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This week: A sense of software craftsmanship, ‘Best practices’ and the inverted U curve, You are not paid to write, Leading software engineering teams at scale.
Tony Rasmussen, the VP Engineering at Metal Toad, on the commonalities between software development and other disciplines of mastery such as surgeons, architects, stone masons, and chefs. Bonus: the videos of master cobblers and swordsmiths are fantastic.
“Linear models of the world are nice, but they can also act as horse blinders.” Oliver Powell describes how blindly following best practices can have diminishing returns.
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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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