An engineering manager’s guide to the future of work

Apr 20, 2017 | Newsletter

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This week: The future of work, what’s awful about being an {engineer, lead, manager}, myths about logs, the old “just rewrite it in X”.


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Engineering Manager’s Guide to the Future of Work

The majority of developers (64%) report to working remotely at least one day a month, which suggests the next chapter in software engineering will be distributed. Scott Carleton, VP Technology at Andela, on the processes and KPIs their teams use to develop people in a distributed environment.


being a software engineer, tech lead, and manager: the pros and cons


What’s awful about being a {software engineer, tech lead, manager}?

A career in software can be a hard road. Brett Slatkin provides a candid take on the frustration and loneliness common to each role, to help further understanding and empathy among teammates.

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CEO's opinion on logs


Lies My Parents Told Me (About Logs)

Charity Majors, CEO and engineer at Honeycomb, on how times have changed and why it may be time to reconsider some common assumptions about logs.

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software engineer manager perspective on programming language


Why don’t you just rewrite it in X?

“Hi, I noticed that this project is written in [programming language X]. You really should just rewrite it in [programming language Y] because it is better at [some feature Z]. Kthxbye!”


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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

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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