April 30, 2021

Simple Plan to Get Started [41/365]

To get ready for my new adventure, there are a few elements I need some clarification upon. I’ll start the list here for reference. Who do I want to serve ? I want to serve the people who want to grow, have a full time job and don’t necessarily find the time to practice the craft they want to learn. They read books, tutorials, and watch videos, but getting started can be quite hard because you have to choose what you would be doing without knowing if that is the right thing. Read more

April 19, 2021

Am I Solving a Problem [30/365]

With Requeme, my goal is to create a way to go from forms to direct commands or workflow for the receiver of the form. That means that you get directly what you need to do, and not just the list of items that the other person sent your way. However, I should have started with an actual problem that I observed. I can always find an issue for which this solution kind of applies, but that feels like trying to fit a problem to the solution. Read more

March 29, 2021

Validating or Building [9/365]

Validating an idea is usually said to be the first step you should take in creating a business. You need to see whether it will actually work before you start building it, so that you are not wasting any time. On the other hand, there is an other movement, where you build a lot of little MVPs, and see what sticks, as explained for example it the Make Book by Pieter Levels. Read more

October 19, 2020

Bringing DevOps to IndieHacking

I love the IndieHacking movement, and I noticed that there are people saying that they just edit their files on their servers, and that’s how they deploy their application. If some say it, they’re not the only ones to do it. Since I’m an SRE by day, I’m wondering if there would not be a way to bring some of the methods of my work to the world of IndieHacking. Read more

June 17, 2020

A new beginning

It all started for me with this tweet, where I announce that I am starting this new project: Needed a small project to really start creating. Making this title card product is a great introduction, as the core functionality should not be too complicated (at first at least), and it will let me learn how to implement authentication and payment. — Marin Gilles (@mrngilles) June 12, 2020 I’ve given up on my last project because I could not see how to implement the authentication part. Read more

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