/Career Advice

It's Probably Time To Stop Recommending Clean Code

tl;dr: Clean Code mixes "a disarming combination of strong, timeless advice and advice which is highly questionable or dated or both." It focuses on "object-oriented code and exhorts the virtues of SOLID, to the exclusion of other programming paradigms."

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Develop Empathy

- Dan Moore tl;dr: Users don't care about "elegance of code or "how much you love to develop." They are "just trying to finish a task and get on with their life," developing empathy for their experience is important.

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On Coding, Ego And Attention

- Jose Browne tl;dr: There is an underlying tension between ego and mastering a task at hand. By removing the ego, putting the "task at the center" with a "beginner's mind," there is better focus. It's also taught Jose to love, not fear, the problem solving process.

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Compare Benefits

tl;dr: A calculation of monetary value of the perks offered by larger tech companies. 

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How To Become A Hacker

- Zach Alberico tl;dr: A retrospective on what the author would have told himself if he was learning for the first time - including do not be intimidated by what you don't understand, learn by doing, and more. 

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Back Of The Envelope Estimation Hacks

- Roberto Vitillo tl;dr: (1) Know your performance numbers, (2) approximate with powers, (3) leverage the rule of 72 and Little's Law.

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The IKEA Effect

- Dimitris Karapanos tl;dr: "A cognitive bias in which consumers place a disproportionately high value on products they partially created." There are strategies highlighted to stop going down this common path. 

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Stop Trying To Make Hard Work Easy

- Nir Eyal tl;dr: Hard work is hard, the real issue is distraction. Nir outlines how he eliminates distraction. 

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Surprising Things About Working At Well-Known Tech Unicorns

- Gergely Orosz tl;dr: Helpful advice if you're considering joining a unicorn from Gergely, from his time at Skype, Skyscanner and Uber. 

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The Hard Part of Learning a Language

- Hillel Wayne tl;dr: A laundry list of things you need to know in order to start hacking in a new language. 

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