Welcome to the 117th edition
Another week, another newsletter! I hope that you all had a great one 🤩
This week, I've continued moving forward with Knowii. Unfortunately, I couldn't make as much progress as I wanted. I've been fighting against the "It works on my machine" syndrome. It's very frustrating when you deploy code to production, and it doesn't work the way it does on your own machine. This happens more than we usually care to admit, and it's costing billions per year to companies around the world. In my case, this was mainly due to the way Next.js applications are built and deployed to Vercel. The front-end development world is quite complex, and there are many surprising subtleties. Some of the differences I've stumbled upon include: libraries and files missing in production because they haven't been flagged as "required" by the tracing module, routing that doesn't work in production, path differences to load files, libraries that are included for production while they're not necessary, causing serverless functions to go over the 50MB limit, etc. It's an endless stream of issues that keep popping up. Take this one for example. And it's just one among many.
Apart from that, I've spent time with my kids and enjoyed a new Carnical last weekend. Once again, tons of fun!
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Alright, let's gooooo 🚀
The lab 🧪
The lab is focused mostly on Knowii these days. I leave my existing products continue enjoying their momentum, while I focus on the next wave.
I've finally managed to record and publish a new video on YouTube. I'm not proud of it, but at least it's out there. There will be more opportunities for me to learn more and improve.
No new articles this week.
Quotes of the week
- "Never judge people by their past. People learn. People change. People move on"
- "When teachers stop learning, so do students" — Jim Knight
How cool is that?!
Thinking and learning
Indie Hacking and bootstrapping
Hello everyone! I'm Sébastien Dubois. I'm an author, founder, and CTO. I write books and articles about software development & IT, personal knowledge management, personal organization, and productivity. I also craft lovely digital products 🚀
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