I'm a writer and developer in Seattle who likes good, practical things.

Right now I'm making it easier for you to find office space at TenantBase. I also run Village Blacksmith, a small product consultancy.

I previously spent my time at Amazon (where I made it easier for you to read your books) and William & Mary (where I majored in Marketing and Computer Science.)

I love getting email.


Some things I've built:


Forcing functions in everything
Be a better employee, not a better programmer
Developer experience is the ball game
Shooting the Messenger
A bigger pan
Time is money, friend
Waking up early
Digital nesting
How liberal arts matters
Use a surfboard
How I stay productive
My favorite things of 2016
A month with the new MacBook
My walk home
Hidden elevators
A long week
I made an app I’ll never use
Why we redesign our blogs
23 → 24
The Chipotle standard
Small tools
A month with the iPad Pro
Listening to Chance
Notes for a younger programmer
Subscription pricing is for valuable products
Voice interaction and muscle memory
Only compare you to you
Having written
UX Slang
Books of 2015
Packing as premature optimization
Snippets from Virginia
Your legacy code matters
Why podcasts feel good
You don't need push notifications
Your week in an Irish cottage
Your first day in Dublin
What I miss about video games
On a plane
What lies under the bandaid
In defense of keys
Two weeks with the Amazon Echo
Two weeks with the Apple Watch
Vine Street Market
Spotify vs Tokyo Chill
An average day
Dieter Rams’ 15 questions
Coach marks and onboarding
Ten lines of code
Everything new is old again
Three stages of consumption
Swift is like Frasier
My favorite robots
How to make $10 on the App Store
48 hours in Iceland
Old books in new places
2013 in review
How to make $800/mo with three lines of code
2003 and things
Depth and whitespace
A mindset of abundance
The John Byrd EP
Justin Duke is a writer and developer in Seattle.
He likes good, practical things.
(And writing in the third person, I guess.)