Adam Wathan is a full-stack developer and entrepreneur. He shares everything he knows about making awesome software through articles, talks, screencasts, podcast, and courses.
The summer of 2020 marked four years of working full-time on his own business. He created a Twitter thread sharing the things he believed the most strongly about making a living as an independent maker.
Years In Review
Tailwind is an open-source utility-first CSS framework for rapidly building custom user interfaces. He made the decision to go full time on the project in early 2019.
He shared the complete journey at Tailwind CSS: From Side-Project Byproduct to Multi-Million Dollar Business.
KiteTail was a checkout-as-a-service SaaS app that Adam started working on in 2017. He never launched the app, but used what he’d learnt to create Tailwind.
He documented a lot of the journey of creating the product on YouTube.
He shared more about the process at What’s KiteTail?
Full Stack Radio
In 2014, he started Full Stack Radio — a podcast where he talks to people in the software industry about everything from user experience and product design to unit testing and system administration.
He shares his favourite podcast episodes at his website.
Refactoring to Collections
In 2016, he released his first digital product. The book taught PHP developers how to use functional programming ideas to write cleaner code.
He shared more about the product creation journey at The $61,392 Book Launch That Let Me Quit My Job.
Learn how to design beautiful user interfaces by yourself using specific tactics explained from a developer’s point-of-view.
- How to Make $2.5MM as a Solo Founder by Teaching What You Love with Adam Wathan at Indie Hackers. He also answered questions in the forum.
- Adam Wathan’s $100k product launch
- E9: Adam Wathan, Tailwind CSS at Code Story
- Nailing Your First Launch – Adam Wathan at MicroConf