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Ymir Report #71 ā€” Maintenance and upgrades

Published 2 months agoĀ ā€¢Ā 1 min read

Heya friend!

Carl here. You signed up to receive updates about Ymir, the WordPress serverless DevOps platform that Iā€™m building.


INTRO

Hey there!

It's been a few weeks since my last update. My time in Japan wasn't as productive as I'd hoped it to be. The time zone wasn't friendly to me this time around and I wasn't able to get into a good work groove.Because of that, I mainly focused on consulting work and had nothing to share related to Ymir.

I did manage to get some work done towards the end of my time there. Most of it focused on maintenance work. The frontend got some much needed love. I'll talk more about it in the product section.

Otherwise, business is stable.


PRODUCT

You can always view the history of Ymir's product development at https://ymirapp.com/changelog.

Most of the product work done this month was around maintenance of the Ymir code base. I've done a lot of consulting work where product owners don't do this work, and I have to come in and clean everything up. I want to stay on top of it so that doesn't happen. (Also my product is my garden so I can do what I want šŸ˜‡)

The largest and most time-consuming upgrade was Livewire 3. Livewire 3 was a complete rewrite of Livewire. A lot of stuff broke. I'm thankful for my test suite for finding everything. šŸ™Œ

I upgraded Ymir to Laravel 11. Fun fact, Ymir started as a Laravel 6 application. So this is my fifth upgrade. I do them every major release.

I also did some frontend upgrades. Mostly just making sure Tailwind is up to date. I added some linting tools to help clean up the frontend code.

These upgrades made the frontend feel a lot snappier. I still could do some more performance optimization there. But mainly I wanted to get to a point where I could release frontend changes at a faster pace. This is where I want to focus most of my energy over the coming months.


MARKETING

I wasn't able to get in touch with Ryan in the last month. So no progress on the case study. I hope to get that done soon.


BUSINESS

You can always view Ymir's up-to-date business metrics at ymirapp.com/open. They're updated every 10 minutes.

Small growth this month. But I'd say the business is stable at the moment.

I'm still working on closing my first enterprise customer. I hope this can happen in the next month. They'd have a cool case study for Ymir as well, which is exciting!

Carl

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