Tenantee: An Open-Source Management Tool for Landlords - Elixir Meetup #18 by Curiosum
Discover this unique project's challenges, solutions, and exciting features that aim to revolutionize property management.
Meet the Speaker: Zvonimir Rudinski
A Passionate Developer
Zvonimir Rudinski, a technical lead at Noubis with over a decade of experience in software development, took the stage at Elixir Meetup #18. Passionate about programming, gardening, and cooking, Zvonimir's enthusiasm for problem-solving shines through his work. His presentation on Tenantee, a tool designed to assist landlords, was filled with insights and practical advice.
Tenantee is a free and open-source management tool for landlords designed to ease their burden while managing properties. Built with Phoenix, Elixir, Redis, and Postgres, it aims to unify property management into a single platform. From tracking rents to managing tenants, Tenantee offers a comprehensive solution for landlords.
Developing an open-source project like Tenantee comes with challenges, such as selecting the right tech stack. Zvonimir shares his experience of initially choosing React and the lessons learned from that decision. He emphasizes the importance of having everything in one code base and the difficulties of dealing with separate technologies.
A Tour of Tenantee
Features and Functionality
Zvonimir provides a live demo of Tenantee, showcasing features like property and tenant management, rent calculation, overdue rent tracking, and more. He also highlights plans, including tax management, communication channels, and historical data tracking. The demo reveals the user-friendly interface and the thoughtful design that caters to landlords' needs.
Grateful for the contributions from his co-workers and others, Zvonimir encourages more participation in the project. He emphasizes the importance of good developer experience and well-defined processes in open-source development. The community's involvement is vital to the growth and success of Tenantee, and Zvonimir's gratitude is evident.
Insights and Suggestions
The Q&A session explores data storage solutions, potential plugins, and the possibility of supporting different databases. Zvonimir's insights provide valuable guidance for anyone interested in open-source development. He discusses the challenges of implementing various DBS and the practicality of using adapters for data storage solutions.
Tenantee represents a significant step towards simplifying property management for landlords. Its open-source nature invites collaboration and innovation, reflecting the spirit of the Elixir community. The project's potential to grow and adapt to the needs of landlords worldwide makes it a promising venture in the world of property management.
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