Dev & Design Round-up 14: Swift guide, Elixir learning, LiveView and PostgreSQL 14

Welcome back to the Dev & Design Round-Up, our weekly round-up of the articles and resources our team members have shared on our internal Slack channel. These are the top articles we have read.


On YouTube’s recommendation system A deeper look into how YouTube’s recommendation system works.

How Big Tech Runs Tech Projects and the Curious Absence of Scrum A survey of how tech projects run across the industry highlights Scrum being absent from Big Tech. Why is this, and are there takeaways others should take note of?

Linting vs Formatting: A Swift Guide — Part 1 Note: This is the first part of two posts on the subject of linting and formatting. After being surprised by how much was floating around in my head, I decided Part 1 (this post) should be focused on the “why”, and Part 2 will be on the “what and how” (i.e., more practical including tools and recommended setup).

Automated & manual QA as one integrated process Get the best of both testing worlds through reporting

From Elixir Newbie to Elixir Developer: Create Your Learning Path. The Steps to Take to Become an Employable Elixir Developer.

How We Got to LiveView I’m Chris McCord. I work at and created Phoenix, an Elixir web framework. Phoenix provides features out-of-the-box that are difficult in other languages and frameworks. This is a post about how we created LiveView, our flagship feature.

Developers hate WordPress — and so should marketers WordPress is hands down the most popular CMS out there. Since it started in 2003, it’s accumulated a market share of 39% of websites on the internet. BBC America, the Washington Post, Walt Disney World, the government of Sweden, and, hell, even your favorite news source (TNW by the way) all use WordPress to build their websites. 

PostgreSQL 14 Released! The PostgreSQL Global Development Group today announced the release of PostgreSQL 14, the latest version of the world’s most advanced open source database.

Why It’s Important For You to Practice Failure We learn valuable lessons when we experience failure and setbacks. Most of us wait for those failures to happen to us, however, instead of seeking them out. But deliberately making mistakes can give us the knowledge we need to more easily overcome obstacles in the future

mithi / react-philosophies Things I think about when I write React code

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18 designs that made a big impact in 2021 See all the honorees of Fast Company’s 2021 Innovation by Design Awards in the Impact category.

The secret to creating amazing work? You have to hate it first In ‘Creative Acts for Curious People,’ the Stanford’s Sarah Stein Greenberg offers tangible ways to embrace creativity and work through obstacles.

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