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Benefits of Prototyping:

  • Quick evaluation
  • Quick iteration
  • Can build breadth of skills

Cons of Prototyping:

  • Can't build deep skills
    • Can narrow what you are prototyping to build deep skills

Questions to ask when Prototyping

  • What are the limitations?
  • When should I use it?
  • When should I not use it?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How small can I start?
  • How can I make an MVP?
  • How can I make it lean?


  • How is the data model?
  • How is the data accessed?
  • How easy is it to export the data?
  • How easy is it to import the data?

Web App

  • Prototype frontend with create-react-app


  • Document learning to prototype faster

What I want to play around with:

  • AWS
    • AppSync
      • How does the GraphQL map to DynamoDB?
    • DynamoDB
      • How does it compare to GCP Firestore?
  • Apollo (GraphQL Server)
    • How does it compare with Facebook's graphql-js implementation?
  • GCP
    • How does it compare with AWS?
      • What is better?
      • What is worse?
    • Firebase
      • When, where should I use it?
    • Firestore
      • How does it compare to AWS DynamoDB?
    • Cloud functions
      • Testing async/await
      • Hosting a GraphQL instance on it

Toys I want to build


Considerations (for pickup and delivery):

  • number of vehicles/manpower
  • time
  • location
  • weather
  • difficulty , for example
    • front door vs
    • apartment vs
    • office unit



  • Save time
  • Save fuel costs
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