I had a lot of plans for the last month. But it came differently. Instead of improving the overall user experience of this site and introducing new offers to work with me, I had to migrate this site to a new technical platform.
After a few stressful weeks, it looks like everything is working fine. I even had some time to create the new Work With Me page and I’m almost ready to open the registration for a new online training class at the end of this month. But more about that later.
New hosting with a new platform
So far, I’ve been using a proprietary, WordPress-based platform to host this blog, the free Thoughts on Java Library and all courses. There were a lot of things I liked about it but it also had some issues. I wanted to stay for another year before I made a decision about the migration.
But as so often, it came differently. The hosting company announced a strategic change for their platform. And while I think that was a great move for that company, I don’t think it’s a good fit for this site. I had just paid my annual hosting fee and I had to decide if I:
- Stay with that platform for another year even so I expect it to move in the wrong direction or
- use the remaining 2.5 weeks of my refund period to find a new hosting company, build a new platform and migrate everything.
As you might guess, I took the second option and I think it was the right choice. It took a while but there were no huge issues during the migration, and everything should be fine.
Which means that I’m not aware of any issue. If you find something, please let me know.
New ways to work with me
OK, it’s time to tell you about something new. Since I quit my day job, I got several questions about long- and short-term consulting.
I don’t want to join any development teams on-site to implement a project. That’s most often not very efficient. You already have a great team that’s familiar with all the challenges, and that’s capable of solving them.
But I understand that you might need some help with certain problems. That’s why I offer to help your team as a coach to overcome current obstacles by providing additional expertise and discussing different solutions.
If that sounds like something your team would benefit from, you should have a look at the 2 new offers I present on the Work With Me page. You can hire me for a consulting call in which we work on your current problem. Or I can join your team as a coach and help you on an ongoing basis.
Whatever fits your needs, I’m looking forward to work with you.