• Mockbox: A free “in-browser SMTP server simulator”. Basically, a dumbed down version of Mailtrap without signup and free.

  • Tech leads: Circles of responsibility: Tech leads should have skills from three different core competencies: A classic developer skillset, some insights as a systems architect, and obviously team/leadership skills. This graphic is nice to orient oneself where someone currently is, where to improve.

  • Engineering ladder: I really love this approach to standardize and formalize the various aspects of “seniority” of engineers. There are several situations where such a standardized approach could help: During 1:1s to discuss with an engineer where and how they can improve, to assess ranking and title during job negotiations, and most important as a tool to move from subjective biased employeed “judgements” to a more objective approach.

  • “Success at Work, Failure at Home”: Food for thought: How work and family life affect each other

  • (DE, Werbelink)Mindfuck Job: Okay-ish book highlighting some mechanisms that you might use to block yourself in your job development, and how to get past them.