Total efficiency constrains us. We become super invested in maintaining the status quo because that is where we excel. Innovation is a threat. Change is terrifying. Being perfect at something is dangerous if it’s the only thing you can do.
How an over emphasis on efficiency leads to fragility: Getting ahead while being inefficient.
Some interesting thoughts on early vs late stage projects and pre-mature optimization vs technical debt.
Great primer on microservice architecture basics by Sumit Maingi. Basic problems you'll encounter and common solutions. Getting these right will already take you a long way.
Three reads, the digital equivalent to classic designs z-pattern, will help you with a fresh look on digital, information heavy interfaces.
Why some bullshit jobs are safer than others, or: Every API needs an interpreter from time to time. Click 1 for help.
Extensive piece on continous delivery with plenty of data, cases and benefits to convince your peers to give it a try, also some great anecdotes:
F500 asking Netflixs’ Adrian Cockcroft, “Where do you get Netflix's amazing employees from?” to which he would reply, “I get them from you!”
Estimations help you think through problems, look for alternative solutions, creating a common understanding, modelling uncertainity. Estimations are about more than just churrning out some numbers.
18 lessons on how to approach debugging.
There are many ways to learn about Scrum, I found this among the most entertaining.