A young woman standing on the road and opening a champaign bottle, joy on her face.
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I was recently looking for a new job, and I’ve found a place I feel deeply that is the right place for me. Perhaps it’s the best fit among the 7 attempts in total that I’ve had with finding a good workplace for myself.

It’s no coincidence. It was also…


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I described in a separate post details about the process we’ve been doing recently in our engineering department, where we started working with levels for our engineers and QA. …


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Why

The good thing about levels, is the transparency. When it’s clear to people what’s expected of them, stress goes down. It’s much easier to give frequent feedback with reference. “Remember that expectation from the list? I think you can improve in it by doing this and that”. With frequent feedback…


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Leaders in tech companies, this post is for you.

Two weeks ago we started a wonderful tradition: the weekly morning coffee for engineering managers in Stockholm. We are a forum of leaders in engineering who want to grow our skills and network.

During the introduction round, one participant said that…


How not to render box #1 when we click on box #3? That was my goal in this exercise. I used styled components and React hooks on CodeSandBox.

This is the code I started with:

Here’s how to convince yourself that when you click on a box in this…


Last week we were able to go on a beautiful five days hike in a very well organised, yet not too popular, nature reserve in northern Sweden. In this post we will describe the trails, preparations, and our experiences during the hike. All the photos in this posts were taken…


What are the main considerations one needs to think of when creating a web application? Why does the architecture in your company is the way it is? What are its non trivial parts? How to think about the “other end”?

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After working in 5 startups, mostly as a full stack…


With Git Workflows, NPM, and 3rd party libraries

Lately, I’ve sat down to define the release procedures for my team. I went through git workflows, best practices for versioning, and methods to upgrade external libraries. I wanted to have all my learning in one place, because I know I’ll get back to that in the future. …


My company’s office is in a co-working space. It’s a building with many different rooms and a shared kitchen. The building doesn’t have a community manager, so the staff is trying to do the best they can.

Another tenant of this building, a founder and CEO of one of the…

Dafna Rosenblum

Engineering Manager at Kry. Co-Founder of extend-tech.com. Podcasting @extend_podcast. Twitting @dafnaros.

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