Best of Brainsauce #1
How many Slack channels do you have at your company? Whatever your guess is, it’s probably more. Now imagine all the mind-tickling articles that you’ve missed somewhere in the maze of all those channels. It’s a pity, right? We thought so too. But with the help of a little custom emoji, we gathered them into one channel: brainsauce.
The goal of brainsauce? To share knowledge through our entire company, ranging from tech-specific tips & tricks all the way to industry-wide trends. Anything goes. But we don’t want to keep our favorite reads from you. That’s why we hand-picked our five most brainsaucy articles from the past few months for you to enjoy. Dig in!
For whom? Well… 99% of software developers, obviously.
TL;DR: Time to talk about the huge gap between what “developer-influencers” are talking about, and the daily reality of most developers. In this article, the author tries to improve the developer experience by debunking myths and embracing truths.
For whom? Product designers who want to double down on inclusive design.
TL;DR: “Inaccessible products are broken products. The first step to fix them is to give a damn.” UX Collective released this incredibly hands-on guide on Global Accessibility Awareness Day. From their conviction that every designer should know the basics of inclusive design, they listed tons of accessibility tips in 4 concise chapters. Your next e-book for your nightstand?
For whom? Anyone (with a website)
TL;DR: Nothing to read here. Just a quick reality-check of how many people with a disability visit your website. If you still need a reason to make your website inclusive, this should be a convincer.
For whom? UX-minded people
TL;DR: The title says it all. A two-minute plea why your fill-out form should only have one text field for your full name. Not only for user-friendly reasons but also because not every culture works with a first and last name.
For whom? Flutter lovers, React Native haters… or vice versa.
TL;DR: Yes, the title is clickbait. But at least the author admits it! And we must say, the full article gives a pretty nuanced read about picking Flutter of React Native for your next digital adventure.
For whom? Anyone with an opinion about the future of AI & ML. Or even anyone who hasn’t.
TL;DR: Go for a walk and listen to why Foundation Models - like GPT3, Dall-E2 or LaMDA - could end up having an economic impact similar to that of electricity, and why the emerging technology is also proving so controversial.
Enjoy the brainsauce!