker can self-direct in service of the organizational goals. This creates a situation that can be difficult to navigage: is it really self-direction if the organization decides what are the “right” and “wrong” choices in the end?"


"I've finally learned what “upward compatible” means. It means we get to keep all our old mistakes."

– Dennie van Tassel

 
That Simple Script Is Still Someone's Bad Day
#Shell

tl;dr: "This gets used as an opportunity to write one of those awful corporate outage bulletins which is more about hawking the company's wares than getting to the bottom of a problem. And, in it, the key is "we forgot pipefail".

#LanguageDesign

tl;dr: "All the language features in the examples above - classes, advanced types, and the borrow checker - have an important trait in common: They all feel like they emerge spontaneously from existing code independently of whether the language designer has thought about them. In that sense, they are the best kind of feature; instead of adding new things to worry about, they merely provide a vocabulary and tooling for dealing with already existing problems."
The Day Of A New Command-Line Interface: Shell
- Bjorn Stahl
#Shell

tl;dr: "This article continues the long-lost series on how to migrate away from terminal protocols as the main building block for command-line and text-dominant user interfaces." The value proposition and motivation is still that "such a critical part of computing should not be limited to device restrictions set in place some 50-70 years ago."

Python f-strings Are More Powerful Than You Might Think
- Martin Heinz
#Python

tl;dr: "There are however some facts and handy features of f-string that you might not know about. So, let’s take a tour of some awesome f-string features that you’ll want to use in your everyday coding."

Notable GitHub Repos
TruffleHog
Find credentials all over the place. 

 
Alamofire
HTTP networking library in Swift.

 

Helix
A post-modern modal text editor.

 
Neverthrow
Type-Safe errors for JS & TypeScript.

 
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