Issue #143

30 May 2019

Issue #143
#Management #Infrastructure
tl;dr: Playbook on managing technical infrastructure focussing on how to transition from constant firefighting mode to a structured operational framework. 

Conscious Leadership
Alex MacCaw
tl;dr: This article covers a set of values that management at Clearbit look for in employees, starting with the principle of "learning above the line" where employees are intellectually curious, not stubborn about being right. 

The End Of Mobile
- Benedict Evans

tl;dr: There are approximately 5.3bn people on earth that are over 15 years old and, of these, ~5bn have a mobile phone. We were curious what would happen once everyone had a phone, now we are here. 

The Programmer Who Created Python Isn’t Interested In Mentoring White Guys
Dan Kopf

tl;dr: Open-source communities need to become more inclusive by establishing codes of conduct and mentoring. The problem is that some may not feel comfortable or confident enough in defending their own ideas to those they don't know, so their ideas are not equally represented. 

Understanding Fake Agile
- Steve Denning

tl;dr: As Agile Methodology has been increasingly banded around and adopted by larger enterprises, this article clarifies how agile methodology really works. 
#GitHub #General
tl;dr: Newly launched tool GitHub Sponsor allows contributors to support a specific person or project directly with no fee taken. GitHub matched every dollar contributed in the first year. 
tl;dr: Case study into how the author isolated, debugged and optimized a query, reducing its call-time from ~24 mins to 2 seconds. Author also discusses lessons learned. 

Speed At Scale - What's New In Web Performance?
- Katie HempeniusAddy Osmani
tl;dr: (1) Lighthouse supports Performance Budgeting (2) Native image and iframe lazy-loading comes to the web (3) Google Fonts now supports font-display as a query parameter. 


Reducing Motion With The Picture Element
- Brad Frost

tl;dr: If you deal with moving images on the web, this is how you can use the "prefers-reduced-motion" within a picture tag in HTML.  


Why I'm Still Using jQuery In 2019
- Martin Tournoij

tl;dr:  Authors believes there are a less reasons to stick with simple JavaScript, since it is longer and has a higher compile time than jQuery. 

Before Netscape: The Forgotten Web Browsers Of The Early 1990s
Matthew Lasar

tl;dr: Old browsers screenshots, including Tim Berner Lee's original WorldWideWeb browser CERN that ran on the NeXTStep operating system. 

Moving To Require Python 3
- Python Open Source Community

tl;dr: Python 2 will be sunset as of January 1st 2020, this covers the reasons why and what happens if you don't transition onto Python 3.  
Notable Developer Conferences 2019
Microsoft Build 
May 6-8
Seattle, Washington, USA
May 21 - 23
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
May 22-23
Broomfield, Colorado, USA
July 17-18
Portland, Oregon, USA
Open Source Summit 
July 17-19
Tokyo, Japan
July 24-27
San Diego, California, USA
Sept 9–12
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Strange Loop 
Sept 12-14
St. Louis, Missouri, USA 
DjangoCon US 
Sept 22-27
San Diego, CA
Oracle CodeOne 
Sept 16–19
SF, California
React Day Berlin 
Nov 30
Berlin, Germany
Microsoft Ignite 
Nov 4-8
Orlando, Florida, USA
Dec 5-6

Paris, France
December 6-7

Riga, Latvia

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