Weeknotes: The Aftermath
Some tweets that effectively illustrate my week:
“... and nothing broke!”—several days later I can confirm that a few things did indeed break, but thankfully nothing catastrophically so!— Simon Willison (@simonw) April 16, 2021
My resume: Migrated legacy Rails user model to external API in 30 days with no impact to customers.— Damon Cortesi (@dacort) April 16, 2021
Reality: 90% migrated fine, 10% edge cases where I played whack-a-mole for an entire week and deploying multiple times daily. 😂 https://t.co/L6Akkvr5pB
Last week we went live with VIAL, the replacement backend I’ve been building for VaccinateCA. This meant we went from having no users to having a whole lot of users, and all of the edge-cases and missing details quickly started to emerge.
So this week I’ve been almost exclusively working my way through those. Not much to report otherwise!
TIL this week
- Using json_extract_path in PostgreSQL
- Listing files uploaded to Cloud Build
- Enabling the fuzzystrmatch extension in PostgreSQL with a Django migration