Weekly Roundup 37

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Every week I come across some great articles. Here are some of the posts I feel you will enjoy reading as much as I did.

Asking good questions is hard but it is a super important skill. Julia Evans has a great list of things that can help you ask better questions and get the answer you want.

Blake Boles explains a few strategies for Crowdfunding. For me, the key takeaway was how to decide what perks to give.

Most people have several lists they maintain. But have you heard of the “The Suck List”? Mike Crittenden shares his thoughts on why making a Suck list is helpful and his process for creating one.

There is a fair bit of profanity in the article but Charity Majors explains why becoming a manager is not a promotion and why engineers should make a practice of going back and forth between the engineering and manager roles.

Writing understandable code is an art. In this whimsical article, Robert Heaton takes a few examples and shows how you can tell a lot about the design of the code without actually reading any of it.

How often have you heard “At our company, we value Strong Opinions, Loosely Held”? I have been a big proponent of this ideology because I felt it lets the best ideas bubble up. Michael Natkin explains why the “Strong Opinions, Loosely held” mantra is less than ideal and what we can do instead.

Hope you enjoy reading these articles as much as I did.

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