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JavaScript at Scale

By : Adam Boduch
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JavaScript at Scale

By: Adam Boduch

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
JavaScript at Scale
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Scaling development

The last hurdle for us to overcome in terms of scaling influencers is that of actually developing the software. Any sufficiently complex JavaScript application isn't going to be written in isolation by just one developer. There's a team involved, even if it is only ad-hoc and self-organized in an open source context. In other institutions, teams and the roles within them are defined more concretely. Regardless of how the team is put together, scaling that team is a direct consequence of how we react to the other scaling influencers discussed so far in this chapter.

The first issue we'll address is the one we're most likely to run into first with a nascent software project—finding development resources. A team isn't a static thing; we'll have to add new resources as the software grows in code size and solution scope. Like it or not, the best resources are the most likely to leave as they're the most sought after. Ideally, we can hang on to a talented crew, but we will nonetheless...