Month: December 2016

Readings for Lunch — [ 21 Dec 2016 ]

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THINK

Stretching Time

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.

PRODUCT DESIGN

Best Idea Wins: Behind Product at Lyst

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”.

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 Dec 2016 ]

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Pink (source)

DEVOPS

Netflix Conductor : A microservices orchestrator

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!

RETROSPECTIVES

What we learnt from our mistakes in 2016

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…

Readings for Lunch — [ 09 Dec 2016 ]

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Read the whole thread here.

INSPIRATION

I am not a self-made man.

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.

WORK

Product Engineering Principles at TransferWise

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.

Readings for Lunch — [ 06 Dec 2016 ]

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drawings_for_my_grandchildren (source) – read the amazing, lovely full story here.

JAVASCRIPT

Dear JavaScript,

There is not only the JavaScript fatigue of those trying to learn JavaScript or keep the pace with all its innovations.There is also the fatigue of those contributing to open source projects, working at the edges, pushing the boundaries and designing the future of JavaScript, and is not easy for them too.

CSS

Nesting your BEM

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).