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ProLinks #13

SOLID principles, remote working and why recruiter is not your friend. More inside.

IT


The Stress of Remote Working - In software engineering, remote working makes a lot of sense since, most of the time, you only need a computer and an internet connection to perform your duties.

The Death of Microservice Madness in 2018 - There are many cases where great efforts have been made to adopt microservice patterns without necessarily understanding how the costs and benefits will apply to the specifics of the problem at hand.

The graduate decision - “We’ve just hired a highly experienced developer who can join your team next week. There’s one catch though, you’ll have to give up your new graduate developer. What do you want to do?”

On being an Engineering Manager - In this post I will share what I learned throughout the last year (2017) as a engineering manager of 10 people and how it has impacted me, as a professional.

How Operating Systems Work: 10 Concepts you Should Know as a Developer - Do you speak binary? Can you comprehend machine code? If I gave you a sheet full of 1s and 0s, could you tell me what it means/does?

Coding Without A Language


SOLID Development Principles – In Motivational Pictures - So, here’s my first run at creating the SOLID software development principles in motivational picture form.

In defence of swap: common misconceptions - Having swap is a reasonably important part of a well functioning system. Without it, sane memory management becomes harder to achieve.

Society


New Rule: Distinction Deniers | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)


Here's How Star Wars & Star Trek Saved the Ozone Layer


The People Who Hate Us



Fun



Miscellaneous


Everyone’s a copywriter. Right? - It’s a huge and common problem, caused by a “client is always right” attitude — something we’ve all experienced, and all must endure. 

Your recruiter is not your friend - You’re happily plugging along at your job, making a decent living, and everything seems fine. Then you get an email or a LinkedIn message with an opportunity that seems too good to be true.

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