Skyscrapers & Sandcastles(jon.gd)

6 years ago from Jon Gold, AI design @ Airbnb

  • Lewis FludeLewis Flude, 6 years ago

    Really nice way of framing the difference between small hacks and larger codebases. This feels very similar to a writing process I've seen a bunch of people (and tools like hemingway.io) subscribe to. Which is the write now, edit later philosophy.

    I guess how this translates to digital products is that there are occasions when you can anticipate a scenario when a codebase is going to have to mature at some point. Like a caterpillar goes into a cocoon, it's interesting to take a closer look at that moment when a developer starts to take things seriously, goes back and writes those tests, refractors the front-end code so that everything makes sense.

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