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Getting a million users is infinitely harder than scaling a system to handle a million users. Most systems could run comfortably on a Raspberry Pi.

I don't think the suggestion is to make sure your code is disposable. It's that you need to code for now and it's difficult to predict which code may become a candidate for disposal.




> Getting a million users is infinitely harder than scaling a system to handle a million users.

Depends on your context.

When you work at an established company, it may already have millions of users and any new project/change/feature may grab millions of them easily.


The audience here skews heavily to newer, smaller companies.




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