Weekly newsletter about leadership, technology, books and anything else we felt compelled to share with others
Year 4 - Edition 15
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.
A Visual Guide To React Mental Models (two-part series)
By Obed Parlapiano
I’ve learned that the biggest difference between someone that has mastered a language, framework or tool and someone who hasn’t lies in the mental models they use. One person will have a clear and advanced one and the other will not.
Some applications (…) need to maintain a user-defined order of items. The challenge is that the order is arbitrary and can change when the user rearranges items. This article investigates the best way to model the situation in SQL. We’ll examine several ways to do it, and will assess three properties for each: efficiency in space and time, robustness and elegance.
Today I wanted to share three experiences from my career from three different organizations on how we tweaked our test cases to fix a problem all three organizations shared: using a lot of time for testing, but leaking significant bugs we believed we should be able to find.
This path of being the best (top 1%) at a particular thing is an uphill battle. You’re directly competing with everyone else who wants to be the best at your skill. It requires lots of hard work, talent, and luck, and even then, it may not work out. Luckily, there is another way: Become very good at a few skills you can connect well. In other words, learn a set of complimentary skills that make you uniquely qualified.