Building Cash

Building Cash

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We're building a new FinTech product

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Julien Fouilhé

CTO at Building Cash

Yarn v3 is a fantastic tool to organize monorepos. Thanks to its offline cache, our CI/CD steps are streamlined and faster.

Other tools like Turbo integrate easily with its monorepo features.

One regretful thing is that Yarn PnP is not widely supported, which does not allow us to fully use Zero-installs/PnP for even faster builds and a better developer experience.

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Julien Fouilhé

CTO at Building Cash

It was important for us to use IaC from the very beginning, since we'll be deploying multiple components to multiple environments, and we want those environments to be easily replicated.

While the pragmatic choice would have been the widely used Terraform, we decided to go with Pulumi, which offers a more familiar syntax to describe your infrastructure (the language of your choice, in our case, Typescript). It also has an interesting built-in way of hiding your secrets for you, which makes managing secrets securely a breeze compared to Terraform.

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Julien Fouilhé

CTO at Building Cash

At Cash, we're using a monorepo. Which means the source code of shared dependencies is in the same place as the apps that use them. We needed a tool to automate some of the tasks you usually do in a monorepo, such as building, testing, linting, typechecking. Being able to make sure you didn't break anything anywhere in the app with a simple command instead of waiting for a CI run makes our team more productive.

The fact that it does this in an optimized way, fetching results from previous runs if the source code has not changed, feels extremely satisfactory, since you can run a typechecking command on all your packages, but only those that have changed will actually get typechecked.

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Julien Fouilhé

CTO at Building Cash

We use trunk-based development and Continuous deployment. We wanted a CI/CD that supports monorepos.

We felt like Semaphore offered interesting ideas with its promotions concepts, control over fail strategies, queueing of jobs, parallelisation... that are not all currently available in other CI tools.

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