Week 45, 2019 Respectful Code Reviews

From Google: “Respectful Reviews == Useful Reviews1”. As a Reviewer or Author: Assume competence. Start by asking questions to gain understanding. Provide rationale or context. help others understand your decision...

Week 44, 2019 No Web 2.0

From Marc’s article1 written in 2007: There’s no such thing as Web 2.0. What happens when startups start getting referred to as “Web 2.0 startups” – or for that matter,...

Week 43, 2019 Three Kinds of Platforms

From Marc’s article1 written in 2007: The key term in the definition of platform is “programmed”. If you can program it, then it’s a platform. If you can’t, then it’s...

Week 42, 2019 Product Engineer

A Different View on Apple and China In most politically dicey situations, Cook has followed Roosevelt’s advice and picked engagement. While Cook has become more comfortable talking about the ideals...

Week 41, 2019 Understand the Tradeoffs

From Jorge Manrubia: keeping your dependencies to a minimum is a safe bet 1 Often, when a library covers your needs, it seems that using it is a no-brainer. Again,...