My name is Igor Springer. Due to Coronavirus I currently have day offs on every Friday. I decided to use that time to build something. Inspired by people sharing their products on pages like Indie Hackers and Product Hunt I started creating devcompass on 17th of April, 2020.
What is it about?
I am a sofware engineer. It is common for engineers to learn new languages, technologies and techniques on a daily basic. We try to use the best tool for a problem.
Every time I want to learn something new I need to spend some time looking for the best resources to gain new knowledge. I personally enjoy reading lengthy articles especially. Other developers may prefer other resources though. Books, tutorials or podcasts to name a few.
That is why I decided to become an indie hacker and collect the best resources in one place.
I would appreciate your help. To make devcompass the best place with the best resource can:
I would like to stay transparent about every aspect of devcompass.
- Ruby on Rails framework to build the application. I am a Rubist.
- Font Awesome to have compass as a logo.
- HTML5 UP to have ready-to-use HTML template.
- Freepik to have a nice vector graphic on the front page.
- Airtable to have ready-to-use forms and spreadsheets.
I do not earn any money right now. I have some ideas though.
- I would like every category (e.g. Ruby) to have its own patrons. A company becoming a patron could make its brand known across developers.
- For some resources using affiliate links may be possible.
- Companies may place job offers somewhere.
I decided to skip tracking users from the beginning. I can collect some basic statistics based on:
- number of requests,
- number of votes.
It should be enough for the time being. I respect your privacy.