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Paul Adams' Wanderings Around Engineering, Free Software and Berlin


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  1. It’s very satisfying being a member of the leadership team inside Zalando Search. As a group, the other leads have been very welcoming to me over the last 6 months and we have grown to become a genuine team. Work in progress, but a team nonetheless. Recently, the bossman figured we were overdue for a team offsite to help solidify our team and to set out our plans for the coming year. …

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  2. Today I finally got around to submitting my first PR for 2018. It’s part of a greater plan that I am cooking around Habitat; the re-implentation of the core/drupal package. That’s a story for another day. Today I wanted to write a little about this PR and its part in the greater picture. …

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  3. There is a particular dark art within engineering leadership. Nobody ever really teaches it; at least nobody ever taught it to me. And even when you think you’ve learned this dark art, there is always more to learn. Because the lessons learned in the context of one team almost never apply in the context of a different team. …

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  4. Many of you reading this are probably already aware, long-time maintainer of glibc Roland McGrath has recently retired from maintaining that project. Inspired by his words, I wanted to say a few things about why I no longer contribute to KDE; a project I “retired” from some time ago now. …

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  5. Well… it’s 2017 and Autotools has survived the test of time. In this blog post I present a very brief introduction to Autotools before going on to show how they are used within the context of Habitat plan writing. …

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