Weekly newsletter about leadership, technology, books and anything else we felt compelled to share with others
Year 4 - Edition 4
A Fistful of Links is a weekly newsletter about leadership, technology, books, and anything else we felt compelled to share with others, brought to you by Og Maciel and Mirek Długosz.
No Meetings, No Deadlines, No Full-Time Employees
By Sahil Lavingia
I started Gumroad in 2011. In 2015, we reached a peak of 23 full-time employees. In 2016, after failing to raise more money, I ended up back where I began: a one-person company.
Today, when I’m asked how many people work at Gumroad, I respond with “ten or so.” That’s how I convert the number of people we have into what others expect. But the truth is more complicated.
Quality Engineering Vs. Quality Assurance: Everything You Need To Know
By Jason Boog
In the manufacturing space in general, and in software development in particular, teams are moving away from quality assurance (QA) in the direction of quality engineering (QE). But what is the difference between these two concepts, and what are the driving trends towards quality engineering over quality assurance?
It’s been six weeks since I started this exciting journey as an Outreachy intern at the GNOME Foundation. Every week, I have a set of tasks to work on and a project review session every start of the week with my mentor.
During these sessions I present the work I’ve done, challenges I faced and then get feedback. I’ve had to learn most things on the go and every task comes with it’s own unique flavour of difficulty and discovery. Let’s take a quick look at the project I’m working on…