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.
ConvertKit is a tool The Polyglot Developer uses for building and maintaining its email list. ConvertKit is one of the best in the business because of its ability to create logic-based drip automations for email content. These automations are established based on how subscribers interact with the content being sent in an effort to boost engagement and convert leads.
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. We use Trello for managing The Polyglot Developer and it has proven to be an invaluable resource for productivity.
Sticker Mule is an awesome service for printing high quality stickers and other swag merchandise for branding and events. We use Sticker Mule for our stickers, drink coasters, magnets, and buttons, even though they offer quite a bit more.
Automate.io is a workflow automation service that can be used to react to trigger based events. For example, if someone signs up to your event (trigger), you could automatically add this person to your CRM (action) as well as your mailing list (action). While the use-cases extend beyond this, The Polyglot Developer uses the service to eliminate simple and repetitive tasks that consume time throughout the day.