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ProLinks #43 - Lessons for Product Managers, Recruiters, Coders and more

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Write clean code and get rid of code smells with real life examples - It is common that developers are kind of lazy, which is very good in so many ways; however, being lazy and copy/past lines of code is not a proper behaviour.

The Floppotron: Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams cover by computer hardware orchestra. 

Engineers Say "No Thanks" to Silicon Valley Recruiters, Citing Ethical Concerns - Some engineers are turning down tech recruiters by citing concerns about corporate values

Software Security is a Programming Languages Issue - Security vulnerabilities are both enabled and prevented by various language (mis)features, and programming (anti)patterns. 

Markov Chains - Explained Visually

1 year of Product Management later - So today, instead of talking about the ‘5 do’s and don’ts of being a good PM’ etc. I thought I’d share exactly what I observed and learned.

Level up for UX: Design lessons from video games - Looking for inspiration to improve the look and feel of your product? Take clues from popular video games to create engaging user experiences for web and mobile.

The merge request checklist -  In order to avoid multiple discussion rounds for a merge request to pass, we've come up with a checklist with best practices in our team.

Career Advice - Every weekday I go into an office, write code, joke on slack with coworkers, and generally try to improve our code base, our workflows, and our communication with other teams.

Climate change


Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change - This narrative by Nathaniel Rich is a work of history, addressing the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989: the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change.

What’s Really Warming the World? - Skeptics of manmade climate change offer various natural causes to explain why the Earth has warmed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. But can these account for the planet’s rising temperature?

The Greenhouse Effect Explained - The Greenhouse Effect (which is not how greenhouses work).

Business


When business goals backfire: How to adjust to unintended consequences - here are several questions, essential questions that leaders and managers should ask themselves when they look at how they want KPIs to have an impact and influence on their organizations. 

How to Hire - In truth, one company’s A player may be a B player for another firm. There is no formula for what makes people successful.

Business secrets from terrible people - It turns out that some truly f—ng horrific people have some smart management ideas. This is not maybe surprising. If you have some twisted goals, you can’t have incompetent leadership or you won’t get anywhere.

An Open Letter to Vendors - Don’t bother with e-mails. If it looks like a sales e-mail I delete it without reading it.

Society


Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists - Perpetually raging about the world's injustices? You're probably overcompensating.

Health


My Life As a Psychopath - The woman I spoke to, who will remain anonymous, says she was diagnosed as a psychopath in her mid-20s, and the diagnostic process she describes appears to be in line with what Neumann says is required.

Media



History


Trial by Combat? Trial by Cake! - The medieval tradition of deciding legal cases by appointing champions to fight to the death endured through 1817, unlike its tastier cousin.

Politics


The dangers of illiberal liberalism - Liberals who repress speech to prevent harm risk inviting authoritarianism, writes Claire Fox of the Academy of Ideas

Science


The Einstein myth: Why the cult of personality is bad for science - We hear about these famous scientists, it goes Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking or Neil deGrasse Tyson; we know of these wonderful kind of larger than life personalities, and does that really reflect what the practice of science is?

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