2016 04 08 Linklog

Here’s this week’s linklog:

Producing Documentation for your Rails API
The Making of an Expert
Apprenticeship Patterns
So Good They Can’t Ignore You
Architecture: the Lost Years

Producing Documentation for your Rails API
https://blog.codeship.com/producing-documentation-for-your-rails-api
We’re doing a lot of new software at work, and most of them are APIs to help out with task parallelization. Here’s a really good article to help guide everyone on the team on producing good API documentation.


The Making of an Expert
https://hbr.org/2007/07/the-making-of-an-expert
Lately I’ve been spending time on self-improvement, and the question I find asking myself now is: How do I achieve mastery? This is an old article from the Harvard Business Review, but the lessons in there are timeless.


Apprenticeship Patterns
http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1234000001813/index.html (online book) http://amzn.to/1RTFx8n (amazon link)

I’ve been recommending this book for all new hires at my company, and I’ve learned a lot from the book myself. Definitely a must read.


So Good They Can’t Ignore You
http://amzn.to/1qaX6cI

I’m currently reading this book and it’s been an interesting read so far. The author argues that the belief of following your passion is a dangerous advice, and that you need to save up enough “career capital” before you can get meaningful work with autonomy and control.


Architecture: the Lost Years
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpkDN78P884 (video)

Uncle Bob Martin makes the case for “pluggable architecture” where your business logic is separated from your delivery mechanism and persistence layers. The ideas presented will challenge how you think about your application.


That’s it for the link log!

Full disclosure: the links to Amazon above are affiliate links. That doesn’t mean the books are of poor quality; on the contrary I would really recommend that you go and check them out because they will really take you to the next level.

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