Watching Laracon EU 2015 Jeffrey Ways’s presentation, just for fun, I started a list of all the stuff I’ve gone through in the last 3 years as a night-time full-stack developer:
Overwhelming! Plus, I know I just scratched the surface of most of the list items. Do you share my feelings?
When I pretend to play the full-stack role I tend to forget that I come from the server side and that I’m slowly trying to develop my skills in the client side.
During the 9am to 7pm slot I’m a COO, so programming is something I have to manage early in the morning and late in the evening. Fortunately my software platform is running pretty smoothly, we can handle with one person a volume of transactions that requires something like 10 peaople to our competitors, I’m close to deploy a new release with major improvements and we are finally approaching the day I’ve planned to build a development team around me.
I was willing to prove our business idea is scalable and worth investing, plus, being a new business model, there was no literature nor market experience around to buy. So I took the DIY route. And this route condemned me to try to become a full-stack developer.
As at today our platform has been used only as a company internal tool. The plan is to let our suppliers and customers use it in a SaaS self-service fashion and this will require some major work on the UI side and on the security and testing aspects.
I’m truly looking forward to hire the first two team members that I’m sure will teach me a lot on both the server and the client side of my web app. And, of course, I’m open for suggestions.