Here are my links for the last week:
- Infrastructure as Code is More Complicated than you ThinkAn excellent summary of often overlooked complexities coming with Infrastructure as Code. It is crucial to weigh them against automation advantages before building a custom Platform as a Service.
- How I’ve Attracted The First 500 Paid Users For My SaaS That Costs $5/mo
An inspiring story of an indie SaaS developer who shares how to build a stable income by making people happy
- I don't like making the best things.This article profoundly resonates with me. "My most authentic reason for making anything is that I am just a curious person."
- Junkyard Computing: Repurposing Discarded Smartphones to
Minimize CarbonA creative way of building a cheaper and more sustainable cloud. Minimizing carbon and e-waste is a bonus.
"Swarmlet is a self-hosted, open-source Platform as a Service that runs on any single server. It's mainly intended for use with multiple servers, a server cluster/swarm. Heavily inspired by Dokku."
This has the potential to lower costs and the entry barrier for indie developers who want to skip popular clouds and self-host their applications and websites.