A Scalable Solution to Ordering Data by Priority or Rank

Quest Henkart
7 min readNov 28, 2017
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It seems like such a simple request at first, “I want data to be ordered by rank or priority, and I want users to be able to re-order the data based on which is most important”. This is an extremely common scenario in app development. You will find this problem everywhere from Todo Lists and task management systems, to complex and specific use-cases. The solution might seem simple at first…