This is "Through the Stack," a weekly list of links relating to topics relevant to Lead developers (actual or aspiring) working with an internet-related product. Many lead developers, tech lead, and staff engineers have their hands in many projects and influence many layers in their organizations. This publication aims to
After years of working on Ruby on Rails projects, Sinatra projects, and other non-standard projects and libraries, Ruby developers tend to have strong preferences in their gems choices. Here is our shortlist and why we picked those, sorted by themes. Hopefully, that will help you pick and choose a good
This is an introduction level post, it's included in the free tier subscriptionGetting to the starting point on AWS to launch EC2 instances can take a bit of time. Using Terraform can help create the resources you need (VPC, subnets, routing tables, ...). But if you need to figure out all
This week, the newsletter is about: engineering and product strategy, security, hiring, and writing code. So, very much as usual: Through The Stack!
Over the years, I encountered Agile methodologies or their different implementations in as many teams. With time passing, it's interesting to live, hear and read about success and failures and the (often) inevitable push-pull between "business" and "engineering" when those are seen as different and in opposition. So this week,
With a growing need for proper two factor authentication methods for web services many turn to applications such as Authy, Google Authenticator or the OTP module of their prefered passwords and secrets managers. Yet, another solution exist : the use of physical keys such as the ones from Yubikey. Those devices
This week we focus on the concept of T-Shaped Engineers : what it is, how to become one, how to help others become one.
As many articles I have read last week pointed out : managing people, leading people relies a lot on caring for them. (check some of those links in Episode 10 of "Through the stack"). I wanted to unpack a bit more this idea and explain how Imfiny does this, as a
This week focuses on the topics of setting a Vision/Strategy, the reasons and benefits of fostering good connections in your teams. Also sprinkled with a little bit of tech content.
This week we talk about how to mentor junior talent and dig into a few good tips for Ruby testing and new framework : Birdgetown.