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🔗 Links and Interestings
Podcasts We've Been Listening to:
On our team, we have several podcast listeners. Here are a few podcasts we've shared recently:
- Rabbit Hole - Podcast audio series about how the internet is changing, and how it’s changing us.
- Seth Godin on Thee Game of Life, The Value of Hacks, and Overcoming Anxiety
On The Tim Ferris Show
- How stuff gets added to CSS
Going Deep on React
One of the things that we've been talking about internally is going deep on React. Once you reach a certain level of expertise, how do you continue to grow and learn new best practices and patterns?
Here are some of the resources, we've been reviewing:
On our Twitch stream, we've been talking a lot about Elixir. Therefore, we found this article really interesting.
Discord started out as a gamer's communication platform, but has quickly become a Slack competitor. They've scaled quickly and they attribute that to Elixir and the infrastructure they've built:
What we do in Discord would not be possible without Elixir. It wouldn’t be possible in Node or Python. We would not be able to build this with five engineers if it was a C++ codebase. Learning Elixir fundamentally changed the way I think and reason about software. It gave me new insights and new ways of tackling problems.