From 200 engineers to 2000 in 18 months: Uber has some great takeaways on growing development teams
That’s crazy 10x growth in a crazy short period of time. Who has experienced that? Not many. And as you might expect that sort of unique, compressed, fast paced, high stakes experience has to teach you something new, something deeper than you understood before.
Read more from the source: highscalability.com
Remote-First: a company culture that hires without regard to location, with a culture of productivity to match
Thoughts on building a remote culture, from a remote CEO.
Paul Farnell, CEO of Litmus writes:
One misconception about remote work is that it hinders collaboration. In my experience, the inverse is more likely: offices hinder independent work. Collaboration tends to happen in short bursts, followed by longer periods of writing, designing, coding and thinking. It’s more important to give employees quiet time than it is to cram them into an open office.
Litmus is a remote company with a collective 15,000 square feet of office space. That might sound crazy, but I believe offices afford some benefits that distributed work simply can’t replace.
We’ve had a remote-first mindset since the beginning, but we’ve also always had some kind of office space for meetings, collaboration and socializing. First it was a little corner of coworking space, then a small office and eventually a full-fledged HQ.
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Contrary to Yahoo’s recent move to ban remote work, research shows companies who commit to telecommuting foster happier employees and more efficient teams
We’re still not sure why Yahoo’s CEO recently decided to ban the practice, but we can tell you this:
Companies committed to remote work share two common traits:
- Happy employees
- Efficient teams
Those aren’t claims based on anecdotal evidence. Numerous scientifically-rigorous, survey-backed empirical findings show how companies offering the flexibility to work from home (or coffee shops or co-working spaces) tend to be more profitable and productive than businesses that support on-site work only.
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Programmers think differently and are exceptionally logical. Computers are too literal. Programming languages are illogical. The world is illogical. People are irrational.
The Apico blog editor dug into more than 200 programming jokes and noted to her surprise that they covered all of four topics.
1.14. MY FAVORITE JOKE
Don’t anthropomorphize computers. They hate that!
Q: How do you tell an introverted computer scientist from an extroverted computer scientist?
A: An extroverted computer scientist looks at your shoes when he talks to you.
2.7. FROG JOKE
A guy was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess.” He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket.
The frog spoke up again and said, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for a week.” The guy took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to his pocket.
The frog then cried out, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I’ll stay with you and do anything you want.” Again the guy took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.
Finally the frog asked, “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a beautiful princess, that I’ll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?” The guy said, “Listen, I’m a programmer. I don’t have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog is really cool.»”Read at APICO
Chrome 49 boasts 91% ES6 support
Release 4.9 also makes block level constructs such as class and let available outside of strict mode and adds support for the sticky flag on regular expressions and customizable Object.prototype.toString output.
Read more from the source: v8project.blogspot.com
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