There are quite a few tools that are use to operate The Polyglot Developer. We recommend these tools to everyone and if you’re interested in giving them a shot, use any of the affiliate links provided and you’ll receive discounts or credits towards your purchase. The Polyglot Developer will also receive credit for your purchase, so everyone wins!
Digital Ocean is a virtual private server (VPS) host where you can host web servers among other things. They provide you with blazing fast virtual machines at affordable prices. The Polyglot Developer uses Digital Ocean because it offers the performance needed for the amount of traffic received.
Namecheap offers domain name hosting and SSL certificates for websites. They are cheap and have pretty good customer service which is rare in a lot of companies. The Polyglot Developer once used GoDaddy, but now uses Namecheap for domain name and SSL certificates.
Sendy is a tool The Polyglot Developer uses for building and maintaining its email list. Instead of paying a service such as Mailchimp or Aweber a large monthly fee to list build and send emails, Sendy is completely self hosted and uses Amazon’s Simple Email Service (SES) to send transactional emails. In other words, you pay Sendy an incredibly low one-time fee and Amazon a small fee for every email sent.
Trello is a free project management tool good for use on a team or independently. It works by allowing you to have columns of categories that you can assign cards to. These cards are most likely tasks to be moved between the columns which might represent statuses. Nic Raboy personally uses Trello for managing The Polyglot Developer and it has proven to be an invaluable resource for productivity.