Back in the olden days, before Twitter, I used delicious to create a link blog. Good times. I know Ian Skerrett of the Eclipse Foundation used to enjoy it. Anyway, in the spirit of going old school I thought I would throw down a few links for your delectation. The cool kids are of course doing their link roundups in newsletters, but I am all about the blog.
Not much to say other than READ THIS POST. So much wisdom from Cate Huston about inclusion and how to do things right. Want to know why your team is all white men? Read this post. Want to do better? Read this post. Think you are one of the good people, doing things right? Read this post. Thoughts on hiring, the pipeline, better supporting your talent to help them thrive, how do be more welcoming. The advice on Specific Outreach is particularly excellent.
Like I said JUST READ IT
While we’re on the subject of Java dev tools, it would be rude not to share this survey, wouldn’t it, based on responses from 2060 people worldwide. For one thing it nicely supports my claim about IntelliJ above.
On the other hand, RedMonk bullishness about Kotlin may be a little ahead of the curve. Only 1% of respondents are using Kotlin (those that are using it however love it more than than any of the other languages polled). Scala is on 2%. Plain old Java is definitely still a thing.
After doing some 1m code reviews – a formal process has been mandatory since 2011 – LinkedIn has condensed a bunch of lessons about how to do it right. It’s a good read. It’s not easy to engender a healthy feedback loop in an organisation, so best practices in doing so are always welcome.
disclosure: Microsoft and the Eclipse Foundation are both clients.