Articles are single-page pieces that give a whirlwind tour of a specific topic.
They're different from series, which go very in-depth, taking many detours.
Disclosure: At some point in this article, I discuss The Rust Foundation. I have received a $5000 grant from them in 2023 for making educational articles and videos about Rust.
HTTP does a pretty good job staying out of everyone's way.
If you're reading this article, there's a solid chance it was delivered to you over HTTP. Even if you're reading this from an RSS reader or something. And you didn't even have to think about it!
I don't mean to complain. Doing software engineering for a living is a situation of extreme privilege. But there's something to be said about how alienating it can be at times.
One could say I have a bit of an obsession with build times.
I believe having a "tight feedback loop" is extremely valuable: when I work on a large codebase, I want to be able to make small incremental changes and check very often that things are going as expected.