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Discussion on: When have you done something you thought was "simple" that has impressed a client or stakeholder?

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Walid

Once a rare record seller friend asked me how his competition were aware of records he put for sale on discogs within minutes. After trying to explain that they probably hired an offshore crew of developers to build a scraper. Talk was evolving into explaining how it all works.
I set out to explaining by showing, and within hours he had a simple UI to enter record IDs, and would receive an SMS within 5 minutes of a record being available on discogs.

source code here if anyone is interested: github.com/walidvb/discogs-revolution