Issue #215

17 November 2020

Issue #215
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#Leadership #Management
tl;dr: This post advices both managers writing reviews and those writing self-assessment. Focus on compassion. For managers, clarify expectations, consider personal circumstances, focus on outcomes, be honest about personal struggles and recognize soft contributions. 
Attention Is My Most Valuable Asset for Productivity as a Software Developer
- Zachary Wade Betz
tl;dr: Zachary counteracts distractions by (1) building physical strength, (2) creating a "boring" and "tidy" workspace, (3) making his smart phone "dumb," (4) being an "OS minimalist," (5) organizing browser bookmarks (6) minimize meetings, (7) use the The Eisenhower Method to categorize tasks. 
tl;dr: Title gives a sense of seniority amongst peers, a seat at the table of higher engineering discussions, a bump in compensation at larger companies and potential access to interesting work. Pursuing title alone can be counter-productive, and "focusing on developing your approach and skills will be far more impactful."
#Management #CompanyCulture
tl;dr: It's common to focus on the practical skills lost when someone leaves. Consider cultural implications too. As a manager, identify a common behavior the employee brought, its impact, and how you want to strengthen it going forward - through your own behaviors, asking someone else, or through the a new hire. 
tl;dr: "New research shows that fathers still do only around half of the unpaid work that mothers do. The good news is that men want to step up..." This article outlines how both fathers and organizations can create change. 

"Code never lies, comments sometimes do."

— Ron Jeffries

This Is How I Git
- Daniel Stenberg
tl;dr: "I have a very simple approach and way of working with git in curl. This is how it works."
#OpenSource #GitHub
tl;dr: "We share developers’ frustration with this takedown—especially since this project has many legitimate purposes." Github outlines how they're changing their review process moving forward. 
Eleven Years Of Go
- Russ Cox
tl;dr: Milestones the team have achieved, including the improvement of gopls, which enables advanced Go-aware support in many editors, and more. 
Version 11 Of Angular Now Available
- Mark Wood
tl;dr: Updates on Operation Byelog, automatic inlining of fonts, component test harnesses, and more. 
#ArtificialIntelligence #MachineLearning
tl;dr: "we envision a future where creators focus on making high-level decisions and an ML model interactively suggests detailed temporal and graphical edits for a final video creation on multiple platforms."