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Ep 12 - Complexity is Killing Software Developers!


2021-11-15

TIMESTAMPS:
00:00 Start
01:09 The Stand-Up
07:18 Social Engineering
13:14 This Week's Epic
23:27 News Bytes
31:31 The Wash Up

Solving complex problems with software is, unsurprisingly, complex in itself. But what can we do about it? We weigh up the pros and cons of microservices, containers and external libraries as we analyse whether we're guilty of exchanging short-term convenience for long-term headaches. Plus, there's a bonus mini-discussion during The Stand-Up about knowing when to change roles and how to negotiate salary changes.

In a busy work week, there are plenty of extra-curricular distractions too, as Neil has Star Trek frustrations, Sanj finds an excuse to not shave, and Gwen makes the quickest ever U-turn on buying a piece of tech.

LINKS MENTIONED THIS WEEK:

Genshin Impact

YouTube: Home Sweet Home Alone trailer

InfoWorld: Complexity is killing software developers

YouTube: Sam Newman & Martin Fowler - When To Use Microservices (And When Not To)

The Verge: Microsoft Teams enters the metaverse race with 3D avatars and immersive meetings

Wired: These Parents Built a School App. Then the City Called the Cops

YouTube: Martin Sumner - Replacing the big NHS computer

BBC News: Twitter poll calls on Elon Musk to sell 10% stake in Tesla

CNBC: Elon Musk sells around $5 billion of Tesla stock

Business Insider: Kimbal Musk cashed out $109 million of Tesla stock just before Elon's tweets whacked the share price

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