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The app is called MacPlayer and works thanks to the magic of Spotify Connect. The speaker itself streams and plays the music, and the Mac simply tells the speaker which song to play (as well as volume, current playlist, shuffle mode and other settings).
Technical debt is well-known to every developer. No good app starts as a legacy app with spaghetti code — it takes a journey to get there. And many times that journey isn’t a very long one.
I frequently meet software teams who describe themselves as “high velocity”, they even have graphs coming from Jira to prove it, and yet their ability to ship great software, to delight their customers, or even to attract their customers, doesn’t meet their expectations. A little bit of sleuthing usually discovers the underlying problem.
Every website deserves a great search engine - but building a search engine can be a lot of work, and hosting it can quickly get expensive.