A bootstrapper's tech stack - what makes Thankbox tick
A look at the tech stack that makes a bootstrapped startup tick. From where it's hosted, to what framework it runs, to how it sends email.
The Laravel ecosystem is pretty great for bootstrappers.
Yeah, Laravel is very good
It really really is
Great article, I especially appreciated the parts about Laravel Forge & Laravel Nova. As someone that's never used PHP/Laravel before, this has intrigued me into wanting to try it out.
Laravel seems to increase productivity for most devs.
Interesting, I personally don't like the Laravel ecosystem but interesting to see what others do with it.
Nice! Thanks for sharing
Super helpful write-up. Thanks!
Interesting read, super practical. Love your opinion on GA. :)
@ValCanBuild - Great article! Do you not have a queue system? I've always ended up needing one for whatever I build.
Disclosure: I built Ralley 😅
Oh yeah, I use Laravel's own queue system via Horizon - another package they provide for auto scaling redis workers. Its pretty great.
Very well documented. I too use almost the same kind of Laravel tech stack for my side project (with a small difference - using livewire instead of Vue).
I am really of the opinion that Laravel needs to be explored by more of indiehacker community. It's a treasure drove of utilities, packages and above all fast learning curve!
I've decided to start blogging on my own site and this is my first entry. A mostly high level overview of the different components that make my startup tick. I love reading about how things work under the hood so it's only fitting I contribute my own learnings.
I think it's an informative read for all founders - even if you're not from a technical background.