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Working Code Podcast – Episode 131: Starting From Scratch

Ben Nadel
Published: June 14, 2023

After years of wanting to build a fitness tracking application, I have finally started to write code for Dig Deep Fitness. But, starting a new project from scratch isn’t something that we engineers do very often; and, all of the features that we take for granted — session management, error logging, rate limiting, email delivery — those foundational aspects of the platform all need to be created when we start something new. On today’s show, I walks us through the pragmatic choices that I’ve made in order to try and keep progress moving forward even if it comes at the cost of elegance.

All that and more on this week’s show:

… featuring these beautiful, beautiful people:

With audio editing and engineering by ZCross Media.

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