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Lifehacks for Developers - April 2019


Eduards Sizovs

April 30 · Issue #5 · View online

I write about programming, leadership, mentoring, and hiring.

Here is a short April update.
📝I wrote a new article about hiring vs. mentoring. The article has gained a lot of attention online. That’s my second article that ended up on the front page of Hackernews and brought more 300,000 unique visitors to my blog. The first uber-popular article is Stop Learning Frameworks.
If you like listening to podcasts, my latest article has been discussed here.
👨‍💻 If you are interested in hiring, I recommend checking out the following Twitter thread. I am 100% with Jennifer:
💥 Have you heard about Accenture vs. Hertz lawsuit? Whatever the case, I recommend checking out the following Twitter thread –
📚This month, I finished reading 3 books:
1) It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work
I like literally everything about this book – the message, ideas, writing style. Many ideas overlap with Rework and Getting Real books that I highly recommend. If you want get a unique perspective on how to run profitable business without burning out – read the book.
2) Radical Condor
This is a good book about managing people. Well-written and practical. The main premise of the book is that a great manager must care personally (give a shiitake about peers) and challenge directly (challenge peers without sugar coating). This is a good addition to Jurgen Appelo’s Management 3.0 book and Camille Fournier’s The Manager’s Path. Here is the Goodreads link.
3) The Manager’s Path
I recommend this book to everyone who is in charge of people, particularly developers. If you are beginning your leadership or management journey, this book has got you covered. The book is well-written and contains a lot of practical advice. Here is the Goodreads link.

🆕 ThoughtWorks has released a new Technology Radar. Many interesting things inside. You can download it here.
ThoughtWorks Technology Radar Vol. 20
ThoughtWorks Technology Radar Vol. 20
I am writing this lines sitting in Arlanda airport in Stockholm, exhausted after The Principal Developer course. If you want to join the next course in Riga – join in. And don’t forget that registration to DevTernity conference is already running!
I wish you productive week. Bye until text time! ❤️
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