Issue #205

11 September 2020

Issue #205
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tl;dr: Although hierarchy is deeply established in our culture, management shouldn't be seen as a promotion - "we should invert the hierarchy and embrace management as a service role, a support position." Charity shares a roadmap to change company culture. 
tl;dr: "Writing comments is of paramount importance in order to produce good code" for two reasons. (1) Comments explain why the code exists and is performing a specific action. (2) It's a tool for lowering the cognitive load of the reader.
tl;dr: Tom argues that programming is game played and "won" by defense - writing high quality code with less bugs - rather than offense - writing code quickly. 
#PracticalTips #Productivity
tl;dr: "Inspired by a few different conversations with friends who’ve switched to macOS where I give them a whole bunch of tips and recommendations..." Tristan also provides suggestions for iOS and productivity apps.
My Org Mode Flow
- Christine Dodrill
#Productivity #Emacs
tl;dr: "Emacs has a package that helps me organize my workflow, focus my note-taking and even keep a timeclock for how long I spend working on tasks. This package is called Org mode, and this is my flow for using it."
"First learn computer science and all the theory. Next develop a programming style. Then forget all that and just hack."

- George Carrette
AVIF Has Landed
- Jake Archibald
tl;dr: AVIF is a new royalty-free image format derived from the keyframes of AV1 video supported in Chrome 85, and others soon. Although initially skeptical, Jakes highlights advantages over existing formats. 
tl;dr: "This post will reintroduce the core ideas in a more formal way and then talk about some of the techniques you can apply to make better tables."
tl;dr: Fastcore is "a unique python library that extends the python programming language and provides utilities that enhance productivity." 
tl;dr: "The goal is not to learn Python, the goal is to understand how Python plays a role in the innovative solutions that NASA creates."
#CareerAdvice #DataEngineer
tl;dr: "This roadmap aims to give a complete picture of the modern data engineering landscape and serve as a study guide for aspiring data engineers."