John Allspaw: “On Being A Senior Engineer”

Absolutely one of the best posts on what I consider to be the responsibilities of my work and what I aspire to practice, John Allspaw has written required reading for anyone looking to become a Senior Engineer or anyone who wants to grow into a better one: “On Being A Senior Engineer” (via

Some Great Advice For Developers Joining A New Team

Rafe has a short writeup with terrific advice for a developer joining a new team: “ – How to make it as the new developer on a team”.