How long working hours don’t help you in the long term
The opposite of the work hero is the person on the team who has kids. Well, they’re probably more of a hero than the work hero, but that’s another story. They do good work, they’re prompt, professional, committed and they’ve got experience.
The 4 Types of Professional Time | The Curiosity Chronicle
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The Seniority Roller Coaster and Down-Leveling in Tech
In tech, switching jobs almost always comes with either a financial or a title
upside. However, it doesn’t always come with both. Switching for higher
compensation can result in a “lower” title, like going from Senior Software
Engineer to SWE 2 or VP Engineering to Senior Engineering Manager.
Once you become an engineering executive, an invisible timer starts ticking in the background. Tick tick tick. At some point that timer will go off, at which point someone will rush up to you demanding an engineering strategy. It won’t be clear what they mean, but they will want it, really, really badly. If we just had an engineering strategy, their eyes will implore you, things would be okay. For a long time, those imploring eyes haunted me, because I simply didn’t know what to give them: what is an engineering strategy?
Conflict Free Replicated Data types (CRDTs) can be tricky. You may spend months reading papers and implementing different algorithms before they finally click and become simple. That or they'll seem simple out of the gate and you'll be missing a bunch…
20 Things I've Learned in my 20 Years as a Software Engineer
Important, Read This First You’re about to read a blog post with a lot of advice. Learning from those who came before us is instrumental to success, but we often forget an important caveat. Almost all advice is contextual, yet it is rarely delivered with any context. “You just need to charge more!” says the company […]