Shape Up: General Points

Basecamp started off in 2003 as a tool we built for ourselves. At the time we were a consultancy designing websites for clients. Information would get lost in the game of telephone between the client, the designer, and the person managing the project. We wanted Basecamp to be a centralized place where all parties could see the work, discuss it, and know what to do next. It turned out lots of companies had this “information slipping through the cracks” problem....

March 3, 2020 · 1 min · anvyst - Master Algorithms

January 28, 2020 · 0 min · anvyst

Open Source and Power - Rework podcast

Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress and the founder of Automattic, joins Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson for a spirited debate about tech monopolies, power in open-source communities, and how to be good stewards of the modern web that they helped build. Listen on

January 27, 2020 · 1 min · anvyst

You don't need: MomentJS?

While striving to minimise the footprint of production compiled JS code for some of my side projects, I found this great collection of nice, but sometimes controversial, repositories. Problems with Moment.js: It is highly based on OOP APIs, which makes it fail to work with tree-shaking, thus leading to a huge bundle size and performance issues. It is mutable due to OOP APIs and non-pure functions, which cause bugs like these....

January 21, 2020 · 1 min · anvyst

Design Principles of Vue 3.0 by Evan You - VueConfTO 2019

Evan You explains the principles behind the changes in Vue 3.0 at VueConf Toronto 2019 — Read on

December 14, 2019 · 1 min · anvyst

Lead engineer memo

If you’re still not convinced by this, there’s a more details version of it here.

October 27, 2019 · 1 min · anvyst

How to design API

This talk goes back to 2007, but still valid. Especially in this hype moment of Headless CMS apps popping up every single day, providing its own vision of Content Delivery API’s.

October 26, 2019 · 1 min · anvyst

Balancing open source by Dries Buytaert

Great article recently published by Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal project, describing the balance of makers and takers in open source community: Small Open Source communities can rely on volunteers and self-governance, but as Open Source communities grow, their governance model most likely needs to be reformed so the project can be maintained more easily. There are three models for scaling and sustaining Open Source projects: self-governance, privatization, and centralization. All three models aim to reduce coordination failures, but require Open Source communities to embrace forms of monitoring, rewards and sanctions....

October 2, 2019 · 1 min · anvyst

Mental models: Qantas Flight 32 Documentary

That moment is really the turning point,” Barbara Burian, a research psychologist at NASA who has studied Qantas Flight 32, told me. “Most of the time, when information overload occurs, we’re not aware it’s happening—and that’s why it’s so dangerous. So really good pilots push themselves to do a lot of ‘what if’ exercises before an event, running through scenarios in their heads. That way, when an emergency happens, they have models they can use....

August 15, 2019 · 1 min · anvyst

Why working from home is good for business?

July 29, 2019 · 0 min · anvyst