Compendium of Wondrous Links vol IX
Welcome back to this totally non-regular compilation of interesting reads. Enjoy!
- A Pixel Artist Renounces Pixel Art.
- A module of Python utilities aiming to complement the standard library. Boltons
- Named Pipes in Unix. Pipes are a really powerful tool.
- I’m each day more convinced that the biggest problem that an developer faces today is the internal expectations and unfair comparison. Productivity vs Guilt and Self-Loathing.
- On secretly Terrible Engineers Curiously enough, in my current job, one of the first things my manager said to me was: “your interview was brilliant, but here’s a great book on the area you seem to be less good” 😉 It was a great book indeed.
- The linked article about hiring is also worth reading.
- Why someone would want to use Vim????
- Managing and lead engineers is challenging. Jessica McKellar talks about it.
- Did you ever wonder why some songs feel so much as others? Chord progressions on 5,000 songs. This video illustrates what a chord progression is beautifully (and hilariously)
- Cognitive overload is a real thing. Simplifying processes with simple rules can greatly help on taking decisions.
- Social networks space is very interesting, because everyone seems to have different opinions on what is important and what are the changes to come. Here one article about this. Here a different view. And here a comment to the different view.
- Given the current trend of glorifying youth in our field, the title “senior developer” seems to be used somehow lightly. I don’t particularly like decalogs or “must have“, because careers are not a list of checkboxes. That said, I think that talking about maturity is always interesting, and this article has very good point on great skills to have that experience should help with. On Being A Senior Engineer.
- In this follow up there an interesting point. Why culture is (not always) bullshit.
- From a more practical point of view, lessons learned in software development.
- Some explanations about passwords and how they should be treated, including why is not OK to send you your password over email.
- For a purely external point of view, the market on Visas for programmers in US seems quite weird.