Last year I started bootstrapping my own product business and the year went quite well - I released a free ebook for members of my mailing list and started working on my first paid book a few weeks ago.
I am quite excited about the book and I think it will be a great read for a lot of Rails developers who want to manage their own Rails server (if you are interested, here is the book’s landing page: http://www.relativkreativ.at/products/rails_operations_for_bootstrappers - though it’s a little outdated and will be reworked soon because I published it before I started working on the book).
However, my number one goal for this year is growing my mailing list. Even though my list gains new subscribers slowly but regularly, I have always found it hard to track down my core audience online.
A lot of questions related to Rails operations can be found on stackoverflow.com, serverfault.com and in DigitalOcean’s community but I am wondering if anyone knows other places where people hang out sharing their knowledge and asking questions about Rails operations (provisioning servers, deploying applications and generally running in production). Any clues?
Thanks a lot and all the best for the new year!