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  • With Vids, Google thinks it has the next big productivity tool for work

    For decades, work has revolved around documents, spreadsheets, and slide decks. Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Pages, Numbers, Keynote; Docs, Sheets, Slides. Now Google is proposing to add another to that triumvirate: an app called Vids that aims to help companies and consumers make collaborative, shareable video more easily than ever. Google Vids is very much not an app for making beautiful movies… or even not-that-beautiful movies. It’s meant more for the sorts of things people do at work: make a pi...

  • How Stack Overflow replaced Experts Exchange

    When I first learned how to code, Stack Overflow wasn’t of much use to me. Long-form tutorials like This isn’t some problem with Stack Overflow - it was by design. True to the quote, the more professionally I started coding, the more I leaned on Stack Overflow. It was the perfect resource for when I needed to perform niche date math in JavaScript or remember how to zip a file in memory. And who can forget the 2010 all-time best Stack Overflow answer: Q: But now, my use of Stack Overflow is fa...

  • Great American Rail-Trail Route - Rails to Trails Conservancy

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  • Sensible benchmarks for evaluating the effectiveness of your engineering organization

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  • ‘HR is not your friend’: why frustrated workers are hiring reps of their own

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  • Why is observability so expensive?

    It’s no secret that observability costs are top of mind for many organizations in the Meanwhile vendors are tripping over each other trying to come up with the next great These techniques will possibly lead to better customer experience and lower bills over time. Yet, they are still a The critical thing to understand is that because the fundamental The remainder of this post covers a (very) brief history of modern observability, how we arrived at the current observability cost crisis, and of...

  • How AI could explode the economy - Vox

    Dylan Matthews Artificial intelligence is already making people rich. Jensen Huang, the co-founder and CEO of chip company Nvidia, which ChatGPT maker OpenAI is reportedly valued at But some researchers think this is only the beginning — that AI won’t just make a few techies wildly rich, the way social networking, smartphones, and personal computers did before. Believers in a In 2020, the AI researcher Ajeya Cotra at grant maker Open Philanthropy This is an extremely “big if true” claim. Sin...

  • An introduction to dynamic reteaming - LogRocket Blog

    Stable teams are overrated — changes are inevitable. Few teams remain the same for more than a year, so it doesn’t make sense to hold on to the idea that stable teams are the ultimate goal. This is one of the insights Heidi Helfand has gained and decided to talk about in her book Introduction To Dynamic Reteaming Heidi Helfand coaches organizations and teams to create great products. Over the years, she recognized the inevitability of change and found five reteaming patterns. This resulted in h...

  • JWT authentication: Best practices and when to use it - LogRocket Blog

    Editor’s note Ensuring the security of user data and establishing secure communication between servers and clients is a critical aspect of web development. Various tools and packages have been developed to facilitate this. Among them, JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) have emerged as a popular choice over the years. However, as with any technology, JWTs have sparked controversy. Some caution against their use, while others view them as an excellent authentication method. In this article, we will explore JW...

  • Two open source projects with great documentation • johnjago.com

    23 March 2024 · esbuild Through their READMEs, changelogs, architecture documents, and code comments, both projects explain their design in such a way that someone new to the codebase can understand where things are, how things are done, and why they are done that way. If you’re a developer looking to get better at documenting your code and software architecture, these are great case studies. If you’re writing software, good documentation is a necessity, especially if other people will see or c...

  • About HTML semantics and front-end architecture – Nicolas Gallagher

    A collection of thoughts, experiences, ideas that I like, and ideas that I have been experimenting with over the last year. It covers HTML semantics, components and approaches to front-end architecture, class naming patterns, and HTTP compression. Semantics is the study of the relationships between signs and symbols and what they represent. In linguistics, this is primarily the study of the meaning of signs (such as words, phrases, or sounds) in language. In the context of front-end web developm...

  • The Most Important Skill in Startup Engineering Leadership

    March 10, 2024 4-minute read I have been very fortunate to have both worked alongside some incredible engineering leaders, as well as lead engineering teams myself. These experiences have primarily been in the context of startups that are growing rapidly in terms of both customers and employees. The longer I have worked in these environments, the more convinced I have become that there is a singular skill that ultimately decides the success of a leader, and thus their team: As an However, when...