Opening the emoji panel made Airpods stop working, so everything with software is totally fine. Also, I checked in the console, and I’m not 100% sure, but I think Month 13 might be out of bounds. 🐶🔥
We’ve had an Echo for three days and my two-year-old already talks to her like she’s part of the family:
Me: “Time to go to bed. Alexa, turn off the lights.”
Toddler: “No! Alexa, stop please!”
There’s probably a lesson somewhere in here about the future of interfaces.
Scaling Slack’s Job Queue: Excellent write-up on migrating a gigantic job queue to new infrastructure. It’s interesting to see that many design challenges they have I’ve also experienced on much smaller projects.
One of the best things about React is that good React comes from designing high quality data structures. This focus makes programmers better.
I’m not normally against hybrid apps (all things in moderation) but the Amazon Alexa app is not a good one. Feels like it doesn’t belong on any platform.
I really wish Create React App had better support for importing and sharing components between apps. Seems like a crazy reason to have to eject or roll your own.
I’m increasingly impressed at Facebook’s initial move of defining GraphQL as a spec and not a technology. It has enabled lots of experimentation and possibilities for scaling. It was production-viable way quicker than it would have been otherwise.
Also helps that I’ve basically stopped buying furniture from anyone other than IKEA. With a destructive kid and cat, the cost benefit for anything else doesn’t seem worth it.