I’m passionate about the startup community and the talent it unveils to the technology industry, but some people have a different perspective. Some believe that startup jobs are less stable than jobs in established businesses and that their employees have little-to-nothing on the line.
I was recently working a defect at $job to disable submissions of empty "dates" saving to MySQL as epoch -1, when I noticed in my network panel was polling an ajax endpoint, once per second. This poll was happening so that an on screen clock could be displayed showing the time where a potential lead lived.
Some of the code at $job (sadly) uses blind inserts, which makes changes to the tables behind them tricky. We were about to embark on a series of changes to tables for our Data Warehouse project, and I needed to verify if anything would be affected by these table changes.