How Did Dropbox Scale To 175M Users? A Former Engineer Details The Early Days | TechCrunch

 

More specifics on the technical side of how Dropbox grew to 175M users, this time from the guy who got there when they had 2,000 users. It’s an interesting article that describes how the technology was held together with scotch tape and chewing gum and — this is really important — how that gave them flexibility to learn and grow.

One thing I have witnessed in building digital products is that too often they get engineered for some imagined future point and don’t have the flexibility to shift with the winds of the market.

How Did Dropbox Scale To 175M Users? A Former Engineer Details The Early Days | TechCrunch.

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