Tech digest #5: Burnout literacy & baseline of web development for 2022
Burnout - Baseline for web development - Quitting social media - Quality vs Speed
Softy: Let’s talk about burnout
Techy: The baseline for software development in 2022 ・Quality vs Speed (and other models)
Note: I also post this on my website.
Since the pandemic started, many businesses learned that being digital is not only a business strategy but also a survival need.
During the last 2 years, businesses have increased the budget for their digitalization which is now being reflected in the increased workload, deadlines, and pressure on the teams working in it.
Nowadays many tech makers are constantly exposed to acute constant stress and it is more important than ever to talk openly about burnout openly in our teams, and increase our literacy about it so that we have a chance to keep a healthy work-life balance.
In this article, I explain what burnout is, what are the early stages symptoms, and some strategies to mitigate early stages.
I like to read these summaries because they give me an overview of what’s going on. The web has become so big, that is rather impossible to keep informed of the details of everything
What I liked about this article:
I liked its invitation to add new constraints to our frontend architectural decisions. Every creative work that has constraints becomes better because they encourage our creativity to search for new connections that we would not have found otherwise.
Go ahead and check it out. Even if you don’t want to read all the words, you can look at the charts and the conclusions, and you will get the same inspiration from the article I did.
Concepts: Quality vs. Speed
According to this article about mental models for product management, the balance between speed and quality is a function of the confidence you have in the product you will be building.
The confidence you have in i) the importance of the problem your solving, and ii) the correctness of the solution you’re building, should determine how much you’re willing to trade off speed and quality in a product build.
The higher confidence you have in the solution, the more you should be investing in quality (because you want to scale the product), the lower confidence you have, the more you should invest in speed (because you want to launch it and learn from the users what works and whatnot)
In the article, they explain other mental models, which are interesting and useful for software developers to understand as well, but this one was for me a good one to bring to my bag of tools to use at work.
Getting out of social media, or reducing our consumption of it, forces us to seek and establish real human connections with people around us, start a new hobby, or dedicate more time to an old one.
You will find these and other well-explained reasons to quit social media in this article. Yet, you might already know them all, what I liked from this article is that he articulates the reasons in a short and clear manner, that taking action towards it afterward became easier for me, and I hope for you too.
Until the next