Interesting picks in Oct 2019
Programming, technologies, computer science
- Costs optimization in AWS is a wide topic. The story describes the sequential approach from the Segment engineering team. They managed to increase the gross margin of the whole startup by 20% and save about $1M.
- Ten rules for writing high-quality software from NASA.
- A few articles for all terminal fans: awk tutorial, useful commands and absolute masterpiece explanation of htop
Management, Startups, Marketing, Productivity
- How to Become the Best in the World at Something. Controversial title but simple idea under the hood. To be best at something is almost impossible nowadays. To be in the top 10% is realistic. The idea is simple: develop a few complementary skills as much as possible and to be the best in combination with this skill set.
- The estimate of any project is painful and never precise. Some people think there is a lack of sense in estimating because it’s so much unrealistic. I personally use the estimate as a planning tool, the easiest way to understand details of the project, and expectations. If this topic is interesting to you, I recommend this article.
- A visual explanation of venture financing concepts such as dilution, option pools, liquidation preferences, down-rounds, and more.
- Use cases of using QR cores and face recognition for integration offline and online worlds in China. Very inspirational.