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ceo & head of engineering @replit
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Jan 28 4 tweets 1 min read
LLMs are worse is better. The main insight behind Worse is Better is that correctness is not the determining factor for success, it’s the simplicity.
Jan 8 4 tweets 1 min read
Was disappointed there isn't a decent GPT3-based completion tool for Gmail.

So I posted this bounty on Replit: $900 if you can complete this!

replit.com/bounties/@amas… Of course, I already got 4 applications -- Replit speed!!
Dec 28, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
If you believe in many worlds hypothesis then a rational strategy to life is to take maximum risk where you’re either dead or winning. The universes in which you’re dead don’t matter, so net net you’re winning big. A simple implementation is to gamble, all in every time, and if you end up broke you kill yourself.
Nov 25, 2022 15 tweets 3 min read
Civilizational Primitives, a thread: At the dawn of civilization, with the introduction of the agricultural revolution, humans needed to coordinate in larger numbers, so *the hierarchy* emerged as the primary organizing tool.
Nov 23, 2022 15 tweets 3 min read
I don't think people understand the monumental changes coming to software this decade. Quick thread: Last century making software got progressively easier going from machine code to assembly to higher-level and then scripting languages. The last major productivity boost in software was OSS. Each of those steps was 10-100x boost but then it stopped...
Nov 15, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
SBF always seemed low IQ to me — I’ve met him and came away even less impressed — so looking at his balance sheet it’s clear that the guy got a long in life by LARPing the aspy genius At random sample
Nov 15, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
It’s pretty amazing to be alive in a moment when a new kind of computer just dropped (transformers) It’s almost like deep learning before transformer architecture is like computers before stored program architecture (von neumman) and now we have a fully programmable (in context learning) network.
Nov 8, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
For the first time in a decade, tech managers will be looking for efficiencies instead of hiring more people. Which makes it the best time to invest in or work on devtools — especially AI-powered that will provide huge leaps in efficiency! At FB a director of engineering wasn’t happy that we are working on making developers happier and faster with new JavaScript features (primarily async) and he straight up told us: “for every developer I will get another human compiler that will write the Promise code for them”
Oct 30, 2022 72 tweets 15 min read
Many have asked for a copy of this book, here are all the pages in this thread
Sep 20, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
Announcing: Replit 100 Days of Code – learn how to code from absolute scratch. All you need is a browser and 15 minutes a day: replit.com/learn/100-days… Replit's @LessonHacker, one of the most engaging and entertaining teachers I've ever had the pleasure to work with, built this content from scratch. I've truly never seen a better intro-to-programming tutorial.

We've built David right into your IDE so you can watch as you code!
Sep 15, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Announcing: History++ a better way of doing version control.

blog.replit.com/history2-relea… While git was a huge boon for collaboration, it left much desired. It burdens the programmer to remember to commit, commits are typically large changes that don't capture the entire evolution of the program, and it remains inaccessible to many coders with a high barrier to entry.
Sep 8, 2022 11 tweets 5 min read
In 2018 we announced Multiplayer Mode. Since then, Replit became the world's leading collaborative editor.

Today, we're announcing AI Mode, which infuses state-of-the-art intelligence into nearly all IDE features, the next major evolution for Replit: blog.replit.com/ai Also announcing GhostWriter -- AI Mode's flagship feature -- an AI-powered pair programmer

GhostWriter is faster, more powerful, and more accessible than any other comparable offering. The best thing about it? It makes writing coding on mobile fun -- swipe right to accept!
Aug 25, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
Heroku is deprecating its free offering. We're seeing many users move to Replit, which is fantastic!

But seeing some say that Replit is "not designed" for hosting -- untrue. Here are all the ways we are already a major provider and are actively improving our offering: First of all, I totally understand Heroku's decision. Especially given crypto mining, providing free compute on the internet has become really difficult.

At Replit, despite being a small team, we have become experts in this domain as it is core to our business.
Aug 8, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
To build the next big search engine simply focus on people.

It’s why people add “reddit” to their queries and prefer to search social — we want to see results from humans, not soulless SEO farms. The first phase of the web was all about crowdsourcing. Everyone made websites, blogs, and comments. The second was about the friend — your social graph determined how you get information. The third phase we are in is about the creator.
May 31, 2022 13 tweets 3 min read
I lost lots of sleep over the past year agonizing over student & teacher emails saying their admins blocked Replit.

It’s crucial for the future of our nation that kids have access to powerful tools to learn & build 🇺🇸

Tomorrow we’re announcing a fix for this. Once and for all! Before I share the news let's answer this question that keeps coming up: "Why would anyone block Replit? What makes it special -- after all, it's just an 'IDE?'"
May 30, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
People overthink “wokism” — it’s simple: every decade nerds on reddit need a new way to win arguments, so they latch on to a fringe yet potent ideology and make it wordy and annoying and then weaponize it before society develops antibodies. The last one was “New Atheism.” In fact Marx was the prototypical redditor Image
May 29, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
The future of software is wild 🤯

Teaching my 2 y/o numbers and I wanted an app w/ grid of numbers that colors on tap.

So I asked @Replit AI to generate one and it did!

Then opened it on my phone and iterated on it to get the layout right, and now he’s having a blast with it. This is literally magic. Abracadabra. In the future most of the work will be not in making the thing but in actually having good ideas that could be turned into useful things.
May 11, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
There is basically 4 ways people go about life:

- hedonist: maximizes pleasure
- ascetic: maximizes inner peace
- nihilist: maximizes comfort
- creativist: makes things

The last one is the most virtuous way to live and the most fulfilling, but it’s way rarer than it should be! The culture today breeds hedonists — we even call people consooomers. We have endless entertainment and binging is not only accepted but actually people take pride in it.
May 7, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
A classic Bret Victor insight is that we still haven’t discovered the truly touch native interfaces — and demos like this always remind me of that People want to zoom on to the next generation of computers (vr, ar) but actually there is so much UI/UX to invent today.
May 5, 2022 21 tweets 3 min read
There is still so much alpha in learning to code it’s unbelievable Computers are the most powerful tools to exist in the history of humanity. Sadly most people are mere consumers of these machines.
May 3, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
Crappy startup ideas fed into #dalle2

1/ A social network for tap water enjoyers: Image 2/ a senior citizens DAO where you sleep to earn Image