Lowering the Barrier

Making programming (everything) more accessible

08 Mar 2021

Competition

People ask me who are competitors are and instead of listing companies I tell them what I’m worried about. “We’re the easiest place to code …
03 Mar 2021

What I've Seen Work

The successful projects I’ve been a part of all had a common flow: Pick a goal. Start working right away. Ask for help when you need it. …
02 Mar 2021

What will you do differently?

We’re in the fun stage at Replit. Usage and revenue keep growing week-over-week. The team remains small and tight-knit. If you want to build …
22 Feb 2021

Pandemic Response as Incident Response

During an incident, when error and latency graphs start trending downwards, you should start writing down everything in your mind right then …
09 Nov 2020

Data Processing in Repls

Data Processing in Repls In Wednesday’s FISH, Spencer showed us how he could run Drone CI on Replit by forking repls through the API. He’d …
08 Nov 2020

Evolve Ruthlessly

Evolve Ruthlessly There comes a point in a startup’s life, if it lives long enough, when its creators look around and say “we need to get …
06 Nov 2020

Throwaways

Throwaways When I was working on recommendations at Spotify, all the cool new ideas started as throwaway playlists that someone made on …
27 Oct 2020

Drawing the Line(s)

Drawing the Line(s) Of course my post on postmortems drew forth a stretch of incidents, the worst of which stemmed from sudden influxes of …
29 Sep 2020

Post mortems

Post mortems We had a post mortem triple-header yesterday. It took all of forty minutes. We don’t strive to have incidents, nor do we strive …
25 Sep 2020

Side hustle update

Side hustle update It’s only natural, once you start simplifying, to ask “what if we go all the way?” Right now we’re focused on reducing …