Issue #200

18 August 2020

Issue #200
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#Management #ProductManagement
tl;dr: A healthy relationship between engineering and product lead has (1) two people, one voice inside and outside the team. (2) Frequent communication. (3) Empathy towards the other. (4) Clear understanding of where roles start and end. Gergely discusses how to forge such a relationship.
Dear Google Cloud: Your Deprecation Policy is Killing You
- Steve Yegge
tl;dr: Google's lack of a support culture, combined with a “let’s break it in the name of making it prettier” deprecation treadmill, is alienating their developers. Andrew discusses his experiences with GCP.

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#Leadership #CareerAdvice
tl;dr: Pat outlines the reasons to venture into a leadership role. (1) Desire to have more impact. (2) Opportunity to build different skills (3) Interest in watching others grow (4) Desire to improve the environment (5) Act as a Role Model. And the reasons not to. 
tl;dr: "Mozilla is a company with a long history of moving the world of web standards forward. And its crisis should concern us all." Some of its contributions have gone under the radar - Rust, HTML5, Asm.js and MDN.  

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How To Save Mozilla
- Daphne Preston-Kendal
tl;dr: "Google is to blame for not renewing the contract that gives Mozilla a share of the ad revenue from the Firefox search bar." Ways to support Mozilla include writing to lawmakers to prompt an investigation into Google’s anti-competitive practices, "actually use Firefox", and more. 

“The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim.”

- Edsger W. Dijkstra
Sleep Well, Lead Better
- Christopher Barnes
#Management #Leadership #Wellness
tl;dr: "Sleep-deprived leaders were more impatient, irritable, and antagonistic, which resulted in worse relationships."
#PostrgeSQL #RecommendationEngine #Python
tl;dr: Craig guides us through his experimental recommendation engine - with "SciPy, NumPy and Pandas there is a lot of interesting potential here."
#Javascript #CareerAdvice
tl;dr: "One of the best decisions in my developer career was to go beyond just using tools, I decided to create them." Afonso presents some of these tools and what he learned.
tl;dr: Over 4500 developers surveyed, this report is divided into web development trends, frameworks and tools on the rise and decline, favorite tools, and more. 
tl;dr: Substantial improvements to the Go linker, improved allocation for small objects at high core counts, and more.