259: That's Not How Numbers Work
On this week's episode, Steph and Chris tackle the thorny topic of 10X engineers. Do we think they really exist? What characteristics make an individual more effective, and more importantly, what can they do for a team?
To round out the conversation, they chat about rewrites and when they do and don't make sense, Ruby 2.7 keyword argument deprecation warnings, and a listener question revisiting Ruby popularity and what languages would we learn if we couldn't write Ruby anymore.
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- Ruby 2.7 Deprecates Conversion Of Keyword Arguments
- GitHub - Upgrading GitHub to Ruby 2.7
- Matz -- New 2.7/3.0 keyword argument pain point
- warnings gem
- Bike Shed 217 -- we answer "encouraging companies to use Ruby and Rails and asking how we identify ourselves as developers"
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- Bike Shed 234 -- we answer "the complex tradeoffs between craft, preferences, and business needs"
- GitHub Survey - Top Languages
- Stack Overflow survey - Programming Languages
- Google Trends - Dynamic Programming Languages
- 2020 Ruby on Rails Community Survey Results
- Ruby on Rails Podcast - 2020 Ruby on Rails Community Survey with Robby Russell
- Rust - Are we web yet?
- 10x engineer thread from 2019
- Alice Goldfuss twitter thread on honesty in teams
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