Curated Content August 2021

A few pieces of content I thought were worthwhile in the month of August.

August was a slower month for curated content, but here are the picks.


Two Elements of Pair Programming Skill

Covers different patterns and anti-patterns that make for good pair programming sessions. The don't list includes ones we've all witnessed or been part of, like Drowning the Partner.


No non-fiction recommendations for the month of August, but in the realm of fiction I thoroughly enjoyed Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. A fun read continuing the Locked Tomb Series.

Conference Talks

No conference talks this month.


Cal Newport on an Industrial Revolution for Office Work

Cal Newport on an industrial revolution for office work

An excellent discussion from Cal Newport touching on many of the highlights of his new book A World Without Email, about how we've largely screwed up knowledge work as a society by letting it take place in an ad-hoc way, rather than optimizing it as a coherent process of work.


A tongue-in-cheek thread about microservices.

A discussion from @patio11 on how we fail as an industry at evaluating and nuturing talent, and how that plays out in compensation.