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If you are like me, the following question is something that can literally keep you up at night:
When will this be done?
The problem is that most people think of estimations as a promise for a fixed scope and fixed time.
But you can only pick one if you want to have a chance of success: either fixed scope and flexible time or flexible scope and fixed time.
The former is what we end up doing all the time. Except, we discover that the time was flexible when the feature is late and people are already shouting at each other.
But it’s the latter we should prefer. Fixed time means predictability, flexible scope means focusing on reaching an outcome instead of being stubborn about a plan that was conceived when people knew the least about what they were building.
if you want to be a founder and can’t get an idea for a company, you should probably work on getting good at idea generation first
Riccardo: Replace founder with programmer and company with correct and efficient code solution.
Learn how Suspense allows you to use Error Boundaries for network requests by turning asynchronous exceptions into render-time errors.
Riccardo: The dynamicity of it is really cool. But it’s also a shiny foot gun.
There are many tutorials about how to get started with Hotwire and how to use the individual pieces. But one thing that took me a while to grasp was how to “think in Hotwire”.
Riccardo: Is progressive enhancement applied to HTML-over-the-wire frameworks going to fail as the original progressive enhancement?