Dark is a solution for the toils of building backends. It’s about removing all the complexity and challenges of building software, all the surface area of Kubernetes and Serverless and AWS, etc. This problem hasn’t gone away since Dark started. If anything it has gotten worse: Serverless has joined Kubernetes as a technology with a massive and complex surface area.
If you use Firebase today, you’re not going to get Dark’s amazing trace-driven development, but you will get a fantastic built-in auth solution. With Dark you’d have to build that manually — and what’s the point of having all this complexity removed, only to have complexity added by having to roll your own auth solution?
TLDR, laying off the team and going to be building out more in public.