31-May-2014 by Allison McMillan

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Interesting Reads 5/24 - 5/30

There's a whole boatload of good stuff this week! First, There are links to three more talks from RailsConf. Then another talk about leveling up. After that a few interesting blog posts. Finally, agood explanation of dotfiles.


Sean Marcia is awesome and this is his great talk about Bees and saving the world: http://www.confreaks.com/videos/3318-railsconf-saving-the-world-literally-with-ruby-on-rails

Harking back to my management days a bit, this is a good talk about decision making and team working in tech: http://www.confreaks.com/videos/3487-railsconf-workshop-teamwork-ain-t-always-easy

Okay, I think I've only made it through 5 databases so far but interesting overviews: http://www.confreaks.com/videos/3374-railsconf-an-ode-to-17-databases-in-33-minutes

Another talk, but not from RailsConf, about taking your engineering role to the next level: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgxEmiMJVq4

Information anxiety and how to parse through what you need/want to learn: http://blog.codinghorror.com/keeping-up-and-just-in-time-learning/

Great post on mentorship: https://medium.com/theli-st-medium/have-some-coffee-9e468d958e77

Interesting post on coding principles every engineer should know. Do you agree? Which would you add?: https://medium.com/on-coding/coding-principles-every-engineer-should-know-b946b48cc946

Lastly, this week I had to set up my first new computer for development. A friend passed this along to me. It's a great step-through of dot files which, I think, seem super intimidating, but aren't IRL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/setting-up-a-mac-dev-machine-from-zero-to-hero-with-dotfiles--net-35449

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