May 12, 2022

Are Monorepos and NFTs Worth It?

Do you use monorepos? Do you love NFTs named after dogs? Chuck and Robbie have mixed feelings on both monorepus and Shiba Inu tokens and they’re probably not the only ones conflicted. Developer tools and the metaverse are complex topics that don’t always yield solidly positive or negative results. 

The beauty of our ever-evolving digital space is the ability to continually iterate and learn from what’s not working. Having said that, just because something is new (and trending on Twitter) doesn’t mean it’s the best tool for the job, nor that it should be used for anything besides its original purpose. Between monorepos and digital coins, sometimes the hype outweighs the benefit. 

In this episode, Chuck and Robbie discuss their thoughts on monorepos, the downside to trending languages and developer tools, why the metaverse should be approached with caution, plus a whatnot covering everything under the sun. 

Key Takeaways

  • [01:22] - A brief whatnot on SNOOs and Robbie’s status as a new parent.
  • [02:55] - A whiskey review.
  • [12:29] - Why Robbie can’t wrap his head around monorepos. 
  • [28:20] - Why Robbie is (semi) entrenched in the metaverse. 
  • [34:21] - Chuck and Robbie’s take on the Oscar slap and the future of comedy.
  • [37:16] - A less serious whatnot about podcasts, electric cars, entertainment, and new babies. 


[21:43] - “I think that there’s good practice in saying ‘why?’ But I don’t think everything should always be one way. I think that [you should] just use the best tool for the job when you come across that.” ~ @CharlesWthe3rd

[22:04] - “There are cases where monorepo could work and be good for people. I’m not saying they suck all the time. It’s my argument with everything — people use React because they think it’s cool, people use TypeScript because they think it’s the hotness, we need to type everything. Monorepos are cool because some guy said, ‘hey these are cool.’ If it’s not solving a real problem for you, just remove that from the code.” ~ @rwwagner90

[31:31] - “I still believe in the utility of the technology [of NFTs]. I do believe that there’s something there. And people are just going to get more clever in the way that they apply that and there will be more security down the line. There’s just way too many rug pulls these days to really make it all worth something.” ~ @CharlesWthe3rd


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