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Dave Farley, co-author of Continuous Delivery, with a thought-provoking discussion on whether software development should have agreed upon standards of practice. He argues that this is necessary to take software development from a trade to a profession (which sparked this discussion on Twitter).
Annie Zhou, Engineering Manager at Square, offers detailed responses to questions like, “What do people really mean when they ask about company culture?” and “Where does culture come from?” — along with an insightful take on how operating principles affect culture.
Managing Managers: How’s it Different?
Claire Lew, CEO at Know Your Team, describes six of the biggest differences between managing individual contributors and managing managers.
Refactoring Larger Legacy Codebases
Here’s Andreas Klinger, Head of Remote at AngelList, with a quick read on being productive in larger codebases and how to get into the habit of “touching up” important code with a series of small improvements.