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Just about every project I've worked on contained one "chunk" of the project that was an algorithm, while the remaining 95% of the functionality was achieved by implemented by Postgres, Apache, Django, etc. This is why I (and other people that work this way) am able to get things done so fast. As I've gotten better at launching projects, my algorithm writing skills have not gotten much better, but my "open source understanding and researching" skills have multiplied hundred-fold.

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