#535 Moving faster

Some people are producing projects that are far beyond what I could do in a single lifetime

Moving faster

Over time I started to notice that some people are producing projects that are far beyond what I could do in a single lifetime. I wanted to figure out how to do that, which meant giving up my existing beliefs and trying to discover what actually works.

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A few weird ways of displaying git hashes

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Migrating Netflix to GraphQL Safely

In 2022, a major change was made to Netflix’s iOS and Android applications. We migrated Netflix’s mobile apps to GraphQL with zero downtime, which involved a total overhaul from the client to the API layer.

Throw away your first draft of your code

The next time you start on a major project, I want you to write code for a couple of days and then delete it all. Just throw it away.


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