Jake Trent


The Invisible Leader

It is refreshing when your leader is not the center of your work. Rather, it’s the purpose that is clear. Your leader is almost invisible.

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Elm: First Taste of Syntax

Get a first taste of Elm’s syntax in this kata to implement your own map function. We’ll start with a failing test suite, work through first errors, make the tests pass, explain basic tidbits of syntax along the way.

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When Product & Developers Talk

Some product managers may see devs as a roadblock to getting good product. Some devs may view product as arbitrary and authoritarian. Without communication, early and often, it’s easy to see why these perceptions persist. Perhaps we can have better conversations instead.

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Devops Asks a Lot

Devops is a mindset and a practice that asks a lot. Engineers must learn a two worlds of ops and dev. This encourages some good things, and needs to be tempered in order to be more realistict.

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First Rebels, Then Visionaries

You are just doing what you think is best. You might not go with the flow. You might go against the grain. For this, you gain a bit of a reputation as a rebel. Later, that might change. It may be found that you indeed a visionary.

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You Might Be Inspiring Someone

When you don’t feel very proud of your personal performance, it can be easy to believe that what you have done is not worth much. Sometimes we may be surprised to find out that our work was more impactful or had been more meaning than we otherwise thought.

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