My Fourth Year as a Bootstrapped Founder
February 1, 2022
Four years ago today, I quit my job as a developer at Google to create my own self-funded software business. This is a review of my fourth year and what I've learned so far about bootstrapping software businesses.
My Second Year as a Solo Developer
January 31, 2020
Two years ago, I quit my developer job at Google to build my own software business. A year later, I posted an update about my finances, happiness, and lessons learned. Today marks the end of my second full year, so it's time for another update.
My First Year as a Solo Developer
February 1, 2019
Exactly one year ago, I quit my job at Google, so it's time to reflect on how the decision has affected my finances, lifestyle, and happiness.
How I Tricked Myself into Shipping Too Late
September 11, 2018
I've heard dozens of stories of founders failing because they shipped too late. It seemed like an easy fate to avoid until I made the same mistake.
Resurrecting a Dead Library: Part Three - Rehabilitation
August 20, 2018
How I used safe techniques to refactor a legacy codebase and minimize the risk of regressions
Resurrecting a Dead Library: Part Two - Stabilization
August 6, 2018
Using Docker to get a legacy library under test in continuous integration
Resurrecting a Dead Library: Part One - Resuscitation
July 24, 2018
The story of how I got an old library up and running again and used it to build a new business