Justin Garrison
October 14, 2021

Skills, stories, and software every dev should know - 123dev #39

Posted on October 14, 2021  •  2 minutes  • 270 words
A golf ball hits a steel plate in slow motion and deforms like rubber


I twice had lunch with Ed Catmull at Disney and I asked him if there was anything that surprised him about managing people. He said he was surprised how well people can game rules and metrics for their own benefit.

The above gif may or may not be real, but also speaks to people manipulating perception for—maybe—their benefits.

Measuring success

When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.

Goodhart’s law

This article talks about why measurements being turned into targets is a bad idea. Through lots of research, DORA observed some metrics that indicated high performing output. Making the metrics the goal is a good way to not achieve the desired outcome.

How DevOps teams are using—and abusing—DORA metrics | TechBeacontechbeacon.com Using DORA metrics for the wrong reasons will result in poor outcomes. Here’s why—and what you can do about it.

This new website is handy if you need to test nginx configurations. The write-up for how Julia created the site is even better.

New tool: an nginx playground New tool: an nginx playground

This is a really cool website to transfer files or share text between two computers—or mobile devices—on your LAN. It’s even better that you can host it yourself and the code is available on GitHub.

The server code is less than 300 lines of javascript and neat to read through to understand more about how it works.

GitHub - RobinLinus/snapdrop: A Progressive Web App for local file sharing A Progressive Web App for local file sharing . Contribute to RobinLinus/snapdrop development by creating an account on GitHub.

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