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Implementation Strategies for Integrating External Services Into Your Application

Posted by Zee Spencer on Jan 29, 2019 11:13:47 AM

Much of modern software relies on external services to take responsibility for some aspect of the product’s feature set. This trend will only continue as mostly-single-purpose, non-database, API-first services such as Auth0, Drip, Twilio, Nylas, and Stripe continue to evolve and come to market.

This is a good thing! It provides developers with leverage so we can focus on solving the customer’s pain-points instead of special-purpose, very hard problems over and over again.

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Topics: engineers, authO, implementation

Engineering Managers: It's Time to Write Better Job Descriptions

Posted by Zee Spencer on Jan 29, 2019 11:11:25 AM

Software engineers have the highest turnover rate of any industry with an average tenure of 2~3 years. Why? Because people leave managers, not companies, and as Nicole Sanchez and Danilo Campos point out, tech is full of poor managers. I’ve been one of them!

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Topics: engineers, hiring, job description

Level Up By Managing Up: An Engineer's Primer

Posted by Jennifer Tu on Jan 29, 2019 10:56:18 AM

A few months back, I shared a quick lightning talk at Fog City Ruby on managing up. This article is a quick primer on one way to approach your manager about your goals, and assumes a sympathetic manager who doesn’t require advanced managing up.

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Topics: engineers

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