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Shutdown

As of this post, Uptime Ventures, LLC is legally dissolved. If you live in the Denver area, you probably know me, the person who is penning this blog post. I’m Nicholas Young, the one-man engineering team behind the company facade. For the last three years, I’ve worked on refining development tools and now, the ecosystems I contributed to are stabilizing....

Why We're Betting on Rust

Twenty-eighteen marks my seventeenth annual tour as a professional software engineer. I say “annual tour” because it feels like each year is uniquely challenging yet practiced, much in the same way a cycle race is a planned event, but still presents unexpected hurdles to be cleared....

Creating Elegant Forms with UFS

Ask any frontend web developer: forms can be notoriously difficult. You have to keep up with filled and unfilled fields, which of them are valid, display errors when your users invariably attempt to enter invalid data, and depending on state, allow the form to be submitted or prevent submission entirely....

Designing In The Open

As artists mature, a critical phase is growing comfortable with showing our work. Despite the fact that artists who design for web audiences hit this stage even faster than most, with an incoming mix of criticism on both artistic choice and functional attributes, the truth is I’ve been uncomfortable with this concept for years....

Introducing Uptime Ventures

I’ve thought a lot, probably too much, about what it feels like begin a new project. When fueled by passion, the spark of inspiration can grow quickly into a roaring fire. Those moments are often unforgettable, but it’s critical to remember what matters most is the work ahead....