#74 - Rapid Web Apps Development With Anvil & Importance of Product Documentation - Meredydd Luff
“Documentation is content marketing. If your docs don’t summarize what your product is actually about, you’re going to have a rough time getting anybody interested."
Meredydd Luff is the founder of Anvil, the platform for building web apps with nothing but Python. In this episode, Meredydd shared his story starting Anvil and his point of view on the latest Low-Code & No-Code movement and whether it would affect the demand for developers. He touched on the importance of domain experts having the ability to develop software and how tools like Anvil could play a part in supporting them to translate their ideas better. In the second half of the episode, we discussed the importance of product documentation and how it also plays a major part in content marketing. Meredydd shared his tips and best practices for documentation, including how to create thriving online Q&A product forums.
Listen out for:
- Career Journey - [00:05:17 ]
- Anvil Story - [00:09:16 ]
- Low Code / No Code - [00:12:26 ]
- Domain Knowledge Coder - [00:18:08 ]
- Demand for Developers - [00:22:37 ]
- Importance of Product Documentation - [00:25:42 ]
- Documentation is Content Marketing - [00:29:16 ]
- Online Q&A Forums - [00:33:18 ]
- Developer Advocates - [00:36:55 ]
- 3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:39:43 ]
Meredydd Luff’s Bio
Meredydd Luff is the founder of Anvil (https://anvil.works), the platform for building and deploying apps on the web with nothing but Python. He’s particularly interested in expanding access to code, and has a PhD in building usable programming systems.
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