Weekly Digest #64

Articles

Why Disaster Happens at the Edges: An Introduction to Queue Theory

How one programmer broke the internet by deleting a tiny piece of code

A web of dependencies, removal of simple left-pad function/package repo causing many other packages to fail due to missing dependencies.

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome When Starting a Career in Tech

Imposter syndrome is described as “feelings of self-doubt and personal incompetence that persist despite your education, experience and accomplishments.” Given the demanding transition from school into the tech industry, it is not hard to see why a majority of tech workers feel imposter syndrome at some point in their career.

  • Manage expectations
  • Partner with a mentor

Developers mentoring other developers: practices I’ve seen work well

  1. Get clarity on what the mentee needs
  • What change do you want to see in the next three months, year, and five years?
  • What are your career goals?
  • What are your personal goals?
  • What do you think is holding you back from reaching your goals?

2. Dig deeper

  • What made you decide on this career move?
  • How did you decide which goals to have?
  • Why do you think ___ is holding you back from reaching your goals?
  • What are you most afraid of and why?

3. Brainstorm ideas

4. Share stories

5. Create a plan

Tutorials

How to Become a Blockchain Engineer

Basic Network Troubleshooting

Tools

nginx playground

code2flow, generates call graphs for dynamic programming language. Code2flow supports Python, Javascript, Ruby, and PHP.

flyte, a workflow automation platform for complex, mission-critical data, and ML processes at scale

Off-topic

This Apocalyptic Tank Fights Giant Fires With Twin Jet Engines

The Assassin’s Teapot: How it works?

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