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22 Feb 2021

Pandemic Response as Incident Response

During an incident, when error and latency graphs start trending downwards, you should start writing down everything in your mind right then …
09 Nov 2020

Data Processing in Repls

Data Processing in Repls In Wednesday’s FISH, Spencer showed us how he could run Drone CI on Replit by forking repls through the API. He’d …
08 Nov 2020

Evolve Ruthlessly

Evolve Ruthlessly There comes a point in a startup’s life, if it lives long enough, when its creators look around and say “we need to get …
06 Nov 2020

Throwaways

Throwaways When I was working on recommendations at Spotify, all the cool new ideas started as throwaway playlists that someone made on …
27 Oct 2020

Drawing the Line(s)

Drawing the Line(s) Of course my post on postmortems drew forth a stretch of incidents, the worst of which stemmed from sudden influxes of …
29 Sep 2020

Post mortems

Post mortems We had a post mortem triple-header yesterday. It took all of forty minutes. We don’t strive to have incidents, nor do we strive …
25 Sep 2020

Side hustle update

Side hustle update It’s only natural, once you start simplifying, to ask “what if we go all the way?” Right now we’re focused on reducing …
24 Sep 2020

What fix-it-up projects look like at the beginning

What fix-it-up projects look like at the beginning In the last week and a half, we’ve set out to simplify Repl.it and make it more stable. …
23 Sep 2020

Append and check

Append and check At Repl.it we put as many tools as we can into slash commands on Slack. It makes it really easy for everyone to see what …
02 Sep 2020

Drive

Drive It’s always tempting to have grand thoughts on a long drive. The world seems so vast! You have nothing else to do! Same thing on a …