Software Sessions

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Summary

Courtland Allen talks about the technical details of building Indie Hackers

Show Notes

Courtland Allen is the founder of Indie Hackers, a community for people who want to start bootstrapped and profitable businesses. It was acquired by Stripe in 2017. 

We discuss:
  • Why a SPA was the wrong choice
  • Caching strategies
  • Using firebase and algolia
  • Fighting spam
  • Why he hasn't hired another engineer
  • Focusing on the right problems
  • Being a part of Stripe
Related Links:
Music by Crystal Cola: Orion

Visit the Software Sessions website for a full transcript of the episode.

What is Software Sessions?

Practical conversations about software development.