Daniel Vassallo

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Building a portfolio of small bets. Quarter-time with Gumroad. Building userbase.com. Creator on dvassallo.gumroad.com. Ask me anything at daniel@hey.com.

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1

Everyone I know who worked in big tech for 15+ years is wealthy (multi-million net worth). If you want guaranteed wealth, learn to code and go work at one of the big five. But if you want to spend time with your kids without asking for permission, do what I'm doing.

2

Lambda is a very poor substitute for EC2. But it still has a place. Instead of thinking of Lambda as a host for your applications, think of it as an extension for other AWS services.

3

Software quality suffers when programmers write code to impress other programmers rather than users.

4

To be a pragmatic programmer you have to avoid falling in love with the modern just because it is new. That infatuation will cloud your judgment about what's applicable.

5

Starting a new software project requires dozens of consequential choices from thousands of options. You have to choose a programming language, a framework, a database, a cloud vendor, dependencies, etc.

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