December 30, 2019

Starting a series of "behind-the-scenes" posts

jki

While I'm working on VGF (https://www.producthunt.com/upcoming/very-good-finances), I am going to write about everything that I work on.

Eventually, there should be a nice progression from the initial development tasks, to more sales/marketing/support tasks.

I just finished the first of these. The topic is "designing the model for tracking a budget". It's technical (but hopefully not too technical. I want it to be accessible to non-developers as well).

If that sounds interesting, you can check it out here:

https://blog.dev.verygoodfinances.com/post/2019-29-12-speccing-out-the-budget-model/

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    I enjoyed that. I'm more data, less OO-code person, but I could follow it clearly.
    In the past I've put up a blog post on technical details behind a project - my reasoning was that it might establish some credibility with potential tech-savvy users. I have no idea if that works or not :-) Is that your reasoning behind this?

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      Thanks for the feedback 🙌

      I think establishing tech credibility is a really good reason for doing write-ups. In my case, it's not the reason, though, since I'm not building a tool for other developers. Also, I hope these posts would gradually shift more and more to less technical aspects of the work.

      I don't really have a clear reason apart from serendipity. Part of it is, I want to put myself outside of my comfort zone, and work in public, just to try something different. And part of it is accountability. The more I publicly talk about working on VGF, the more committed to the project I become, and the less likely to abandon it before I've seen it through.

      Does that make sense?

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      Documentation.