Jorge

Any recommendation for an inexpensive headless CMS?

Ghost is solid, especially if you want the front-end written for you. I wrote a post recently about how to hook it up to a $5 Digital Ocean Droplet: https://blog.stephsmith.io/setting-up-blog-with-ghost-and-digital-ocean-droplet/. With Ghost you can design your own themes as well, however I haven't tried that.

If you want a truly headless CMS, I tried Butter (https://buttercms.com). They have good docs and really easy to set up (or at least it was with Node).

Ang J

What are 5 self-development books you recommend?

  1. The Power of Habit (or Atomic Habits is apparently also good but I haven't read it)
  2. Algorithms to Live By (best book I've read in a long time)
  3. Man's Search for Meaning
  4. Give and Take
  5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***

If you're interested in more books in the p-dev area, I recommend more here: https://stephsmith.io/books

Marc KΓΆhlbrugge

What are some things you wish you started paying earlier for?

100% good tech. I spent years w a laptop people called β€œthe brick” that wasted so much time and when I finally bought a Mac, my productivity went through the roof. Good headphones that don’t break every other month. A kindle that lets me read easily anywhere and is light af, and syncs easily with Readwise so my highlights are easily on my comp.

Also SIM cards w data everywhere, even if it’s just a short trip.