Weekend Reader, Week 51
I never met Rob, but I think he is a very interesting character in the programming space.
His episode as a “journeyman programmer” is mind blowing and I suggest to every enterprise programmer to have a look at it: "The software journeyman's guide to being homeless and jobless.” (or if you have a plural sight subscription you can watch the production: Change it Up where Rob Conery does an extensive interview with Rob).
Rob will be speaking on January 7th in Bern and on January 8th in Luzern about "Frameworkless development with NPM and React” - a very interesting topic in my opinion. And of course not at all related to .NET programming :-). So I hope to see some non .NET programmers at the event...
While we are at it, here are some further interesting posts of Rob Ashton:
- Look ma, no frameworks
- Uncle Bob's viewpoint considered harmful
Very nice presentation by Marc Hofer about Agile software development.
So the myths are true, there are companies that do a lot for their employees ...
… perks are not without problems:
The cause was intended to be noble, as we didn't want to get into the way of people taking time off as much time as they need to recharge.[…] Two years later, this idea turned out to be a failure, and we're changing our vacation policy.
Startups are not that sexy any more according to:
A startup job is the new office job. Startup culture is the new corporate culture.
Here is also a recent production of Swiss radio SRF about the “disillusion of startups” (in German): Start-up-Firmen: Der Traum vom nächsten Facebook
More developer tidbits:
- Mozilla releases the First Browser Built For Developers: Firefox Developer Edition
- Java Doesn’t Suck – You’re Just Using it Wrong
- Learning Flux: What is Flux?, React JS and FLUX, What is the FluxApplication Architecture?