Leverage in software development

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To apply leverage to software development:

  • Instead of building on , use a like .
  • Instead of creating a custom app, use a framework like .
  • Instead of styling from scratch, use a like .
  • Instead of architecting a , use an open source or paid alternative like .
  • Instead of writing security functions, use a battle-tested module like .

With leverage, you increase feedback loops but give up control. It’s more valuable when working with small teams trying to move fast.

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