Such a well-written and cogent argument by Dave Mangot about how it definitely does matter whether you choose to deploy on Fridays or not and also that that choice is fully your own.
Figma’s multiplayer support is fantastic and something similar should be a part of every creative application. Now they’ve also written a very understandable high-level overview of their implementation (with CRDTs).
An accessible and highly educational overview of the most important lines of code ever written.
“the resilience of a system corresponds to its adaptive capacity tuned to the future.”
“While counterfactual reasoning helps restore our feeling that the world makes sense, the problem with it is that it doesn’t help us get better at avoiding or dealing with future incidents. The reason it doesn’t help is that counterfactual reasoning gives us an excuse to avoid the messy problem of understanding how we missed those obvious-in-retrospect actions and signals in the first place.”
The writings of Lorin Hochstein about resilience engineering are immensely valuable and illuminating. It’s nice to be able to read the thinking of people who are current with the cutting edge of a profession.
Twenty-four survival tips for women by Patricia Aas that I wholeheartedly support but wish were not necessary.
Berlin is finally thinking of fixing its totally and utterly broken website. That’s good news but a shame that we have had to use this monstrosity for the past ten years.
Ten principles for how to grow as an engineer that are as true as the day they were written.
I’d say a lot of this criticism of React is fair but because all frameworks have jumped onto components, I don’t really see a realistic workable alternative either.
After this piece, I’m totally sold on the benefits of mentoring (and registered myself on Coding Coach). I would be open to mentor a couple of people on engineering/product management/leadership.
Not enough popcorn in the world to read this exposé on Booking.com.
Let’s just say that if almost everybody tells you not to write your website in Perl and you still insist on it, then you deserve all of the consequences of that decision.
But they seem to be making so much money than most of the dysfunctionality in the article does not really affect the company.