This issue is the 50th of my newsletter. The first issue was published on November 25, 2018, so today marks a nice full circle. I am grateful for all of my kind readers who still have the patience to open and read through the letters. Especially I want to thank those of you, including my wife Eunyoung, for your kind encouragement and necessary feedback. Looking forward to another 50!
Privilege and inequality in Silicon Valley – Ricky Yean
I was just thinking about how privilege is everywhere (even in speaking English). Entrepreneurship is no exception. If you can’t afford to fail, you will choose not to fail.
Software Engineering 🌐
Technology Radar – Thoughtworks
This link has a survey of the technology landscape. It covers both Web and Server development which allows a UI engineer like me to reevaluate my learning investment. I found this piece, Front-end integration via artifact, most useful.
Exploratory Testing – Martin Fowler
After reading Continuous Delivery, I have religiously automated all manual tests and wrongfully chosen not to do any manual tests. I, as a result, released a fair bit of bugs to production. My colleague showed me how stable software could be with proper manual testing, which led me to read the linked article.
DataLoader v2.0 – Lee Byron
DataLoader is at the heart of GraphQL APIs. Lee Byron, the creator of the GraphQL, goes into the history and the architecture of the new DataLoader.
About the Apple Card – Jamie Heinemeier Hansson
“It’s just the algorithm” cannot be an excuse. Her writing makes me worry about the general inexplicability of modern-day production algorithms. Worse yet, some customer service departments may find that plausible deniability useful.
Not sure about others, I for sure take the internet for granted. Whenever I read something like this, I awake and marvel that it is working at all for most people most time.
Why More Stars Are Joining Video Games – The Hollywood Reporter
Triple-A games focused on storytelling provide deeper immersion than typical blockbuster movies. I see one day, interactive films and the storytelling games will blur into one.
My social feed started mentioning DAI, a stablecoin, and its maker MakerDAO, so I had to look them up. Someone started living entirely off of DAI and some other coins.