Has Opinions 18: Building a Laravel CI App

Chris and Daniel discuss seeing Hamilton, the end of Game of Thrones, and side project updates.

Chris shares more details about Chipper CI and the process of building a continuous integration app focused on Laravel.

Daniel shares about updating Shop Plugins to a new ecommerce WordPress theme and doing SEO content updates.

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Has Opinions 17: We back

Chris and Daniel return after a few month hiatus with updates and more opinions!

Chris talks about shutting down back ops and a new project in the works Chipper CI.

Daniel gives some updates on his projects.

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Has Opinions 16: 2018 Wrap Up and 2019 Goals

In the last episode of 2018 Chris and Daniel talk about how 2018 went and some goals for 2019.

Daniel mentions his book podcast: The Book Alliance.

In 2019 Chris wants to get back to putting out free content. He also wants to work more on https://backops.app/

Daniel wants to “default to action”, keep going on buildszn.com, and ship more.

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Has Opinions 15: Project Updates!

Chris and Daniel talk about how Black Friday sales went and give updates on their side projects.

Chris gave an update on mysqlbackups.tv and previews backops.app

Daniel gave an update on #BUILDSZN and how sales went for shopplugins.com. Daniel also talks about a marketing audit report he got from Get Ellipsis.

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Has Opinions 14: Holidays for Developers

Today Chris and Daniel talk about what it’s like around the holidays when you’re a developer.

How do you have a good holiday as a developer?

Deploy code the day before a holiday? No!

Code freeze a week before a holiday? Yes!

Chris gave an update on mysqlbackups.tv

Daniel gave an update on #BUILDSZN

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Has Opinions 13: How do you choose what to project to work on?

Today Chris and Daniel talk about the process of choosing which product idea to work on next.

When choosing an idea to work on for a side hustle what is the best way to choose an idea?

Daniel saw this tweet by Justin Sainton and responded with his answer:

Go with whichever sounds more fun and that you can get fast traction
on. Get something in front of people with money fast.

In the podcast Chris and Daniel talk about how they keep track of ideas, and how they choose the next idea that will get worked on.

Daniel just read Pieter Levels’ book Make that has a section describing how Pieter chooses ideas to work on.

Daniel started streaming on Twitch for #buildszn and found this OBS tutorial very helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2HzbY8E4yQ

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Has Opinions 12: Building Houses and Businesses. #BUILDSZN is now!

Today Chris and Daniel talk about more home stuff. Chris is getting some remodeling done and Daniel is building a house.

Chris shares a humorous story about his time living in an apartment.

After discussing all of these home expenses we ask “How do we pay for this stuff?”

Is the answer “build an app”? Or maybe start a business outside of digital like a landscaping business? We discuss the thought process of choosing ideas to pursue and the process of executing on those ideas.

  • What do you do with business ideas you have?
  • Have you considered buying an existing business?
  • Have you thought about copying another business idea

Daniel announces #BUILDSZN which is a short and focused time of learning and building a saas. This is like a self-funded, self-directed startup incubator where success is defined by just doing it.

Chris updates on mysqlbackups.tv. He’s about 20 videos in to building his info product. He’s now working with a video editor and setting up a drip email campaign for new student courses.

We finish the episode talking about Jon and Justin’s Build your Saas podcast. Jon, Daniel is sorry he called you “Jeff”.

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Has Opinions 11: Should you go to that tech conference?

Today Chris and Daniel talk about tech conferences and our opinions about them.

Daniel was a presenter at a free online conference before recording the podcast. So both Daniel and Chris share about the first conference they went to, traveling to conferences, and going to conferences with and without family members.

Chris made progress on mysqlbackups.tv this week and Daniel launched a new plugin at shopplugins.com.

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Has Opinions 10: Andrey Butov from Bootstrapped.fm

Today Chris and Daniel chat with Andrey Butov from bootstrapped.fm!

Andrey is the owner and developer at Antair. We talk about shipping apps, side projects, weightlifting, life with kids, and ignoring the iPhone 😱.

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Has Opinions 9: Hardware Bonanza

Today Chris and Daniel give updates on the week and talk about the hardware we use to do our remote jobs.

Daily Drive

Mobile Setup

  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • Apple iPhone X

Audio Gear

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