Three Good Links: 04 May 2022
Advice for programmers contemplating a startup, practicing with code katas, and the latest edition of Thoughtworks Technology Radar.
Letter To A Young Programmer Considering A Startup: The author regularly gets emails from young people, usually those with an interest in programming, who are trying to make decisions about school and/or their professional futures. This post is for those young people.
Performing Code Katas: Software developers use katas to build muscle memory, practice logical thought and teach themselves familiar ideas but from a different perspective. Katas can stretch our abilities, teach us to become comfortable with the uncomfortable, and help us write code we may not normally write.
Technology Radar, Vol 26 (pdf): Technology Radar is created by The Thoughtworks Technology Advisory Board, a group of senior technology leaders at Thoughtworks. It rates techniques, tools, platforms, and languages & frameworks; and captures it in a format that provides value to a wide range of stakeholders, from developers to CTOs.