Product Hunt’s async work: everyone in their own swimlane

How Product Hunt does asynchronous work: everyone in their own swimlane, unblocked. I really dig how they haven’t siloed work between front-end/back-end developers.

Collaborative Single Player Mode:

A developer should be able to execute a feature from start to finish – from the database to the backend, API, frontend, and CSS. The goal is never to get blocked.

  • If you are missing a design, mock the UI, designers can fill this in later
  • If you don’t know how to do something technically, hack it or fake it
  • If a product decision is missing, try to make this decision yourself - it’s better to ask for forgiveness rather than permission

Sounds like they use feature flags so they can move quickly and decisively, but safely. And of course, plenty of testing and code review automation.

Adam Keys @therealadam