A very interesting, “from the trenches” article, with generic code-transformation lessons even for someone like me, who isn’t too much into JS. Didn’t expect it to be so detailed, thought it would be much more of a fluff piece. Thanks!
Sidenote: I miss this Dropbox. It was a folder, that synced and it just worked.
Every year I find Dropbox adding features that I don’t want or understand that actually seem to get in the way of using it as a folder that syncs.
And while rewriting a working product over and over makes sense in SV land, after all, how you going to keep those hundreds of devs you hired busy when you’re product was a folder that synced and was finished many years ago… A user like me who is continually charged more so many things I don’t want, maybe I’m but as thrilled about stories like this.
I still use dropbox as a way to simply sync files. There may be new features added, but I’ve successfully ignored them.