Twitter is great, blog posts are great, but we think there's an interesting medium (pun intended) that could be really helpful when you're trying to make a decision about a tool or putting together a workflow. Example: I like this one about payments because it's pretty descriptive https://stackshare.io/adrienjarthon/decisions/10114566434535....
We believe sharing technology decisions should be as commonplace as writing an organized and thorough README.md. Ultimately, our goal is to increase the net amount of knowledge about technology accessible to all developers, which in turn will help make you more productive at work.
Contributing Decisions gives you visibility amongst other developers who care about the tech you’re talking about, and gives you the opportunity to discuss the technical details associated with that decision.
As I mentioned in the other thread, our hope is that over time, you'll end up with this structured repository of discussions around technology problems/solutions for a wide range of use cases that you can come back to whenever you need help.
More details about the launch here: https://stackshare.io/posts/introducing-stack-decisions.
Would love to answer any questions or hear your feedback!
Here's an example one we wrote: https://stackshare.io/gkoberger/decisions/101031322441323967
The posts aren't meant to be high density, so that's intended :)
My interpretation from the post title was that these would be stories about why certain tech was used on specific projects and just just posts about why so-and-so likes or dislikes such-and-such.
From the top listings right now, I consider these to be too broad/vague:
- Rust 2018 is here… but what is it?
- Absolute Beginner's Guide to Emacs
- PyTorch 1.0 is out
- Microsoft Edge is moving to Chromium
And these ones are on point:
- How Heap Built an Analytics Platform that Auto-Tracks Every User Event
- M3: Uber’s Open Source, Large-scale Metrics Platform for Prometheus
I suspect that the site is more broad than the post title and that over time as there is more content, that it can be more focused and find it's essence. For me, I already have too many sources of broad content that I don't see adding another destination. Wish you the best of luck and hope to cross paths again and see how the site has evolved. Cheers.