Dev

How we do, what we do

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A week in the life of a product designer

An inside look at the work we do (during cooldown).

Making export jobs more reliable

Long-running jobs can create maintenance and support nightmares as they run up against resource and time constraints. What if we could break them up—automatically—into smaller chunks of work?

Vanilla Rails is plenty

A common critique of Rails is that it encourages a poor separation of concerns. That when things get serious, you need an alternative that brings the missing pieces. We disagree.

Faster pagination in HEY

Recently we focused on improving the performance of HEY. Fixing slow database queries for some of the HEY pages was a challenge, so I thought it would be worth writing up a technique we used.