Issue #227

19 March 2021


Issue #227
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Know Your “One Job” And Do It First
- Charity Majors
#CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: If you don’t do the core parts of your job, no matter how many extras you do, eventually your job probably will be in danger. This is a common trap people fall into and it's important to explain to your coworkers that you need to hit the pause button on electives, and not get sucked into them. 
Engineering Manager Resources
- Ryan Burgess
#Management
 
tl;dr: A list of engineering manager resource links including books, podcasts, articles and more. 
#Management
 
tl;dr: There are two primary ways we can support direct reports: proactively, by creating a supportive and safe environment, and reactively, responding to individual crises. Lara outlines both. 
#Performance
 
tl;dr: "Thanks to progress in networks and browsers (but not devices), a more generous global budget cap has emerged for sites constructed the "modern" way. We can now afford ~100KiB of HTML/CSS/fonts and ~300-350KiB of JS (gzipped). This rule-of-thumb limit should hold for at least a year or two."
#Leadership #Management
tl;dr: An organization needs 3 things to be resilient (1) Learning skills to develop a body of shared knowledge to prevent wasted efforts of addressing the same problems. (2) Tools, processes and psychological safety to communicate effectively. (3) Slack for engineers to be able to perform both proactive and reactive work. 

"Weeks of coding can save you hours of planning."

- Unknown

 
#Leadership #CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: This is unproductive and common. If you start paying attention to what others think and less about your talents, beliefs and values, you'll harm your potential. Develop a deeper sense of who you are, and that starts with self awareness, to tackle this. 
Speed Of Rust Vs C
- Kornel Lesiński
#Rust #C
 
tl;dr: "Rust programs also optimize quite well, sometimes better than C. While C is good for writing minimal code on byte-by-byte pointer-by-pointer level, Rust has powerful features for efficiently combining multiple functions or even whole libraries together."
#Algorithm
 

tl;dr: "By harnessing randomness, a new algorithm achieves a fundamentally novel — and faster — way of performing one of the most basic computations in math and computer science."

#CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: (1) Physical activity i.e. walking, running, cycling, dancing... (2) Breathing exercises e.g. box breathing allows CO2 to build up which stimulates the nerve system (3) Positive social interactions and laughter.
#CareerAdvice
 
tl;dr: "New research shows that people of all ranks look to low-level peers for information about organizational social norms."
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