This week's issue is curated by Hywel Carver, founder of Skiller Whale , the company that helps you get the most out of your tech team through targeted, immersive, bite-sized training.
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Reads of the Week
An informal list for reliability engineering that's been bouncing around inside my head for years.
High quality software is actually cheaper to produce.
Culture & People
It is going to cover censorship and sanctions.
A system for leveling up at Square
Leadership & Self-management
Sid Sijbrandij knows a thing or two about building, scaling and even walking away from companies. His current venture is on its way to $500 million in revenue and is valued at over $1 billion.
Agile, Engineering & Product
Every ops team has some manual procedures that they haven't gotten around to automating yet. Toil can never be totally eliminated. Very often, the biggest toil center for a team at a growing company will be its procedure for modifying infrastructure or its procedure for provisioning user accounts. Partial instructions for the latter might look…
A new version of Slack is rolling out for our desktop customers, built from the ground up to be faster, more efficient, and easier to work on. Conventional wisdom holds that you should never rewrite…
The “sensitivity” conjecture stumped many top computer scientists, yet the new proof is so simple that one researcher summed it up in a single tweet.
In a world of closed platforms, browser extensions are the rare exception that let users modify the apps that we use.
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