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Taylor Otwell: the business of Laravel in 2022

<p><a href="">Taylor Otwell</a>, is the founder of <a href="">Laravel</a>, a programming framework for PHP. But he's also one of the most successful indie SaaS operators I know. In this episode we discuss:</p><ul> <li>0:30 – Taylor is changing how he hires and manages people at Laravel</li> <li>6:01 – How Taylor is finding new employees to work on Forge, Vapor, and his other products</li> <li>7:34 – The Laravel ecosystem has incubated incredible talent: <a href="">Miguel Piedrafita</a>, <a href="">Caleb Porzio</a>, <a href="">Adam Wathan</a>, <a href="">Aaron Francis</a>, <a href="">Jack Ellis</a>...</li> <li>10:03 – More and more indie SaaS apps are being built in Laravel</li> <li>10:48 – When is the next Laracon conference?</li> <li>13:11 – Taylor Otwell has the classic bootstrap success story</li> <li>14:28 – Laravel has been running too lean</li> <li>17:00 – What's it like to work as a developer at Laravel? (pair programming)</li> <li>18:33 – How Taylor does product development</li> <li>22:08 – "I haven't told anyone this yet, but I actually considered selling Laravel this past year." Here's why Taylor decided not to sell.</li> <li>26:30 – How do you deal with internet fame, and being a "known person?" </li> <li>28:59 – Dealing with haters on Twitter</li> <li>31:50 – What is the future of web development, and the full-stack developer? What is the future of Ruby on Rails and Laravel?</li> <li>35:53 – Building excitement around PHP and Laravel with young people.</li> <li>42:13 – What inspires kids to get into programming? When it's fun, easy, accessible. This is why so many people started with Hypercard, Microsoft Access, PHP, Adobe Flash...</li> </ul><p><b>What should we talk about next?</b></p><ul> <li>Twitter:<strong> </strong><a href="">@buildyoursaas</a>, <a href="">@mijustin</a>, <a href="">@jonbuda</a>, <a href="">@jsonpearl</a>, and <a href="">@helenryles</a> </li> <li>Leave a review/comment <a href="">on Podchaser</a>; it's like Reddit, but for podcasts.</li> <li>Email us: [email protected]</li> </ul><p><b>Thanks to our monthly supporters:</b></p><ol> <li>Jason Charnes</li> <li>Mitchell Davis from <a href=""></a> </li> <li>Marcel Fahle, ​​<a href=""></a> </li> <li>Alex Payne</li> <li>Bill Condo</li> <li>Anton Zorin from <a href=""></a> </li> <li>Mitch</li> <li>Harris Kenny, <a href="">Intro CRM podcast</a> </li> <li>Oleg Kulyk</li> <li>Ethan Gunderson</li> <li>Chris Willow</li> <li>Ward Sandler, <a href="">Memberspace</a> </li> <li>Russell Brown, <a href=""></a> </li> <li>Noah Prail</li> <li>Colin Gray</li> <li>Austin Loveless</li> <li>Michael Sitver</li> <li>Paul Jarvis and Jack Ellis, <a href="">Fathom</a> </li> <li>Dan Buda</li> <li>Darby Frey</li> <li>Brad from Canada</li> <li>Adam DuVander</li> <li>Dave Giunta (JOOnta)</li> <li>Kyle Fox <a href=""></a> </li> </ol><br><p><em>Want to start a programming podcast on Transistor? Justin has a special coupon for you: get 15% off your first year of hosting: </em><a href=""><em></em></a></p><strong> <a href="" rel="payment" title="★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★">★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★</a> </strong>
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