Young Reacts #202

Too many people died in a freak accident over the weekend in Korea. May all victims rest in peace.

Software Engineering ⚙️

The Thoughtworks Technology Radar

A new edition of Thoughtworks Technology Radar is out. In this edition, I learned about yjs, a Javascript framework for creating a collaborative editor, k6, a load-testing tool, and a team cognitive load assessment questionnaire.

Fully Typed Web Apps

I don’t write Typescript as much now, but this article distills one of my key learnings: type safety at the boundary of your components is paramount.

Google’s war against latency

The article has a short excerpt from the book “In the Plex” on how Google improved its slow products. This kind of absolute priority and the buy-in from the org is unique.

People ❤️

My take on why goal cascades are harmful and what to do instead

This article changed my perspective on how I should plan team goals. I now see that a top-down only approach will be too slow, and divorced from reality, so it should be complemented with a bottom-up approach.

Business 💰

Elon Musk reportedly ordered company-wide layoffs at Twitter

Elon Musk completed his acquisition of Twitter last Thursday and did not skip a heartbeat before firing top executives and laying people off. This kind of job insecurity is stressful in the best of times, and the tech sector is currently at its worst. My heart goes to everyone at Twitter.

Today tab ad

Apple App Store’s landing page ad product is available a few months after its announcement. It looks like Apple still lets you target specific placements on its Store while Google handles the placements for you.

Interesting Finds 💡

Generative AI will upend fintech

The author asked GPT-3 to come up with fintech product ideas. I don’t know how many times the author tried, but it does read like what I would see at work.

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