The amount of effort and focus is scary, it always is if you stand back long enough to see it all happening. There is a very concentrated effort and getting complete has meant all hands, reducing implementation design time and review. We have resolved this now, but the workload is very high. The fear I had was being in a corner to come up with implementation design fast in between coding all day. The new system has helped significantly and we can actually have people in design and only there orchestrating implementation much better. This allows the bulk of dev to just implement what’s in front of them.
If it was not scary then that in itself would be scary New system helps hugely though and seems to be bedding in so the operation is less reliant on quick decision and more managed approach is in place. Code quality should be significantly higher (already pretty high) and in line with design.
I see this all as a new lifeform nearly, interconnected nodes of limited intelligence all following rules and using some crypto techniques to secure and keep private information etc. So it cannot be released a tiny bit at a time, it needs to switch on with the minimum set of rules and live. Then expanding is much simpler, the initial networks have been amazing so I am comfortable, but this is something we switch on and it stays on. We cannot reboot here, this is a permanent thing. That’s what I mean by lifeform, its closer to that in my head than a traditional computer prog on a server. I don’t mean skynet