Polymath Engineer Weekly #3
Learn something new today!
Hello again! Check out this week's recommendations ;)
Links of the Week
Harder Drive: Hard drives we didn't want or need (video) - 36 minutes watch.
This video is awesome! Stop what you are doing and enjoy the ride. You won't regret it.
This Is What Happens When There Are Too Many Meetings - 6 minutes read.
The pandemic has been tough on workers all over the world. For those working from home, it is getting harder to be productive during business hours. Also, it is difficult to take proper rest at off-hours.
The Art of Lisp & Writing - 27 minutes read.
This piece is a classic!
“Lisp is the language of loveliness. With it a great programmer can make a beautiful, operating thing, a thing organically created and formed through the interaction of a programmer/artist and a medium of expression that happens to execute on a computer.“
Temporal - the iPhone of System Design - 18 minutes read.
Temporal is a Distributed Systems orchestration runtime for stateful workflows. It is gaining a viral traction in the industry for handling complex use cases.
Solana Summer - 38 minutes read.
Packy makes everything sound exciting with his optimistic view on technology. Solana has very interesting design decisions and is building an impressive blockchain ecosystem.
Will Transformers Take Over Artificial Intelligence? - 12 minutes read.
This article explains what transformers are and how they are being adopted to solve complex Machine Learning problems.
Last week's post features a blog from Uber on how they use transformers to predict arrival times.
Tao of React - Software Design, Architecture & Best Practices - 50 minutes read.
“This article is a collection of principles and rules that have proven to be effective for me and the teams I’ve worked with.”
Book of the Week
Even if you are not an entrepreneur looking for VC money, this book can give you an overview on how the venture capital industry works.
Knowing this may influence your life working at tech and prepare you to understand your employer's business context deeper.
Hope you enjoyed the links. Have a nice week ;)