Lessons from 7 successful engineering cultures

Feb 2, 2017 | Newsletter

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This week: Setting expectations as a manager, reducing load in code, the myth of self-documenting code, 7 examples of successful engineering cultures.

 

engineering director's perspective on setting expectations as a manager

LEADERSHIP

Setting Expectations as a Manager

Lara Hogan, Engineering Director at Etsy, shares what she expects of the managers reporting to her, and what they can expect from her as a manager.

how to reduce the cognitive load of your code

PROGRAMMING

How to reduce the cognitive load of your code

Christian Maioli Mackeprang presents 5 overarching strategies to write code that is easy to modify, maintains performance, and with lower bugs.

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My code is self-documenting

DEBUNKING MYTHS

“My Code is Self-Documenting”

People on your team who believe in a world of self-documenting code are making it harder for other people to use your software.

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lessons from 7 successful engineering cultures

CULTURE

Lessons from 7 successful engineering cultures

This rich post provides examples of leading engineering cultures that demonstrate concepts of autonomy, mastery, and purpose.

 

 


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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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