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This week: Why software development task estimations are often off by a factor of 2-3, navigating your transition to GraphQL, the fundamental differences between sales and software teams, programming is forgetting.

 

why are software development task estimations regularly off by a factor of 2-3

SOFTWARE ESTIMATION

Why are software development task estimations regularly off by a factor of 2-3?

Michael Wolfe’s allegory of hiking the California Coast captures the essence of why this is still such a challenging and painful question.

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Navigating your transition to GraphQL

CODING

Navigating your transition to GraphQL

Danielle Mann shares lessons about workflows, collaboration and experiences from building open-source tools for the GraphQL community.

 

the fundamental differences between sales and software teams

TEAM CULTURE

The Fundamental Differences Between Sales and Software Teams

We chatted with people.ai about the differences between engineering and sales, and how data can be used to lead each effectively.

 

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Programming is forgetting: toward a new hacker ethic

INNOVATION

Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic

Allison Parrish on the questions every hacker should be asking themselves while creating. We recommend reading it backwards. The good stuff is toward the end.

 

 


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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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