Today we’re joined by Shawn “swyx” Wang, also known as just “swyx” — and we’re talking about his interesting path to becoming a software developer, what it means to “learn in public” and how he’s been able to leverage that process to not only level up his skills and knowlege, but to also rapidly advance his career. We cover Swyx’s recent writing on the light and dark side of the API economy — something he calls “living above or below the API,” his thoughts on Cloudflare eating the cloud by playing Go instead of Chess, and we also talk about the work he’s doing at Temporal and how’s taking his frontend skills to the backend.
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- Shawn Wang – Twitter, GitHub, Website
- Adam Stacoviak – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website
- Jerod Santo – Twitter, GitHub
Notes and Links
- Learn in Public
- The Light and Dark Side of the API Economy
- Eating the Cloud from Outside In
- The Coding Career Handboox (this link includes an embedded coupon code for 30% off)
- Cloud Operating Systems and Reconstituting the Monolith
- #Doccies (we’re planning to do something around this soon, stay tuned in 2022)
- Cloud Distros and the Deployment Age of the Cloud