The Joel Test for 2017

Aug 10, 2017 | Newsletter

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This week: The Joel Test for 2017, Developer Experience Lessons from LEGO, JavaScript for people who hate JavaScript, Leadership lessons from a Boeing and GM Engineer.

 

how do you rate a development team

CULTURE

The Joel Test for 2017

How do you rate a development team? Joel Spolsky famously proposed 12 simple questions back when Windows 2000 was the state of the art. Dale Myers, Software Engineer at Microsoft, revisits the questions to make them relevant for today.

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Practical ways to create a first impression that motivates and inspires your users

PRODUCT ONBOARDING

Developer Experience lessons from LEGO

Cristiano Betta breaks down the Lego experience, and provides practical ways to create a first impression that motivates and inspires your users to succeed.

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2017 is the year of JavaScript on the desktop

PROGRAMMING

JavaScript for people who hate JavaScript

“2017 is finally the year of ‘JavaScript on the Desktop” where ‘DESKTOP’ is an acronym for Developers Enjoy javascript now even though they thought it Sucked compared To Other Programming languages before.”

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Boeing and GM engineer on great leadership

LEADERSHIP

Biggest lessons in leadership

A former Boeing and GM engineering with a insightful Reddit response on what great leadership looks like.

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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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