Tech Stack7th April '19
In the past, I've chosen to invest time in my virtual private server. For almost two years, I relied on a variety of open-source alternatives to popular services, including Wekan over Trello and Keycloak over other OAuth options. I also experimented with using Kubernetes to do this, but ran into some issues. Docker became a domain I had much better knowledge of and control over. Though in principle I strongly believe in owning your platform, I'm now hosting with Netlify.
I originally made that decision to save myself from firefighting during university and will continue to use them while I am seeking a job. I may try to return to self-hosted alternatives for services I use in the meantime. I'll be writing more about this on my blog.