Cramer: Tech CEOs tell me they’re sick of spoiled Silicon Valley employees
“Jim Cramer [..] expects a “tech exodus” from California in the future, with one of the drivers being tech leaders’ dissatisfaction with their employees.” YES for you as CTOs, easier recruiting. Even when you’re in the valley.
Imagine there’s no human error
The key to postmortems. Always imagine the human from before the incident looking into the future. The pilot didn’t want to crash the plane. The engineer didn’t want to bring down the website. It’s not “They made a bad decision” but “Why did they make that decision”.
Cache made consistent: Meta’s cache invalidation solution
As they say “There are only three hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.” A deep dive into cache invalidation. The developer in me really enjoyed the read.
Generating true random numbers from bananas
I didn’t know! I always eat them!
Thousands of UK workers begin world’s biggest trial of four-day week
More companies trying a 4-day week. Two coachees recently asked me about my opinion (I’m in favor!) and how to make it work. A 4-day week makes weekends meaningful and gets people hungry for creating back on Monday.
An account from one of the companies:
This week’s book is “Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering” by Robert Glass. It’s from 2022. 20th year anniversary. It still stands as one of the few books in our profession that talks about facts instead of opnions, fashions and hypes. As software developers we need to put more decisions on facts instead of fashions. If you haven’t read the book, read it, there are still true points in it 20 years on (Recommended it to a coachee yesterday to solve a problem).