Issue #279

4 January 2022


Issue #279
Pointer.io


Tuesday 4th January's issue is presented by Vanta
 

Happy New Year & Thank You to all readers & sponsors. You have made this newsletter possible.

A reminder that my email is always open to anyone who wants a new friend. Being an engineer can be a lonely job, esp these days working remotely. Please don't feel afraid to say hi, share feedback or whatever you are working on, just click reply!
- Suraj
#Management
 
tl;dr: "This article explicitly focuses on senior leadership roles, which were what I was looking for." (1) It will likely take longer than you expect. (2) Independent headhunters and recruiters are a valuable resource. (3) Use your project management skills to keep your sanity. (4) Be strategic around your interviews and chats. (5) Do not waste your time, but part as friends with everyone in the process. 
How To Mentor Software Engineers
- David Golden
#Management #CareerAdvice

tl;dr: Mentorship conversations are quite different from coaching conversations. "When someone comes to me, they’re usually asking bigger question not tied to our day-to-day work and these conversations fall into three categories:" (1) Goals - figuring out what they really want. (2) Situations - handling the unfamiliar or difficult. (3) Skills - getting promoted. David discusses how to mentor each.
What Are The Benefits Of A PCI Automated Platform?
#Management 

tl;dr: PCI compliance is a critical step in protecting your business from data breaches and security risks, but it is also a painful process. Are there benefits to a PCI automated platform? You betcha… think less process, less painful. Learn how an automated platform can help your business get market ready faster.

Promoted by Vanta.

The Decision-Making Pendulum
- Candost Dagdeviren
#Leadership #Management
 
tl;dr: Candost sees decision-making as a spectrum - or pendulum - between authority and consensus: "On one side, we have the authority, and on the other side, we have the consensus. This pendulum requires leaders to go back and forth. Having flexibility in decision-making is crucial and more persuasive than sticking to only one."

A Note From Vanta

Vanta is the easy way to get SOC 2, HIPAA, or ISO 27001 compliant. 1000+ companies trust Vanta to automate their security monitoring, and get ready for security audits in weeks instead of months.

 
#DevOps #Video
 
tl;dr: "How Liberty Mutual implemented a high-performing DevOps culture to increase stability, shorten release cycles, and deliver value faster."
A Realization Of Why Email Is Critical Infrastructure For The Internet
- Chris Siebenmann
#BookRecommendation
 
tl;dr: "The prospect for another federated, Internet wide communication system seem very remote at this point in time, so email is it." Email is our only reliable communication method between different organizations and, at this point, companies have something to lose if companies try to replace email.
Three Minor Features In Go 1.18
- Carl Johnson
#Go

tl;dr: (1) Version control information included in the binary. (2) New http.MaxBytesHandler middleware (3) Unreasonably effective strings.Cut function.

End of Year Pay Report 2021
#Salary

tl;dr: The 7 top paying companies for engineers, by level. Principal engineers are highest paid at Roblox, Facebook and Lyft. Top locations are in the US are SF, Seattle and NY.

Notable GitHub Repos
Immudb
World’s fastest immutable database, built on a zero trust model

 
Starship
The minimal, blazing-fast, and infinitely customizable prompt for any shell!

 
Pytudes
Python programs, usually short, of considerable difficulty, to perfect particular skills.

 
Hacker Laws
Laws, Theories, Principles and Patterns that developers will find useful.

 
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