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    I aim to write mindblowing emails with real insight into the career and skills of a modern software engineer. "Raw and honest from the heart!" as one reader described them.

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    Software Engineering Lessons from Production

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    I stopped using Google Analytics after 15 years

    swizec.com has been around since 2005. For 15 of those years, it's been running Google Analytics to give me a sense of "Is anyone out there?". No more.
    August 10th, 2022

    You do have time to build it twice

    My talk from React Summit is now online, if you're curious. It's about code rewrites in the context of hyper growth startups. The ultimate sin. Or is it 🤔
    July 26th, 2022

    How I used indie hacking to sponsor my own greencard

    The longest project of my life
    February 1st, 2022

    How I stopped chasing mice in 2021

    How a focus on long-term games changed my approach to everything and calmed down my life
    December 31st, 2021

    Deep work December

    do you ever feel like you're working working working and nothing is happening? Like a game character running against an invisible obstacle? That's how I've been feeling lately. Stuck.
    December 2nd, 2020

    Lessons from migrating a 14 year old blog with 1500 posts to Gatsby

    After 4 years of putting it off, 1 year of tinkering, a month of work, and $1500 of hired help, my new blog is finally here 🎉 Here's what I learned.
    August 24th, 2020

    Why engineers are worth so much

    Engineers don't do the day to day work, they build assets the business can exploit for years to come. That's the magic
    July 24th, 2020

    Hackers


    June 22nd, 2020

    Don't just wait around


    April 24th, 2020

    "I just need an idea"


    April 20th, 2020

    Ready to build your future?


    January 31st, 2020

    Thank you, friend 🦃


    November 27th, 2019

    What makes you a true master


    November 25th, 2019

    DO more _work_ less


    October 11th, 2019

    San Francisco v. Europe part 2


    September 16th, 2019

    Friend, go offline


    July 12th, 2019

    Freedom from Obligation


    April 24th, 2019

    What makes you a senior software engineer anyway?

    I used to think a senior engineer was someone who gets a project, understands the context, puts their head down, and gets it done. But no. A senior engineer does so much more than just write code and design systems.
    February 13th, 2019

    This kid is amazing


    January 25th, 2019

    Never give up


    December 14th, 2018

    31


    October 26th, 2018

    I'm tired – a poem


    August 7th, 2018

    Hire these interns


    July 10th, 2018

    Coding is bad for you


    March 16th, 2018

    How resumé-driven development shapes our industry

    All that once was new is old again
    October 19th, 2017

    60 seconds, 2000 miles


    January 4th, 2017

    Go the fuck home


    October 20th, 2016

    Magic shiny paint


    September 23rd, 2016

    It's a trap


    September 6th, 2016

    I Got Schooled


    September 2nd, 2016

    It's Just Like Knitting


    August 24th, 2016

    Teaching beginners


    August 19th, 2016

    Calorie counting is silly


    September 20th, 2011

    Mac OS X Lion and Wi-Fi


    September 18th, 2011

    KVM and the great outdoors


    September 11th, 2011

    The quickreading


    September 10th, 2011

    Software Engineering Lessons from Production

    Join Swizec's Newsletter and get insightful emails 💌 on mindsets, tactics, and technical skills for your career. Real lessons from building production software. No bullshit.

    "Man, love your simple writing! Yours is the only newsletter I open and only blog that I give a fuck to read & scroll till the end. And wow always take away lessons with me. Inspiring! And very relatable. 👌"

    ~ Ashish Kumar

    Join 15,883+ engineers learning lessons from my "raw and honest from the heart" emails.

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