Rather rely on yourself and what you have or will have built (aka. be the master of your empire🏰)
rather use your own server setup and controll/manage your linux server yourself then relying on a provider who eventually fucks it up (without you having the opportunity fix the issue or even knowing what’s going on)
Doesn’t like AWS – to complicated
deploys fast using above described techstack by adjusting existing nginx.conf file (from past project) and uploading it for new project
„SSH-ing into a server is definitely superior to a web panel.“
knows that he’s probably not following best practices – but(!) actually ships products❗
„doesn’t really matter how people do things“ -> „It’s really about what you’re best, quickest and most comfortable with.“❗
Work Ethic + Project and Time Management
doesn’t think of himself as a programmer (rather creator and maker)
focus on one project at a time
after finishing one project respectively before starting a new project: automate the past projects to run without much maintenance
impressive knowledge about and ability to explain macro- and micro-economic topics (financial market, inflation, …)
Does explicitly recommend not to spend time and money for an MBA
Regarding Pieter Levels
Is nomadlist still working with vanilla code (HTML/CSS, JS, jQuery, PHP)?
Where/How did you learn to code?
When did you start to learn coding?
Why do so many people with an MBA recommend not to get an MBA?🤔
Is it potentially hard for people with an MBA to recognize the gap between their huge economic knowledge compared to that of other people?
Regarding Tech Stack
Why do people use so many frameworks? Is it an excuse to be mediocre in actual programming? Why use frameworks if great projects like nomadlist are build on vanilla code?
Seems to align with @adamchainz’s suggestion of resource where author advocates opinion that one shouldn’t learn the „API language and approach to solve problems which are prescribed by frameworks“ (like Django) – but rather master vanilla code to be able to solve everything yourself (and to stay creative eventually)!
Why do people learn frameworks if impressive projects like nomadlist don’t even use a database (but json files instead) and uses vanilla code (HTML/CSS, JS, jQuery, PHP)?
Does it even make sense to use Python for web development if we can build incredibly creative and innovative projects like nomadlist and hoodmaps with vanilla code (HTML/CSS, JS, jQuery, PHP)?
Are Node.js, PHP and Django all options to build backends for web applications?
aha experience / confirmation
If plain vanilla code is able to make a website and profit like Nomadlist, than we may rather focus on vanilla then learning the prescribed way which frameworks dictate…🤔