What it's like to be a dev in Iran  ↦

As William Gibson says, “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”

We cannot visit media websites like BBC, Fox News or VOA, social media websites like Twitter or Facebook, messengers like Telegram, WeChat, Kik or SnapChat, or services like YouTube, and —you may not believe— but even some SourceForge subdomains!

How do devs in Iran survive? Proxies and VPNs, mostly. This is an eye-opening read if you (like me) have only ever written software from an unencumbered internet connection.


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