VPS Showdown - June 2019 - DigitalOcean vs. Lightsail vs. Linode vs. UpCloud vs. Vultr

By Josh Sherman
11 min read
reviews
hosting
digitalocean
lightsail
linode
upcloud
vultr

Wow, pretty big news week for DigitalOcean last week, after some strongly worded accusations about ruining somebody’s business. If we learned anything, it’s that off-site backups are an absolute must, especially if you’re serving Fortune 500 companies and/or providing SLAs. Okay, now that I got that out of the way, […]

Slow and steady doesn't win the race

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
development
entrepreneurship
project management
time management

The moral of Aesop’s fable, The Tortoise and the Hare isn’t a terrible one, but I’m sick of seeing it cited as a way to justify slow developer output. There’s nothing wrong with being a slow developer, but saying that you’re slow because you’re writing stable code that’s entirely bug […]

Explaining vs. Communicating

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
developer etiquette
productivity
project management
time management

This isn’t a post about mansplaining or anything like that. I’m simply taking about explaining things instead of communicating them. In regard to project management, explanations tend to be a reactive act. Explanations are a way to justify why a project is behind. You could easily swap “explanations” for “excuses” […]