Recently I decided to give up on my side project — a jobs aggregator for remote react developers. I worked on it for a month and a half and invested 41 hours of work into it. Could I validate the idea faster? Let’s find out.

The Problem and Existing Solutions


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Recently I had to update and refactor authentication logic in Increaser app. …


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Why Adding Feature Voting Board

Increaser always had my contacts somewhere on the about page, and some customers did reach out to me with ideas from time to time. One year after the release, I decided to add a…


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In the story, I will explain how I moved all my posts from Medium to Gatsby website so that you could do the same in less time.

Why Did I Move Everything From Medium

My first post appeared on Medium back…


A more appealing, readable, and up-to-date version of this story is available on my personal blog.

The Problem of Talking With Customers

When you are building a product, it is crucial to talk to customers — to understand their problems, what did they use before finding your app, and how does it help them. To ask…


While reading this book, I wrote down the main concepts from it. They can be useful for you if just finished listening audiobook or want to refresh knowledge.

other books key concepts

Introduction

In this day and age, if you are not equipped to manage distractions, your brain will be manipulated by time-wasting diversions.

The…


While reading this book, I wrote down the main concepts from it. They can be useful for you if just finished listening audiobook or want to refresh knowledge.

other books key concepts

Introduction

Bad customer conversations aren’t just useless. Worse, they convince you that you’re on the right path. …


While reading this book, I wrote down the main concepts from it. They can be useful for you if just finished listening audiobook or want to refresh knowledge.

INTRODUCTION

Yes, breathing in different patterns really can influence our body weight and overall health. Yes, how we breathe really does affect the…


While reading this book, I wrote down the main concepts from it. They can be useful for you if just finished listening audiobook or want to refresh knowledge.

other books key concepts

1. EVERY DAY IS GROUND HOG DAY

TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME

The creative life is not linear. It’s not a straight line from point A to point B. It’s more like a loop…


Recently I’ve read the book “Obviously Awesome” by April Dunford. In this story, I would try to apply knowledge from this book to my app — Increaser.

Weak positioning leaves a trail — the signs are there if you know where to look.

  • Only 1% of registered users buy a…

Rodion Chachura

Software engineer, creator of increaser.org. More at geekrodion.com

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