re: What surprises new devs; spec-first API development; & scaling data pipelines VIEW POST

re: Top one lesson learned: engineers manage to keep their job by inventing wheels. “No, I don’t understand this. Let’s tear it down”

While this is partially true, most developers also end up using a framework and don't write things from scratch. Professional development has almost entirely moved to "Let's take 10 things other people have built and bind it together with duct tape".

This is a huge benefit from the 90s era of custom development for all projects.


ha definitely. I was joking about team’s decision to build new generations of tech stack when existing stack aged with data and bugs.

Tools wise, ya, duct tape is best of all!

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