November 3, 2019

Open Startup!

Miguel Piedrafita @m1guelpf

Sitesauce is now an Open Startup, which means its revenue, costs, analytics & usage data are public for anyone to see. It feels great to be able to give the community deeper insight into how things are going from the inside.

Visit our open page to learn more!

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    Interesting. What do you see as the advantages of doing this? I know the benefits of turning Transparency up to 11 (see GitLab), but usually not details of financials. Just goodwill, or something more tangible?

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      I was definitely inspired by Pieter Levels and Baremetrics' own open startups page. I think it's a great way to add more context to the story you're sharing with the world.

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        I think it's cool as a consumer looking at these data (for fun). But as an employee, instead of financial metrics, knowing salaries/equity of my coworker would be much more beneficial. *I hate how it's the employee against the company but it's also employee vs employee for no reason.

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          I'm the only one working on Sitesauce right now so (unless I misunderstood your comment) I don't think that's relevant for me right now :)

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            You're right :p
            Congrats on your paying customer!

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              Thank you!

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    Do you really need that expensive hosting? For where are you now I see cheaper options.

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      It's not an issue at the moment because it's covered by Google Cloud credits. Once I run out of those, I'll try to optimize my setup as much as possible.

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    How long did it take you to build a website generator and if you do not mind, what technology you used? I am in interested in creating a shopify like application for inventory management.

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      I'm actually not using a custom site generator but crawling and processing pages on-the-fly, so I don't think I can help you sorry

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        No worries. I was thinking about using a message broker to send a command to execute the process--something like rabbitmq. Then the process would be offloaded to a different application (written in rust Lang) and the script would use a template to generate the publicly accessible website.

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          Sounds like a great plan!

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    Congratulations Miguel!

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      Thank you Fajar!

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    Cool concept!

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