Creator of Wordle - Josh Wardle
In this episode of Syntax, Wes and Scott talk with the creator of Wordle, Josh Wardle. What's the tech stack for Wordle? Does he care about the clones of Wordle? And how did selling Wordle work?
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- 00:27:02 Guest introduction
- 02:45:13 How did Wordle go viral initially?
- 05:27:14 Where did the idea for Wordle come from?
- 07:07:06 What's your background?
- 15:58:24 Wordle has 2 external dependancies
- 16:41:06 Sponsor: Sentry
- 17:40:23 The tech stack of Wordle
- Lit Elements
- AWS S3
- 22:21:04 Would you use web components again?
- 29:36:08 How much did hosting cost?
- 29:55:01 How does Wordle remember my streak?
- 33:56:07 Do you play Wordle everyday?
- 36:28:11 Sponsor: Sanity
- 37:16:07 How do you land on internet hits so often?
- 40:33:15 Are you aware of the clones?
- 44:33:15 Sponsor: Freshbooks
- 45:17:10 Selling Wordle to the New York Times
- 49:05:20 Dealing with the domain name
- 54:15:09 What's his opener word?
- 56:03:03 Juice
- Juice it or Lose it talk
- 59:10:06 Sick Picks!
××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ×××
- Josh: Tupperware
- Scott: Giant tub of Epsom Salt