/Management

A Recipe For Self-Improvement

- Paulo André tl;dr: A formula to work on any aspect of your own self-improvement. All steps work in parallel, in a continuous loop. (1) Awareness: Being aware of a problem is not enough, you have to accept it, believe it is worth fixing, and now is the time. (2) Understanding: Asking and understanding why you act in this way. (3) Overcoming: realizing when and how your behavior is in conflict with your values and goals.

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Compose Chat Messaging Tutorial

tl;dr: Experience deeply customizable UI components powered by the Jetpack Compose framework, with built-in support for theming, right-to-left support, custom reactions, attachments, data formatting, and many more awesome features!

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Moving The Finish Line

- Will Larson tl;dr: "Executives are evaluated based on their perceived outcomes rather than actual outcomes." Will discusses this common issue and how it’s hard to force a poorly run company to become better run, but easy to make local improvements on your team. It’s a bit harder to allow those local improvements to spread organically. 

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Why Success Is Often Elusive At The Highest Echelons

- Cindy Sridharan tl;dr: "Many leaders mould the organization in their image or the image of the past workplace. Engineering leaders brought into embattled organizations tasked with stabilizing the chaos are often heavily incentivized to do this. Many a time these folks, in my experience, tend to fail harder and more often than those who try to learn the organizational ropes and tailor their leadership style to fit the organizational culture."

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Airbnb’s Microservices Architecture Journey To Quality Engineering

- Antoine Craske tl;dr: Airbnb went through this process implementing the following practices: (1) Provide infrastructure as code to improve developer’s productivity. (2) Clarify ownership and improve with tooling & observability. (3) Define a new architecture supported by organization & methods. (4) Lead a deprecation working group to accelerate the migration. Antoine discusses how each was solved.

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Resources For Leading Through Crises

- Lara Hogan tl;dr: Lara lists recently published resources for managing in a time of crises, including "Managering through terrible times," "Handling the emotional weight of 1:1s" and "When your manager isn’t supporting you, build a Voltron." Additionally listed are resources to build resilience and tactical templates.

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How Live Is Your Stream? Measure Live Latency At Scale With Mux Data

tl;dr: Beta test the new HLS Live Stream Latency metric in Mux Data for free! Understand the live streaming experience, and find opportunities to improve.

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Why I Quit Google’s WebAssembly Team, And How It Made Me Sick

- Katelyn Gadd tl;dr: "This is a partial story of what went wrong with the process and how it permanently damaged me. My hope is that this story will help people recognize toxic cultures in their own workplaces, or help new hires have a better career at Google."

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Preventing Burnout: A Manager's Toolkit

tl;dr: 12 strategies, including: (1) Encourage time off, prompting employees to take some if they don't have any planned. (2) Lower the pressure by lowering expectations on OKRs and asking about them less frequently. (3) Be more positive about teams, and reports. 

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Practical Guide to Secure SSH Access

tl;dr: SSH is a powerful tool that often grants a lot of access to anyone using it to log in to a server. This tech paper by Teleport covers three practical approaches to securing SSH access. Learn more.

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