Sustainable Development

"A bullet proof and zero fixed costs development and deployment approach. Improving developers efficientcy with wellbeing. "

A-OS develops full digital product environments using a lean minimal web-development approach. Strongly combining a reusable component driven framework with carefully selected partners that cover parts of a multi-faceted build pipeline. Deployed on a scaleable and low maintenance front and backend service with a Zero Cost benchmark.

🧟 The Frankenstack

Application Partners are chosen based on their alignment with the Zero Cost Development benchmark. Partners who don’t align with this benchmark will be phased out by inhouse products or replaced by other applications that do align with a single lifetime price model.

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Ghost

The world's most popular modern publishing platform for creating a new media platform. Used by Apple, OpenAI, and thousands more.

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FormCake

Collect submissions and trigger webhooks, emails, and other actions. Perfect for JAMStack, static, and API-driven websites.

Zapier

Zapier moves info between your web apps automatically, so you can focus on your most important work.

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Dynadot

A domain name registrars mission is to help customers register domain names and create websites simply and inexpensively.

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Rytr

Rytr is an AI writing assistant that helps you create high-quality content, in just a few seconds.

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Protonmail

ProtonMail is the world's largest secure email service, developed by CERN & MIT scientists, open source, protected by Swiss privacy law.

Build Standards

Application Partners are chosen based on their alignment with the Zero Cost Development benchmark. Partners who don’t align with this benchmark will be phased out by inhouse products or replaced by other applications that do align with a single lifetime price model.

Introducing Big Things Start Small

The focus of A-OS is on solo developers and small teams that are bootstrapping a digital product or service. While there is no one recipe that fits for every business model A-OS provides content empty structures to speed up development and reach a MVP that encompasses a modern development stack manageable for individuals.

Since the scope of a project depends on a unique idea making sure that building page components that are modular and reusable ensures the longevity of A-OS. This also creates the benefit that other upstream projects also can reap the rewards of better implementations as building blocks mature.

Setting new benchmarks based on insights from previous projects helped identifying the two most crucial project failures.

  • Time Management and Technical Debt
  • Financial Overhead

Project Management

A solo founder or small team only has a fixed amount of time available to work on bringing an idea to life, focusing on developing the unique project features is not only crucial for adoption but also keeps motivation by not wasting time on general infrastructure.

To address technical debt with the words of Ward Cunningham who is credited for coining the phrase and describes on how to factor this into a project.

A little debt speeds development so long as it is paid back promptly with a rewrite. Objects make the cost of this transaction tolerable. The danger occurs when the debt is not repaid. Every minute spent on not-quite-right code counts as interest on that debt. Entire engineering organizations can be brought to a stand-still under the debt load of an unconsolidated implementation, object-oriented or otherwise

I’m never in favor of writing code poorly, but I am in favor of writing code to reflect your current understanding of a problem, even if that understanding is partial

Zero Cost Development

Although most projects should focus on reaching a point of revenue as long as there is a financial burden associated with the operational cost this financial stake will have to be absorbed by the developer. By maintaining a zero cost development incentive a project technically could remain hosted forever mimicking elements of a decentralized application.

The zero sum cost model only has recently been achievable by relying on big tech companies and the ever decreasing price in hosting costs. The only remaining cost to a project in the current state of development are but will be reduced as far as possible*:

  • Domain Cost (Concept Phase)
  • Content API* (Marketing Phase)

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