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Through a combination of ‘Structured Procrastination’ and ‘Focused Finishing’ we can open our eyes to all of the opportunities in the world around us, whilst ensuring that we deliver our best work precisely when it’s required.
This was my favourite talk at the latest Jam Conference. Shaun Russell explains how they created an environment in which great ideas have real chances to flourish. My biggest takeaway? “Make feedback inevitable”.
Steven Strogatz talks about game theory, "elegant" math, math education, and the effectiveness of models in different fields.
How you can use Sketch to build a style guide and use it to build a front-end framework.
The Content Platform Engineering team in Netflix explains how they run a number of business processes which are driven by asynchronous orchestration of tasks executing on microservices. Some of these are long running processes spanning several days!
The Guardian dev team shares what didn't go well in 2016, and what they learnt from them so we can avoid their same mistakes. Like when the entire website was broken on Safari…
Virtual DOM (VDOM aka VNode) is magical ✨ but is also complex and hard to understand 😱.
This post tries to explain it.
"Donald Trump's campaign promise to crack down on visas for skilled foreign technology workers has a cheerleader in China…"
"Because I no longer have the illusion of being infinite, I have learned the art of prioritization."
The Gigafactory is where Tesla Motors will build the batteries that power its electric vehicles.
Truck Factor designates the minimal number of developers that must leave (i.e., get hit by a truck or bus, or win in the lottery) before a project becomes unsustainable.
A beautiful journey towards Koya-san, home to esoteric Buddhism, Japan.
A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person, how is that from science point of view?
Via Nikhil Verma
Arnold Schwarzenegger explains in this preface if a book why he does't consider himself a "self-made man" and why we need to treat the world as our classroom, soaking up lessons and stories from everyone, and never stop learning.
Harsh Sinha, VP of Engineering at TransferWise, explains how teams with strong key principles help a company to grow quickly without degrade very quickly in chaos and anarchy.
What does it even mean "full stack developer"? Andy Shora gives his point of view in this "well-balanced article/controversial rant" about the term.
Via Marek Lenik
A very touching short movie, on the importance of human language.
Wow, even Harry Roberts (a.k.a. csswizardry) is re-considering his position on CSS nesting…
Not yet a green light, but definitely a big step forward (in my personal opinion).
In this article Alastair Simpson, Head of Design at Atlassian, explains how you can design the physical space of an office to encourage design thinking and boost creativity within the company.
H&M has teamed up with director Wes Anderson for a festive short-film, titled “Come Together”, starring Adrian Brody.