Young Reacts #223

I oddly feel at ease about starting the new role at The Trade Desk for some reason. Maybe it’s because it will be my fifth job, and I’ve learned from past experiences how to navigate the onboarding process. Or perhaps it’s because I’m excited about the opportunity to work with such a talented team. Whatever the reason, I’m confident that I’ll be able to make a positive contribution.

Software Engineering ⚙️

The Cost of Craft

Quantitative measures are often seen as more objective and tangible than qualitative ones, leading to teams prioritizing features and metrics over craft and user experience. However, it’s important to remember that all measures are mere reflections of reality and that we should strive to find a balance between them.

Future Proofing Your Remix App

We can learn a lot from its approach to breaking changes. Breaking changes are a fact of life in software development. However, it’s important to minimize the impact of breaking changes on developers. Ideally, any breaking changes should let the developers upgrade iteratively at their timeline, and Remix’s feature flags for the breaking changes look like a great way to do so.

People ❤️

4 Laid-Off San Francisco Techies Tell Us Where They Are Now

It’s liberating to know that losing a job won’t be the end of our long career. It can be an opportunity to start fresh and find a new job that fits us better. I know not everyone can have this privilege, but if you do, please remember that you will find a way.

Product Design is overtaking UX, and it’s because we’re in a weak economy

I started seeing more product design roles than before, but I haven’t considered their difference from UX design. As I understand from the article, product design is a hybrid of product management and UX design, which asks the designers to fill in the product manager role.

Business 💰

The Inevitably Profit-Poor State of Today’s Streaming Wars

Matthew Ball published The Streaming Book, a short book that overviews the state of streaming and how the industry will evolve. This chapter argues that the current level of investment into content is not sustainable, the smaller companies will bow out of the competition, and the remaining companies will refocus on profitability.

Googlers Will Enjoy Fewer Free Snacks and Workout Classes Under Fresh Cuts

Just another day in this downturn.

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