Typing the technical interview

Apr 13, 2017 | Newsletter

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This week: A take-down on business-driven engineering, an unusual technical interview, the balance in continuous improvement, the ultimate office perk.

 

software managers ways to improve productivity (or stop inhibiting it)

CONTROVERSIAL TAKE

Why “Agile” and especially Scrum are terrible

Michael O. Church doesn’t mince words—“if Scrum were sold for what it is – a set of emergency measures that can’t be used to permanently improve productivity – then there would be far fewer buyers for it”

 

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CODING

Typing the technical interview

You’ve never seen a technical interview quite like this before. Aphyr/Kyle mixes mystical incantations with writing code and reminds us that sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology.

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LEADERSHIP

How to understand the balance between learning and progress

Fagner Brack discusses how progress and learning might affect each other and remain in tension on the quest for continuous improvement.

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CULTURE

For programmers, the ultimate office perk is avoiding the office entirely

Christopher Groskopf’s data-driven roundup on remote work: Programmers who work from home report being happier, more productive and more satisfied than their counterparts, and value the ability to work from home over all other office perks.

 


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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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