Interesting papers (2015)02 Dec 2015
How Facebook manages and distributes configuration - from small JSON files to huge machine-learning datasets - at a massive scale.
Advait Sarkar, 2015.
Study measuring the effects of syntax highlighting - notably that it is useful, and programmers spend less time focusing on keywords when using it.
Hardt, Steve and Lopes, Lia C. R., 2015.
An experimental voting system built and used inside Google that uses software to mix direct and representative democracy by allowing users to vote directly or entrust their vote to another user.
Henrik Kniberg & Anders Ivarsson (2012).
Describes how Spotify has previously organised their engineers into tribes, squads, chapters and guilds; aiming to avoid layers of bureaucracy and other problems often associated with large numbers of employees.