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This week: Engineering personas – a model for hiring decisions, Crafting better code reviews, Team Size != Productivity, How one micro-optimization saved half a million dollars.
Casey Rosenthal, Engineering Manager at Netflix, shares the Engineering Personas (EP) framework he created to think about the mix of talent that will be a best fit for recruiting and hiring for his team.
Vaidehi Joshi, an engineer with Tilde, examines the current state of code review, and whether the processes are serving the roles they were intended to fill, and explores ways that teams can improve.
Bruno Filippone, an engineer with OOV Energy, explores the impacts of scaling and the relationship between efficiency and team size—and proposes ways to achieve sustainable growth.
Henry Coles shares a war story from when a micro-optimization made a huge impact on performance, and outlines four one liners every Java programmer should know.
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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