Since this is Thanksgiving week, here is the list of things I am grateful for these days:
- My family is all healthy and relatively unimpacted by the ongoing pandemic.
- My wife and I met and adopted Mari, a lovely and smart black cat.
- I found an opportunity to manage a team at a reputable company.
Writing about things you are grateful for improves your mental health. What are you thankful for?
Software Engineering ⚙️
Apollo Federation 2 is a backward-compatible release of Apollo Federation. The main benefit I see is the additional flexibility in the schema validation that eases modifying and migrating the schema. I recommend reading the docs if you use GraphQL.
ESLint changed how I developed as an engineer and as part of a team. I relied on it every day when I was an engineer to keep the coding style consistent and detect bugs. So I found it interesting to read its origin story.
This article spoke to my heart. Management is about finding a balance between many stakeholders: individuals on your team, customers, leadership, and your cross-functional partners. It’s complex, and there are no easy answers.
Technology helps restaurants not only to get more customers via different channels but also to deal with staff shortages.
A lesson here is that you shouldn’t renege on the deal with customers. Plus, see what inspired this article.
You’d expect a CEO of a company built on AR to push back on VR-based metaverses. He based his argument for AR on his assertion that people evolved to be outside, which I found lacking. Plus, I wasn’t impressed by how he brushed off the interviewer’s concern on security.
Cool stuff 😎
Now you can monitor your cat’s health like you do your servers.