Building a web application as a solo developer ain’t easy. There are an insane amount of things that need to be done and an almost unimaginable amount of decisions that need to be made…but it’s possible.

I wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on some of the things that I’ve learnt along the way:

  • selecting the right technologies
  • setting up consistent development environment
  • using unix/linux tools effectively
  • building a deployment pipeline
  • architecting the app
  • building a scaleable infrastructure
  • testing, linting, logging, debugging
  • securing components
  • scripting and automation
  • setting up server side and client side analytics

If you are a solo developer / small team just starting out on your building journey, feel free to get in touch tell me a bit about yourself. All these things are very fresh in my mind right now, and I am available for consulting gigs! Investing a bit of time and money now might save you weeks if not months of headaches later down the line.