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Becoming a manager of managers


Becoming a manager of managers

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This week: TDD vs. CDD, Becoming a Manager of Managers, quantifying Radiohead’s most depressing song, ways everyone can contribute to team culture.


Head of Development at MailOnline's case on Coverage driven deployment


TDD doesn’t work, maybe CDD would

Evgeny Poberezkin, Head of Development at MailOnline, makes a provocative case for Coverage Driven Development.

You down with TDD? →


Engineering Manager at Intercom, on his path from maker to manager, to manager of managers


Becoming a manager of managers

Brian Scanlan, Engineering Manger at Intercom, provides an inside look at his path from a maker, to manager, to a manager of managers—and some lessons learned along the way.


data analyst at VideoBlocks on quantifying Radiohead's depressing song


Finding the most depressing Radiohead song (using Spotify and Genius lyrics APIs)

Charlie Thompson, a data analyst with VideoBlocks, and creator of the Radiohead gloomIndex: “Much of Radiohead’s music is undeniably sad, and this post catalogs my journey to quantify that sadness, concluding in a data-driven determination of their most depressing song.”


Creep on over and find out which song →


how everyone can contribute to engineering team culture


How everyone can contribute to an awesome team culture

Julia Evans and Amy Hanlon discuss things that everyone on a team can do (not just managers!) to develop an awesome, collaborative culture.



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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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