Are you working in the right part of the product life cycle?

Jul 12, 2018 | Newsletter

Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams. 

This week features posts on: Career, Coding, Leadership, Code Review, and Strategy.

 

CAREER

Are you working in the right part of the product life cycle?

Nick Caldwell, VPE at Reddit, explains how each stage of the product life cycle tells a different story about a team’s expectations and the kind of impact you can have.

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CODING

The last line effect

Andrey Karpov, CTO at PVS-Studio, shares a pattern he discovered while studying code errors: mistakes are most often made in the last pasted block of code. Here’s the data — and an insightful discussion around why this might be.

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LEADERSHIP

5 pieces of advice for new tech leads

Dan Staley, Director of Engineering at Rally Health, empathizes with how awkward the transition to becoming a tech lead can be — and offers his best advice for those ramping up in their new leadership role.

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CODE REVIEW

Towards productive technical discussions

Cate Huston, Mobile Lead at Automattic, compiles a list of tactical recommendations for giving and receiving feedback on architectural changes.

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CODE REVIEW

5 red flags signaling your rebuild will fail

Ken Kantzer, Founding Partner at PKC Security, outlines the red flags that conclusively show that your rebuild is doomed — and offers a healthier approach.

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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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