I'm changing my writing intervals from dailies to more irregular (but at least once a week) entries. You might have already noticed that that the header title links changed a bit. This change is caused mostly by me not being able to justify the writing of not so trivial text while being quite busy and wanting to spend more time with my family.
I've been thinking for a few days about the "service deployment" landscape. I really like render.com, but it's still young and lacks some features - such as API. I would need the API to do custom multi-tenant customer deployments.
Then we have DigitalOcean. I'm also a big fan. It has many utility services and a nice API. For scalable deployments, one would need to have a custom implementation, or use Kubernetes.
What I want is Heroku style or render.com like deployments, where you have a predefined simple config file, a useful CLI, and flexible API. And all of that would come with simple / relatively cheap pricing and right UX/UI administration panel.
So I think someone should create "this" PaaS offering on DO. Maybe me?
Saying you want to "learn to code" just to get into a tech company is like saying, "I want to learn how to lay bricks" when you're interested in becoming a real estate developer.
You don't need to learn to code. You need to understand how it all fits together.
Instead of learning how to punch "developer" jargon into a wall of green text, we should be teaching our kids how to be creative, how to use low-code or no-code tools.
In 1900, 40% of the population was involved in farming. Today it's 1%. "Coding" is becoming modern-day farming.
Just so I'm clear - being a computer science guy or/and a software engineer is much more than "coding", it is to study and to learn how to build a plane, and a "coder" in this analogy is an airplane pilot.
I thought to myself - "oh, how much I love you" when I was putting my children to sleep. After a few more thoughts about my children, my mind drifted to my school days.
I was attending a catholic gymnasium. One of the core advice in Christianity is "love others as you love yourself". Now, similarly, the current guru "advice" trend is to say - help others and value to you will come later (probably back in multiples).
So, what I'm trying to convey is that if you are religious and you are doing good things, if you are able "to love others as you love yourself" - please share your acts publicly.
The good deeds will come back and will help you a lot later. Plus, since you are "apparently a good" person, you will be able to spread even more "goodness" in the world. It is a "++" game.