“Radar” is our monthly digest which features links that our engineering team found interesting.


Link: https://mywiki.wooledge.org/XyProblem
Shared by: Kirshna HS

The X-Y Problem, as it is sometimes called, is a mental block which leads to enormous amounts of wasted time and energy, both on the part of people asking for help, and on the part of those providing help. It often goes something like this: User wants to do X. User doesn’t know how to do X, but thinks they can fumble their way to a solution if they can just manage to do Y. User doesn’t know how to do Y either. User asks for help with Y. Others try to help user with Y, but are confused because Y seems like a strange problem to want to solve. After much interaction and wasted time, it finally becomes clear that the user really wants help with X, and that Y wasn’t even a suitable solution for X.

The only cheat sheet you need!

Link: https://github.com/chubin/cheat.sh
Shared by: Ketan Jawahire

Unified access to the best community driven cheat sheets repositories of the world

Why should I care about Kubernetes, Docker, and Container Orchestration?

Link: https://www.hanselman.com/blog/WhyShouldICareAboutKubernetesDockerAndContainerOrchestration.aspx
Shared by: Amrith Yerramilli

Interesting pointers to why you should care about containerization and orchestration.

Goodbye Microservices: From 100s of problem children to 1 superstar

Link: https://segment.com/blog/goodbye-microservices/
Shared by: Akshay Surve

This post is the story of Segment took a step back and embraced an approach that aligned well with their product requirements and needs of the team.

Excel Unusual

Link: http://www.excelunusual.com/
Shared by: Abhishek Sharma

the home of the most unique Microsoft Excel animated spreadsheets