Issue #341

9 August 2022


Issue #341
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Tuesday 9th August issue is presented by Stream

 
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How Do I Progress To The Next Level In My Career?
- James Stanier
#Management #CareerAdvice

tl;dr: "Progressing, in general, is a two-stage problem: you need to discover where it is that you’d like to go, and then you need to take positive action to work towards it. In my experience, many people over index on the prescriptive “how” before spending enough time on the “what”. The search space of possibilities for your career trajectory is effectively unbounded, and can rarely be predicted over long enough periods of time. This is a feature, not a bug, and should be embraced."

The Secret To Getting To The Staff+ Level? Leverage
- Camille Fournier
#Leadership #Management #CareerAdvice

tl;dr: "You need to develop skills that give you the leverage to show bigger value to the company. These could be interpersonal skills that make you more trusted and valued, execution skills that let you drive complex projects to success, strategic skills that give you bigger ideas and the ability to sell them, or, occasionally, expert skills that make you very hard to replace."

Building Your First Application With Deno
- Dillion Megida
#Deno

tl;dr: "In this article, you will learn how to build a backend server with Deno. I will show you how to create a live server, create API routes, store environment variables, read and write files in file systems, and create JWT tokens."

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Search Less, Browse More
- Hillel Wayne
#CareerAdvice

tl;dr: "My best explanation for this is that most people learn a tool through searching, not browsing. When you search, you’re trying to find information that solves your specific need. When you browse, you’re systematically going through information for learning or later lookup."

"Plan to throw one implementation away; you will, anyhow."

- Fred Brooks

 
#Entertaining
 
tl;dr: "Earlier this year I created Password Purgatory with the singular goal of putting spammers through the hellscape that is attempting to satisfy really nasty password complexity criteria."
Floating Point Math
#CareerAdvice

tl;dr: "Your language isn’t broken, it’s doing floating point math. Computers can only natively store integers, so they need some way of representing decimal numbers. This representation is not perfectly accurate. This is why, more often than not, 0.1 + 0.2 != 0.3."

How To Pick A Starter Project That'll Make Someone Quit
- Amir Rachum
#Leadership #Management

tl;dr: "Ever had hiring manager’s remorse? It’s where you regret hiring someone immediately after they start. It could be that you don’t like their face, or just want to see the world burn. Worse, they might have mentioned they like jazz. Whatever the reason, this post is here to help you make them quit on their own by picking the worst starter project for them."
#DataScience
 
tl;dr: "As the system evolves to solve more and more use cases, we have expanded its scope to handle not only the CDC use cases but also more general data movement and processing use cases:" (1) Events can be sourced from more generic applications. (2) Catalog of available DB connectors is growing. (3) More processing patterns such as filter, projection, union, join, etc...
 
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