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Distributed teams: rule number one


Distributed teams: rule number one

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This week: Figuring out your social support as a manager, 2016 Git Recap, Understanding and estimating software maintenance costs, distributed teams rule number one.


It's lonely and exhausting as a manager - and what to do about it


It’s lonely and exhausting as a manager – and what you should do about it

Cate Huston, in her series on navigating the role of Engineering Manager, on figuring out your social support. Related: Cate is an admin for the “New-ish Eng Manager Slack channel”  and you can ask for invitation.

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git recap for 2016


Git recap for 2016

Last year was a big year for upgrades in Git. Tim Pettersen put together a roundup of his favorite changes and improvements to Git features over the course of the year.

software maintenance: understanding and estimating costs


Software maintenance: Understanding and estimating costs

Jeffrey Hanby shares tips on planning for maintenance and budgeting to keep your product running the way your users expect it to run.


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distributed teams rule number one


Distributed Teams Rule Number One

Glenn Vanderburg on the unique challenges and communication strategies of effective distributed teams.



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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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