Blog / Roundup: Good code research, app de-cluttering, dev recruitment, and early retirement

May 4, 2018

Actual “what is good” code research - Murray S

https://brains-on-code.github.io/shorter-identifier-names.pdf

I’m used to seeing papers about better graph algorithms, or database indexing techniques, or declarative programming implementations, but not so much on how we write code. Ideas about what “good” looks like when it comes to code seems to live on blogs and conference talks and remain solely in the realm of “I reckon”. It’s nice to see someone do some actual research on the topic. It may be on the seemingly simple problem of what sorts of names to use for variables, but we have to start somewhere.

Dumber phone - Elena T

https://nomasters.io/posts/dumber-phone/

How many of the apps on your phone are you really using? A guide to de-clutter your phone.

Ten things I learned from a job hunt - Elena T

http://fuzzyblog.io/blog/jobhound/2018/04/24/ten-things-i-learned-from-a-job-hunt-for-a-senior-engineering-role.html

How recruitment is broken from the perspective of one person looking for a senior developer job.

FIRE - Elena T

https://story.californiasunday.com/tech-retirees

Tech workers in their 30s who are engineering their Financial Independence / Retire Early (FIRE) future.

Track of the Week - Graeme M

I didn’t realise that my nomination for Track of the Week was this week, so I’ve chosen the track that I was listening to when delivered this glorious news.

Ike & Tina Turner ~ River Deep, Mountain High