3-2-1: Dropbox Engineering Career Framework, 5 Things I Learned After Two Years at Microsoft, JavaScript Modules Rabbit Hole, One React Mistake, Guide to Storytelling

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Before we start this week with 3 hand-picked articles from the tech world, 2 web development guides, and 1 best Tweet of the week, I want you to do me a little favor: after reading this email, answer my question at the end (thanks in advance)

🔥 Picks from the tech world

1. Dropbox Engineering Career Framework

It's a Dropbox career framework on how to achieve business impact for your role and team and how to grow in your engineering career.

This framework is broken down into two components:

1. Level Expectations define the scope, collaborative reach, and levers for impact at every level; these expectations are the what that determines the difference between an IC3 and IC4, for example

2. Core and Craft Responsibilities define the key behaviors specific to your role and team; these behaviors help you identify how you work to deliver impact based on your level expectations

I recommend it to every engineer who wants to grow in their career. Great guide.

2. 5 Things I Learned After Two Years as a Software Engineer at Microsoft

The title of the article said it best what you can learn from it.

TL;DR

  1. Research, Research, and More Research
  2. Murphy Knew It, and You Should Too!
  3. Everything Can Be Solved. The Important Question Is, What to Solve First?
  4. Incident Management Teaches You so Much More
  5. Always Assume the Best Intentions of Others

3. The unreasonable effectiveness of just showing up everyday

The story and takeaways of how two engineers build an open-source search engine for two years.

A favorite part from the article:

"If you want to find some modest success and independence by launching your own product, and wished to do so without too much risk, I invite you to try this playbook: Pick an idea in a large market that will always be in demand and work on a product that caters to a subset of use cases exceedingly well."

⚡️ Web development guides

1. `export default thing` is different to `export { thing as default }`

Basically, it's a trip down the rabbit hole about how the modules work by a developer advocate for Google Chrome. Worth reading if you want to learn more about modules.

2. One React mistake that's slowing you down

Kent C. Dodds take on React context vs passing props.

From the article:

"I think too many people go from "passing props" -> "context" too quickly. If we structure our components with more composition in mind, then I think our codebase will be more maintainable"

Tweet of the week

Tweet of the week goes to Julian Shapiro.

I strongly believe that storytelling is one of the most critical skills in life. The ability to tell stories helps you develop deep relationships, sell your ideas and write better.

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