When Costs Are Nonlinear, Keep It Small
tl;dr: "Do the easy boring job regularly, instead of the hard scary job in a panic." Jessica highlights the increasing, non-linear costs incurred when we don't repair something often and frequently.
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Hard To Discover Tips And Apps For Making MacOS Pleasant
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.
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80-characters-per-line Limits Should Be Terminal, Says Linux Kernel Chief Linus Torvalds
tl;dr: "Linus Torvalds has railed against 80-character-lines as a de facto programming standard and has moved to make reminders to keep things short a thing of the past."
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GitHub Protips: Tips, Tricks, Hacks, And Secrets From Lee Reilly
tl;dr: Make your @mentions stand out, using dark theme, markdown formatting tips and more.
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Words Are Hard - An Essay on Communicating With Non-Programmers
tl;dr: Communicating engineering to non-programmers can be an important part of the job and, often, programmers shy away. Michael explains strategies and techniques he uses.
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Notes On Technical Writing
tl;dr: Marcus frequently writes documentation for Wordpress. Here, he guides us through some of his learnings, including the concept of Minimalist Instruction.
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Database Design Standards
tl;dr: Curtis runs through some tips on database design - whether to go with camel case names or underscore_names, plural or singular tables, column naming, and more.
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Tech Lead Expectations for Engineering Projects
tl;dr: Framework of how Gergely manages his team at Uber including the initial team setup, how risks are managed, stakeholder communication and more.
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