Here are some good links from the last week at work. Sharing is caring you know!
A shorthand for designing UI flows
Checklist for new projects and Google Analytics.
Design patterns and refactoring
What’s your findings the last week?
Interesting stuff about why/how people succeed.
It’s not all about talent is it?
Ref: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Awesome book about how talent and skills are grown, literally. How come the South Korean ladies are dominating pro golf all of a sudden?
Follow the author to some of the “talent hotbeds” of the world. What’s their secret sauce? Does the “it takes 10 000 hours to become pro” still apply?
A must read!
Ref: The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How – Daniel Coyle
There’s Always a Duck- A collection of essays about people, culture, and teams by Elisabeth Hendrickson
Ref: https://leanpub.com/alwaysaduck – Elisabeth Hendrickson
The Dream Team Nightmare: Boost Team Productivity Using Agile Techniques by Portia Tung.
Interesting way of spreading the knowledge of agile techniques. Follow the tale of the hired consultant in a semi-interactive way. What’s the next action? It’s up to you to choose the next action (chapter).
Lots of familiar situations and good descriptions of possible improvements.
Smiled a lot reading it, another hero to the rescue
Ref: http://pragprog.com/book/ptdream/the-dream-team-nightmare – Portia Tung
What does it take to become a technical leader? Who is really running the show?
Excellent book for aspiring and existing leaders. Packed with tips for personal growth as a professional. Good lessons to be leared for everyone who works in the “knowledge” industry.
Ref: Becoming a Technical Leader – Gerald Weinberg
Gary Vaynerchuk delivers.
In his characteristic way, Gary shares his thoughts on how to succeed on the seven largest social media platforms. In a world where content is king, but context is god!
Ref: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World – Gary Vaynerchuk
Excellent book for experienced programmers who wants to learn how to harvest the goodies from Node.js
Skip the Hello World stuff and learn how to build async applications using Node.js that will scale. Hands on and comes with just enough details to understand the why’s.
Totally worth tha few bucks (11USD currently) for the e-book edition.
Ref: Node.js the Right Way – Jim R. Wilson