Things are Down All Over

Interesting how Slack and Notion are down. Both are services I use and whose teams I greatly admire.

I guess it’s not really unexpected and not that interesting. Upon further reflection both services probably rely on similar libraries and similar services for their applications. This highlights a problem we have in modern application development, quite often we do rely on online services, api’s, and libraries to make our applications function. But what happens when those libraries are removed or taken offline? The obvious answer, our applications stop working. This is one of the primary reasons that, even though it may mean my applications are a bit heavier or some libraries are behind, I embed the libraries directly within my application.

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