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September 18, 2019
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Don’t drop your projects

Speed is the difference between moving forward with your projects or abandon them

frontendvercel now v2 deployments

Now V2

No one wants the latter. Several times I’ve found myself focusing too much on deployments, orchestration, containers, and delivery; that was far from the purpose of the project. If you are on an early stage of a project, then you shouldn’t be putting so much work outside of the main scope. Everything around you should help you accomplish every single milestone. No matter how old your project is, if it’s an POC* or MVP*.

As I mentioned in earlier posts, I’m a pretty curious person and from time to time I jump between projects. I usually build tiny POCs and I want them to be online and fully functional as soon as posible. With time I started to surround myself with tools to not drop projects.

In 2016, when I was exploring the benefits of React and JSX, I built a super simple tool to understand transpiling, the work of presets, and also to use them in my talks and courses. JSX Live Compiler

I remember working on it 2 hours, tops? And at that time Now was super convenient. Just typing now in the console got the job done. Boom. My project was up and running. (And I was ready to move to my next project.)

A couple of months ago I found out that Zeit was releasing Now 2.0 and I added Upgrade repos to now V2 to my todo list thinking that it would take me a lot of time to do it. I was wrong.

I went to my Now Dashboard and set my Platform Version to 2.0 (Latest) . Then I did a re-deploy by typing now in my terminal and that was it.

Yes. That’s everything I had to do. Now my deployments are 66.85% faster.

Sorry for the short post. I guess… Short posts for easy and simple solutions?

Don’t you just love tools that make your life easier? I do.

See you, B

EDIT: ok, now it's faster. :heart_eyes:


POC: Proof of concept MVP: Most valuable player