Essence and accident in software engineering

Jul 6, 2017 | Newsletter

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This week: A long-lost gem from Fred Brooks, how Atlassian boosted its female technical hires by 80%, effective use of deadlines, 3 micro-strategies of high-performing developers.

 

PRODUCTIVITY

No silver bullet – Essence and accident in software engineering

This week Noah Sussman re-surfaced a 1986 paper from Fred Brooks. After all this time, the insights on complexity and incremental development are as insightful as ever. In fact, little has changed other than the names of the operating systems and the advancement of Moore’s Law. You’ll want to dig in to this important paper.

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How Attlassian boosted its female technical hires by 80%

HIRING

How Atlassian boosted its female technical hires by 80%

Atlassian announced that their latest entry-level engineering cohort was 57% female, bringing their technical workforce up to 18% women. Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity Inclusion, offers an interview with First Round on how they’re approaching their goal to diversify and tactical advice on how to attract a wider variety of candidates.

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How should deadlines be used in software engineering?

LEADERSHIP

How should deadlines be used in software engineering?

Deadlines can be frustrating and counter-productive if people disagree about what they actually mean. Ryan Spraetz, Chief Product Officer at Keen IO, on using deadlines effectively.

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high performing engineers article

CODING

3 micro-strategies of high-performing developers

Deadlines can be frustrating and counter-productive if people disagree about what they actually mean. Ryan Spraetz, Chief Product Officer at Keen IO, on using deadlines effectively.
 
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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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