Monthly favourite stuff on the interwebs

Great video about a guy explaining how to land a job at the big 4.

Takeaway: You don’t have to be the smartest guy in the room to get hired, you have to be consistent.  Try over and over again, luck is a big part. Have your home projects, and do whiteboard mocking interviews.

Books he recommends for preparation:

  • Cracking the coding interview
  • Programming interview exposed

Sites he recommends to check out:

  • glassdoor.com
  • careercup.com
  • geeksforgeeks.org
  • leetcode.com
  • hackerrank.com
  • topcoder.com

 

 

Cool video about a company which had some nice pivots and overview of its architecture which is built around Amazon lambda.

Takeaway:

  • Serverless is nice if you want to pay less money for your “infrastructure”, especially in the early days when you don’t have too many customers.
  • Kind of unlimited scaling. (You have to use a database which can grow with you)
  • You have one less thing to worry about. (PaaS vs FaaS)
  • Debugging and logging is harder.
  • No local dev environment. (Although you can probably simulate Lambda locally.)

 

Not a tech video, but we all have to work on ourselves and I found this video really inspiring.

What I learnt from this one:

  • Be conscious of your life, don’t live in autopilot mode.
  • Accept the things you can’t change in your life, and try to improve what you can change.
  • Live purposefully, have goals and be passionate about what you do, it generates a lot of self-esteem.