Covering a Lot of Ground
As a full-stack developer, I do a ton of stuff. I attack everything from DevOps to design. That means I usually touch every single part of the stack. This is challenging on a day to day basis, but sometimes it gets really, really hard.
I’ve spent the last few weeks working on back-end for Speak, a new system we’re writing that takes a new look at team communication and integrates your teammates directly into the desktop. We’re operating on microservices, which means a ton of ops work since we have some pretty specific requirements and neither Docker or Heroku have caught up yet. We’ve chosen the awesome Electron as our desktop app framework, along with Facebook’s React and Flux - now, of course, I haven’t worked with any of these front-end technologies before, and by the time I got around to getting stuck into the front-end, a large amount of (awesome!) code had been written by the...
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