Introducing the Stack Report

I'm trying something new.

I'm going to do a monthly longer form piece on application development, operations, and the process (and business) of making software. You know the usual stuff.

If that sounds like something you want to read you can sign up here:

I'm going to do this as a subscription newsletter, at €5/month or €50/year, and see how that goes. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t, but I’m going to try it. I'm going to give it at least a year. First email will be end of the month. It should be fun.

You'll be supporting the writing of the newsletter itself, the other content I put online here and elsewhere, and indirectly the various open sourcing I do, so any subscriptions welcomed.

You can sign-up without paying anything. I'll send the occasional update email to free subscribers. Think lower-frequency than the blog here, but that's not really the point of the exercise. You won't get the longer form monthly pieces though: that's what you're subscribing for.

No doubt overkill for the three people that subscribe – Hello Mum! 👋 — but some technical points:

  • I think the €5/month link works fine from the Buttondown UI, but I don't seem to be able to link the €50/year payment link as well. If you want to use that it's there. 👈
  • I'm new to Buttondown. I think it Just Works™ if you're subscribed and then you use the payment link. If it doesn't, don't panic, we'll sort you out.
  • If you're in the EU, click the "I'm a business" option, and need a VAT invoice, let me know.

Let's see how it goes.