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If a system is to serve the creative spirit, it must be entirely comprehensible to a single individual. The point here is that the human potential manifests itself in individuals. (Alan Kay, 2001. Design Principles Behind SmallTalk.)

What is "Creative Spirit Tech" about?

As many do, I also make some exploration of tech topics, that are of interest to me. I created this space to share this exploration.

What is the question you are exploring now?

Here it is:

How can a single individual develop, maintain and operate software in the long run, using the mainstream tech of the day?

Why bother with this question?

Being able to create and operate software in the long run, with minimal resources has many benefits (use your imagination).

What do you mean by a "single individual"?

It means that one person should be able to handle the cognitive complexity of all technical aspects of the software.

In oder words, it should be realistic for a single programmer to work with the whole tech stack. For e.g. a web app it could encompass e.g os - to web server - to app - to deployment - to evolving.

"Single individual" does not imply that it should really always be only one (and the same) person doing it.

You are a single individual exploring this. You can't possibly be playing with too many kinds of apps! So what do you have?

I'm currently exploring web apps.

What aspects of the web app should be comprehesible and doable by a single person?

The aspects include, among others, the following:

What architectural or design principles could be extracted from the constrains we set (e.g. comprehensible by a single person, running long term, etc, etc)?

I'd suggest these for a start:

What tech stack options are you exploring?

What is your method of exploration?

It's certainly includes some amount of reading and thinking. But I envision it to also include a set of (FOSS) projects, that anyone interested could use as they wish:

Show me some code

A simple example could be the code for this very site. Please check the blog post about it.