Thursday, October 31, 2019

Friday Links

Dark Web Site Taken Down without Breaking Encryption
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/10/dark_web_site_t.html

Cycling through all the streets in central London
http://davis.vilums.me/all-the-streets/

How the Internet Archive is Digitizing LPs to Preserve Generations of Audio
https://www.jwz.org/blog/2019/10/how-the-internet-archive-is-digitizing-lps-to-preserve-generations-of-audio/

Organic Software Architecture
https://dev.to/kmruiz/organic-software-architecture-3548

We Tried ‘Half-Day Fridays.’ Here’s How It Went.
https://open.buffer.com/half-day-fridays/

Vint Cerf’s top moments from 50 years of the Internet
https://www.blog.google/inside-google/googlers/vint-cerf-top-moments-50-years-internet/

Linus Torvalds: 'I'm not a programmer anymore'
https://www.zdnet.com/article/linus-torvalds-im-not-a-programmer-anymore/

Is Google’s new BERT technology another nail in traditional SEO’s coffin?
https://econsultancy.com/googles-bert-algorithm-seo-dead/

Carbon Offsetting: What Is It, and Does It Even Work?
https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/pa78d7/carbon-offsetting-what-is-it-and-does-it-even-work

Sidekiq Optimization and Monitoring
https://blog.appsignal.com/2019/10/29/sidekiq-optimization-and-monitoring.html

Podcasts


Change Your Space, Change Your Mind: Architect Donald M. Rattner
https://pca.st/h5rqsuup

Desert Island Disks: Wendell Pierce, actor
https://pca.st/ynh9th78

Plastic pollution with Richard Thompson
https://pca.st/nztzm5ue

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday Links

Announcing our acquisition of Code Barrel, makers of Automation for Jira
https://www.atlassian.com/blog/announcements/welcome-code-barrel-automation-for-jira

Seniority for Software Engineers: a Tech Talk
https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/seniority-tech-talk/

Letting Birds scooters fly free
https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/53258.html

Client Consistency at Slack: Beyond Libslack
https://slack.engineering/client-consistency-at-slack-beyond-libslack-c9cfbe778fb7

PostgreSQL Connection Pooling: Part 1 – Pros & Cons
http://highscalability.com/blog/2019/10/18/postgresql-connection-pooling-part-1-pros-cons.html

Learnings from the journey to continuous deployment
https://engineering.linkedin.com/blog/2019/learnings-from-the-journey-to-continuous-deployment

Do Software Developers Normally Code on Weekends? Work-life Balance and Overtime in the Tech Industry
https://codeahoy.com/2019/10/19/do-software-developers-work-weekends-work-life-tech/

Towards a Culture of Teams
https://agileoutloud.wordpress.com/2019/10/17/towards-a-culture-of-teams/

Skip level meetings: What they are, and exactly how to run them
https://m.signalvnoise.com/skip-level-meetings-what-they-are-and-exactly-how-to-run-them/

My Experience with Burnout as a Startup Founder
https://open.buffer.com/burnout/

How Amplitude’s Learning & Development Stipend Fosters Our Growth Mindset
https://amplitude.com/blog/learning-and-development-stipend

Fast/Slow in 3X: Explore/Expand/Extract
https://medium.com/@kentbeck_7670/fast-slow-in-3x-explore-expand-extract-6d4c94a7539

Bezos DDoS'd: Amazon Web Services' DNS systems knackered by hours-long cyber-attack
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/22/aws_dns_ddos/

Publishing on Medium
https://medium.com/@kentbeck_7670/publishing-on-medium-b1f788c42634

NordVPN Breached
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/10/nordvpn_breache.html

6 myths about chat etiquette that are slowing you down
https://www.atlassian.com/blog/productivity/chat-etiquette-myths-slack-tips

Dealing with a production incident after midnight
https://medium.com/@SkyscannerEng/production-incident-postmortem-aws-cache-12d722e30840

the big leaps...
https://twitter.com/johncutlefish/status/1107177025914068993

Understanding searches better than ever before
https://www.blog.google/products/search/search-language-understanding-bert/

Podcasts


Building a World-Class Onboarding Process For Your Software Engineering Team
https://pca.st/0v9m9oql

#1: Eoghan McCabe (CEO at Intercom) on finding your authentic leadership style
https://pca.st/z3cytzk0

#2: Katie Womersley (VP Engineering at Buffer) on managing a fully remote engineering team
https://pca.st/uc5vnt9r

#4: Camille Fournier (Author of The Manager's Path) on Manager Readmes... and if you should make one
https://pca.st/wzgzzmig

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday Links

Vulcain
https://github.com/dunglas/vulcain
Software Architecture is Overrated, Clear and Simple Design is Underrated
https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/software-architecture-is-overrated/
How We Run Hack Week on a Remote Team
https://open.buffer.com/hack-week-remote/
The 5 mistakes you’re likely making in your one-on-one meetings with direct reports
https://m.signalvnoise.com/the-5-mistakes-youre-likely-making-in-your-one-on-one-meetings-with-direct-reports/
Debugging hidden memory leaks in Ruby
https://samsaffron.com/archive/2019/10/08/debugging-unmanaged-and-hidden-memory-leaks-in-ruby
Nobody cares about quality.
https://lethain.com/nobody-cares-about-quality/
How to start blogging
https://letterstoanewdeveloper.com/2019/10/14/how-to-start-blogging/
Perl 6 renamed to Raku
https://lwn.net/Articles/802329/
Cracking the Passwords of Early Internet Pioneers
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/10/cracking_the_pa.html
The lines of code that changed everything
https://www.jwz.org/blog/2019/10/the-lines-of-code-that-changed-everything/
Basecamp no longer requires Google for two-factor authentication
https://m.signalvnoise.com/basecamp-no-longer-requires-google-for-two-factor-authentication/
Launching JavaScript Error Tracking v1.0.
https://blog.appsignal.com/2019/10/16/javascript-error-tracking-launch.html
JavaScript Errors: An Exceptional History
https://blog.appsignal.com/2019/10/17/javascript-errors-an-exceptional-history.html

Podcasts


Diffbot Infrastructure with Mike Tung
https://pca.st/p186aev8
Incident Reproduction with Tammy Butow
https://pca.st/e9t9jund

Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday Links

Understanding Scheduling Behavior with SchedViz (Google Open Source Blog) 

BPF at Facebook (and beyond)
https://lwn.net/Articles/801871

A forty year career.
https://lethain.com/forty-year-career/

Announcing The Buffer Overflow Podcast
https://overflow.buffer.com/2019/10/07/announcing-the-buffer-overflow-podcast/

The guide to workplace communication channels you didn’t know you needed
https://www.atlassian.com/blog/teamwork/choosing-communication-channels-workplace

Questions to Ask a CEO to Ensure a Healthy Company Culture
https://getlighthouse.com/blog/questions-to-ask-a-ceo-healthy-culture/

Timely: Google Posts H1 Tag Video After H1 SEO Controversy
https://www.seroundtable.com/amp/google-posts-h1-tag-video-after-h1-seo-controversy-28325.html

Investigating the security of Lime scooters
https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/53024.html

No More Mixed Messages About HTTPS
https://security.googleblog.com/2019/10/no-more-mixed-messages-about-https_3.html

Podcasts & YouTube

The Toolbox Fallacy
https://youtu.be/sz4YqwH_6D0

Open Source and Power with Matt Mullenweg
https://pca.st/e6skvrfy

The War on Cars: The Problem With Public Meetings, Part 2
https://pca.st/fvys7w2l

Friday, October 04, 2019

Friday Links

Developer Burnout: How Can a Manager Spot It and Stop It
https://codingsans.com/blog/developer-burnout

3 command line games for learning Bash the fu
n way
https://opensource.com/article/19/10/learn-bash-command-line-games

PostgreSQL 12 released
https://lwn.net/Articles/801204/

The path of least resistance towards one backlog
https://blog.odd-e.com/yilv/2019/10/the-path-of-least-resistance-towards-one-backlog.html

Keeping privacy and security simple, for you
https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/keeping-privacy-and-security-simple-you/

To stay secure online, Password Checkup has your back
https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/password-checkup/

Engineering Career Development at Etsy
https://codeascraft.com/2019/10/02/engineering-career-development-at-etsy/

Don’t burn out, burn down: how we learned to sprint on shifting sands
https://medium.com/@SkyscannerEng/dont-burn-out-burn-down-how-we-learned-to-sprint-on-shifting-sands-a67341c34fa8

'We live for gravity biking': deadly sport is way of life in MedellĂ­n
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/oct/02/we-live-for-gravity-biking-deadly-sport-is-way-of-life-in-medellin

Solving documentation for monoliths and monorepos
https://labs.spotify.com/2019/10/01/solving-documentation-for-monoliths-and-monorepos/

My Time at Snap
https://medium.com/@marko_tupper/my-time-at-snap-83134da32e01

TensorFlow 2.0.0
https://lwn.net/Articles/800940/rss

Podcasts
Hunting Hidden Gems - Tricks to Find Great-fit Developers That Other Hiring Managers Miss
https://pca.st/so2mxhw9