Young Reacts #120 – 360 Time!

After the canceled 360 last year due to the pandemic, I am now going through 360 at Netflix for the first time. 360 is a process where you are invited to give feedback to whoever at the company. I could give feedback to our CEO if I wanted to. The process is overhauled this year, from written feedback to verbal and from once a year to twice a year. The goal of the overhaul is to help people get more accustomed to giving feedback to each other.

I am relieved that feedback is to be given verbally; I am not confident that I can write feedback in such a way that there is no way for miscommunication. I am planning to give feedback to 5 people this cycle and I believe I am receiving it from 3 people. Some get anxious yet I am mildly excited to hear the feedback. As the saying goes, feedback is a gift.

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Software Engineering ⚙️

Comparing Svelte and React

I am not sure about the other points, but I agree that useEffect and other hooks with dependenciesare headaches. It’s not easy to keep the dependency list in sync with the logic manually. But it doesn’t look easier with Svelte either. Regardless, it was interesting to compare React and Svelte components line-by-line.

Error Cause in JavaScript

There has been no good practice on how to handle an error from subsystems. Error Cause, a Stage 3 proposal for Javascript, enables chaining errors to expose the underlying errors properly. The proposal will improve error reporting significantly.

People ❤️

Situation-Behavior-Impact framework for feedback

Netflix hasn’t mandated the feedback framework for 360, so I chose this Situation-Behavior-Impact framework. It boils down to:

  1. Describe the specific situation in which the behavior occurred.
  2. Describe the actual, observable behavior.
  3. Describe the results of the behavior.

This framework should stop me from accidentally making character judgments.

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The Art of the Awkward 1:1

This blog was great to read after reading Things your manager might not know. It’s reinforced my courage to bring up uncomfortable topics like our tendency to hire external candidates for managers.

Business 💸

Facebook and Uber set reopening dates.

Uber plans to open its San Francisco office today (March 29) and Facebook to open its Menlo Park HQ on May 10. The general public is so close to getting vaccines (April 15 in California), and I worry that we are opening a little too fast.

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