Allan Deutsch

Learning to think & build in public. Excited about tools for thinking and augmenting human capabilities.

Currently head of product & engineering @GrabbitNFT. Previously product at Microsoft PlayFab, Xbox Live, and Xbox.

Recent notes

Thinking channels

Thinking about the same concept in a different way is often a big unlock to deeper and clearer understanding

devlog 9: Buildspace begins!

Doc Duck's feedback widget is now branded!

devlog 8: Squeaky clean feedback UX

Murder, a new bike, polishing the feedback view, and a live site incident!

Weekly Dev Logs

Each week I write a log of what I've worked on. View them all here!

devlog 7: More life

What do polyrhythms, new cars, bike rides, and CascadiaJS have in common? They're all part of this week's updates!

Identity functions

Identity functions make it possible to provide a much better developer experience at API boundaries by improving the type

Total Typescript notes

I've learned a lot from this course, and use this note to record bits I want to remember and riff on some of my observations.

devlog 6: routing overhaul

A major overhaul to routing on this site! Plus TS identity functions, reference sheets, and my resume!

Dynamically generate TypeScript Playground links

TypeScript playground has a URL param to specify the code content. This makes it possible to always have up-to-date playground links for example code!

devlog 5: back on stage!

Back on stage, this time to present about TypeScript! I also made some PRs to TypeScript and added dynamic TS playground links.

Make example code interactive

Whenever possible, make code interactive. Interaction is the single most effective way to teach anything, including code!

Add a demo link to TypeScript code blocks

Seeing example code with syntax highlighting is great, but sometimes you've just gotta run the code and see what happens...