Bookmarks

A permanent place to keep important reads on Tech topics

Startup

Free to Trial Conversion Rates

How Dollar Flight Club achieved a 76.5% trial-to-paid conversion rate

Side Hustles: The 4 Kinds of Businesses you can Start

Open Source and Proprietary

The cathedral and the Bazaar

Programming

How do I know if I’m good at programming?

Problem breakdown and solving useful for your entire career

12 years, 12 lessons thoughtworks


Boring Software Manifesto:

Some examples:

  • 3-tier applications over micro services
  • relational database over NoSQL
  • page reloads over single page applications

Workplace, People and Companies

How To Keep Your Best Programmers

Process and Management

DOWNTIME: The Wastes in a process

  • Defects
  • Overproduction
  • Waiting
  • Not utilizing talent
  • Transportation
  • Inventory excess
  • Motion waste
  • Excess processing

On Management and Hierachies: Do we need them?

Continuous Delivery

Site Reliability

Google Site Reliability Engineering

Project Management

How one jira ticker made my employer $1 million dollars

Unix Related Stories

The story of SSH port 22

Design and UX

North Design and development standards handbook

Databases

Why Ionel thinks MySQL is a terrible choice with django

High Availability MySQL from github engineering (way over my head)

Javascript

33 concepts every javascript developer should know (I haven’t gone through the wealth on content here and I don’t think I ever will)

API’s

API testing is exploratory testing: Testing API’s is more exploratory in nature than just automating and regression testing. The data they provide (or don’t) is rish in nature and needs to be aligned with what people need to get or do with them.

Python

Django

Testing

Test Driven Development the thinking behind Red, Green and Refactor

Data Science

Websites for Books

The Eye EU – Find technical books on many topics