— Firas Durri (@firasd) March 7, 2018
every library should have a good science fiction and fantasy section pic.twitter.com/Yzp9VtezJk
— Adam O'Grady (@adamjogrady) January 15, 2018
— Eric Elliott (@_ericelliott) September 5, 2017
When companies talk about burn rates, know two things are burning: Money & people. One you’re burning up, one you’re burning out – Jason Fried
When it comes to configuration management, configure the minimum is a good rule of thumb. Keep it minimal let the defaults run – Me
Quickest way to spot an enterprisey software company? They can't just sell products, they must sell "solutions".
— DHH (@dhh) September 11, 2017
How to Complete a Side Project and Turn it into a business
- Small scope
- Don’t compete on features with big players
- Don’t work alone on the project
- Don’t keep the idea secret
- Choose boring technology
Kick Ass Ecommerce Checklist
- Mobile First
- Super Fast
- A/B Testing
- Live Content
(No page view is the same)
Why I like Python
Hello, my name is David. I would fail to write bubble sort on a whiteboard. I look code up on the internet all the time. I don't do riddles.
— DHH (@dhh) February 21, 2017
Implying that you should be testing what they will be doing in real life. Not this bubble sort which has been solved and there is a standard library for. Or going for an interview for a carpenters position and them asking you to create a table with just a hammer and no use of the shop tools.
Quizes and tests are not always the best option. Sometimes just looking at their work (what they have done) and asking questions about it is good.
Simple things are good
As I’ve leveled up as a dev, I’ve also noticed that language-bashing is basically saying out loud “My experience is very limited.” – Annalee B-8
- Prevent Regressions
- Improve Design
- Enable later refactoring
- Document Behaviour
Being proud of 100% test coverage is like being proud of reading every word in the newspaper. Some are more important than others. – Kent Beck
Being a good senior developer is easy:
- Don’t tell, ask
- Don’t rewrite; pair and refactor
- Don’t sneer, encourage
- Be kind
If you don’t actively fight for simplicity in software, complexity will win. …and it will suck. – Henrik Joretag
On Advertising: ‘Everyone hates advertising till they lose their cat’ – Dave Droga
Dear Entrepreneur, Rejection is re-direction. But never accept NO from someone who doesn’t have the authority to say YES. – Soko Analyst
Cutting through the job ads crap
The best explanation of the car engine I’ve ever seen
Doing something Big?
- Set out to prove yourself wrong
- Create a team that gets stuff done
- Communicate openly and frequently
Developer Career Path
A great presentation on quantifying what junior, mid level and senior developers really are. Not just the titles. Also showing that the path does not have to force you to become a manager. Showing you how to become a software engineering lead.