... and how early user feedback is a life saver!
After talking with some potential customers, I realized that the problem I had and I was sure a lot of other people have, is not actually that popular.
As an indie developer that is a full stack developer at his day job and is comfortable with all stages of product development (frontend, backend, devops), I always like to have total control over the applications I deploy, but I really hated lacking observability over what I deploy: enabling logging, monitoring and alerts for a few Docker containers for a new project I was working on was not worth the hassle, but I still hated not having them.
So I wanted to create a platform to fix exactly these issues: deploy Docker containers with logging, monitoring and alerts. I thought there are a lot of people out there wanting that.
What I wanted for Amethyst Platform to become was to be an alternative for Kubernetes. I kind of despise the complexity of Kubernetes and the fact that it has a pretty steep learning curve and a lot of moving parts that need to be managed together to get something useful. I thought more people were like me and wanted an alternative to the big giant that is growing quickly year by year.
But I was wrong. I sent some emails to a few indie hackers, and some of them were kind enough to reply and offer me very valuable information:
These being said, I am pivoting Amethyst Platform to something new, in another direction.
If you made it this far, let me think what you think!