Issue #262

22 October 2021


Issue #262
Pointer.io


Friday 22nd October's issue is presented by Vanta
#CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: Adam tells the tale of two developers - one who lacks self-confidence, the other overly confident. "Confidence hides two different concepts behind a single word" - (1) Confidence in yourself. (2) Confidence in an outcome. You want to be "confident in yourself - but appropriately uncertain about the world." He suggests avoiding the phrase "I don't know," implying a lack of self-confidence and saying "let me look into that."
Incident Review and Postmortem Best Practices
- Gergely Orosz
#Leadership #Management
 
tl;dr: This post covers: (1) Common incident handling practices across the industry. (2) Incident review best practices. (3) Incident review practices of tomorrow. (4) What tech can learn from incident handling in other industries. (5) Incident review/postmortem examples and templates.
Compliance Risk Management In 10 Steps
#Leadership #Management

tl;dr: Your business is growing - you’re getting more customers and onboarding more employees. As your network grows and more people interact with your company’s data and information, it’s critical to ensure you’re in compliance with the mandated regulations. Here are 10 steps for an effective compliance risk management strategy.

Promoted by Vanta.

The Ultimate Guide to Running Executive Meetings - 25 Tips from Top Startup Leaders
Leadership #Management #Guide 

tl;dr: "Tons of tactical suggestions for sidestepping common executive meeting potholes — from questions to ask yourself as you’re first designing the meeting, specific frameworks for deciding what makes it on the agenda, to tips for sharing the findings across the entire org."

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.

 
 
#Leadership #Management #Jobs
 
tl;dr: Senior leadership roles are often unposted and delegated to exec firms. Will outlines several ways to find such roles: (1) Through peers. (2) Exec recruiters through your network. (3) Crowd-sourced searches, such as small mailing lists. (4) Twitter.
New HTTP Standards For Caching On The Modern Web
- Tim Perry
#HTTP #Cache
 
tl;dr: The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is working to define new HTTP standards to reduce complexity around caching, launching 2 new HTTP header draft standards intended to make debugging caching easier, and provide more control over configuration. Standards are The Cache-Status Header and Targeted Cache-Control Headers, outlined here.
Tests Aren’t Enough: Case Study After Adding Type Hints To Urllib3
- Seth Michael Larson
#Python #Testing

tl;dr: "A guide to developers looking to add type hints to a medium-to-large size project. This effort took many months for our team to complete so make sure to allocate enough time."

#Rust
 
tl;dr: This version of Rust stabilizes the 2021 edition, with (1) Disjoint capture, (2) IntoIterator for arrays, and more.
 
Notable GitHub Repos
Icons
Official open source SVG icon library for Bootstrap.

 
Lenia
Produces a huge variety of interesting life forms.

 
Mattermost
Open source platform for secure collaboration across the entire software development lifecycle.

 
Apache APISIX
Apache APISIX is a dynamic, real-time, high-performance API gateway.

 
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