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This week: A new workflow in Slack, 44 engineering management lessons, why estimation in software development is usually terrible, what a good commit message looks like.

 

threads = serious software in slack

PRODUCTIVITY

Threads = Serious Software in Slack

Ben Brown proposes a brilliant use for Slack’s new threaded side conversations, which has huge potential for dev teams.

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44 engineering management lessons

LEADERSHIP

44 engineering management lessons

Slava Akhmechet short guide on the do’s, don’ts, motivation, and the hardest part of being a engineering manager… dealing with people.

 

why estimation in software development is usually terrible

ESTIMATION

Why Estimation in Software Development is Usually Terrible

The less certain we are about how to go something, the worse our estimates. But experience leads to underestimation too.

 

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what a good commit message looks like

PROGRAMMING

What a good commit message looks like

Linus Torvalds describes a good Git commit message →
And while we’re at it, here’s Tim Pope on a model Git commit mesage →

 

 


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Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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