Weekly Review

We have used too many levels of abstractions | Hacker News

Are we too dependent on frameworks and technologies to do any engineering anymore? Is development just copying and pasting from stack overflow and hoping any errors that arise can be fixed by chat gpt? Are abstractions are sign of progress or a regression for the field?

What McKinsey got wrong about developer productivity | Hacker News

Measuring developer productivity is a tarpit of an issue. McKinsey has now waded into it by adding its own criteria on top of DORA and SPACE, specficially: * Inner/outer loop time spent * A Developer Velocity Index (DVI) benchmark * Contribution analysis * Talent capacity score

Its not terrible but its also both too much and not enough.

Life After “Calvin and Hobbes” | Hacker News

Bill Watterson is a national treasure


Created 2023-10-29T16:39:29.711000, updated 2023-10-29T16:46:18.351000 · History · Edit