On our reading list at Vanilla
Vanilla developers circulate article links internally to highlight areas of interest to us. Some of those areas, from more technical to more cultural:
- PHP language-related proposals and changes.
- Analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of using PHP.
- General programmer theory and thoughts on coding.
- UI design, mobility, and technology trends that effect us.
- Internet-enabled discussions and community.
- Internet-based trolling and harassment.
- Developer culture critiques & thoughts.
- Diversity and inclusion in developer teams and technical companies.
- Managing a team of developers (or people generally).
- How our work outwardly effects other people for better or worse.
I'm interested to hear about articles and posts you've read that you feel fit in this vein. I may edit this OP from time to time to include my own curation of what's shared. Feel free to start a new discussion about an article instead if you think there's more to talk about.
Here's a few to start the list, courtesy of my browser bookmarks:
- Contempt Culture
- Field experiment on posting rules in discussions
- Task Performance Indicator: A Management Metric for Customer Experience
- The inaccessible web: how we got into this mess
- Taking PHP seriously (via @Todd)
- And it’s gone —The true cost of interruptions
- Your Team In Four Dimensions
- Agile Manifesto
- Writing good code: how to reduce the cognitive load of your code
- Be Careful What You Code For
- My condolences, you’re now the maintainer of a popular open source project
- The way we evaluate developer performance is broken
- Product strategy means saying no
What's on your reading list lately?