I work with the designers to explore ideas early and then help refine and simplify things as we go. I’m also working with the designers on copywriting — making sure the words we’re using make sense. Design reviews aren’t critiques, they are problem solving sessions.
A team is two or three people, depending on the type of work. Either one programmer and one designer, or two programmers and one designer. That’s it. No teams of four, five, six. Everything we take on has to be done by a team of three, max.
Middleware is a function that gets passed the request and response objects, along with a continuation function to call, called
next(). Imagine you want to add a
requestId to each request/response pair so that you can easily trace them back to the individual request when you’re debugging or searching your logs for something.
It’s never going to happen. I can’t keep up. Dan Abramov isn’t keeping up. Brendan Eich isn’t keeping up. Don’t stress out because you can’t, either. We’re all on the same bullet train here, and no matter what seat you’re sitting in, the world outside the windows is all a blur.