Here’s the tl;dr. End to end, if you’re fairly quick at setting up instances on whatever you use for cloud servers, then you can rip through all of this fairly quickly.
How easy would it be to kick over an egg-cup full of water? Pretty easy. We all know lots of people who could do that.
In a business team you might have a range of tasks that need doing, that for people with the right skills, are also of similar simplicity. And customers who are paying you, because of how effortlessly you can do that.
But what if all those egg-cups full of water are sitting at the top of a tall mountain? …
Many years ago, I used to mow grass for East Sussex County Council (ESCC). Not on the council’s patch though. We used to mow the grass of Hastings Borough Council, ESCC having won that work through a bidding process.
At the same time, while looking for new work to pitch for, I found a council in Hampshire looking for pretty much what we’d just built. It occurred to me that if one council could mow another’s grass, then why couldn’t one bid to help to build another’s website, using shared code as a starting point, generating a bit of a return on the city’s investment? …