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[dupe] When a rewrite isn’t: rebuilding Slack on the desktop (slack.engineering)
96 points by brundolf 85 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments



"All data access had to assume a lazily loaded and incomplete data model"

While this sounds good, in theory it leads to gross animations and horrific skeleton outlines which slow you down more than an initial load. I which they stated they do this for the workspaces and use cases that needed it rather than what it sounds like (this will be everywhere)



Yes. Comments moved thither.


This is a different article, going into more of the technical details of the desktop update. The other post is for a more general audience.


OP here: they're the same article. This one is just under Slack's own domain name instead of medium.com.


Yep, I misspoke -- I thought the other one had been pointing to the public announcement at https://slackhq.com/introducing-a-more-efficient-slack-deskt....

This is indeed a dupe.




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