24 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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By sarah of the evolving ultrasaurus 1 month ago.
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Jason and I fell into a weekly pattern that we made up. We decided to send weekly metrics to our working group and the dev team. We tried to ship every couple of weeks, but more often we did other activities that had an impact on software usage — social media, emails to users, Jason put together a few online events. He did most of the UI mockups, and often we would tag-team design or collaborate on a whiteboard. I wrote some code, adding specific features or fixing bugs, but spent more …

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By Nate of Signal vs. Noise 1 month ago.
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One of the really fun aspects of illustrating for the new basecamp.com marketing site is getting assignments from Jamie, Jason, and Mig. One of my favorite briefs I got was "can you illustrate browser trouble?"

Upon getting art requests, I usually search to see if there's a standardized image for the concept. In this case I didn't find any imagery that rose to the level of iconic, or was particularly interesting or clear. I opted to start from scratch.

Hmmm, browser trouble ...

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On carpeaqua by Justin Williams 2 months ago.
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…emails over and over again. If there's an issue that requires my attention as the developer, Jason or Ash would escalate the ticket to me, but the vast majority could be handled as "tier 1" support. Since every Second Gear customer was a paying customer it was an expense that made sense.

With Glassboard, that dynamic has shifted as the vast majority of our users are free, non-paying customers. The ultimate goal is to convert a good chunk of these users into paying customers …

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By Z. of Signal vs. Noise 3 months ago.
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We've got something cooking and we could really use your help. Grab your recent Android device, Basecamp (not Classic) account, and join the beta .

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By Jason of A Programmer's Perspective 5 months ago.
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The module design pattern is a particularly popular design pattern used in JavaScript these days. The main reasons for its use are: "Private" variables via closure Global imports A simple example of a module design pattern implementation looks like this: (...)

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software 8 months ago.
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Happily, there are many ways to productize your relationships with customers or your expertise as a consultant.

[ Patrick notes : The transcript below has my commentary inserted like this, as usual.]

What you'll learn in this podcast:

Why vegetarians do not give great advice on pricing hotdogs, and Hacker News comments about the inadviability of selling information very rarely come from people with actual budget to buy information

Why having multiple packaging options (for example, …

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software 12 months ago.
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One of my favorite conferences every year is Microconf , because it focuses on small software businesses, which is where my heart and soul is businesswise. I know a lot of folks can't justify a trip out to Vegas (though you should really come in 2014 if you possibly can — 2013 is only a few days from me posting this and already quite sold out), so I always ask Rob and Mike (the organizers) for a copy of my video so I can produce a transcript and put it online. My 2012 talk …

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Back again almost 300 episodes later, Jason sits down with David Hansson ( DHH) of 37signals.

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1:00 Hey everybody! Today we have 37signals' David Heinemeier Hansson!

3:20 Launchedu.co conference information, email team@launch.co with questions

4:00 Sourcebits, begin your mobile app development journey

5:28 Sharefile, secure file transfer, built for business - use promo code TWIST for 30-day free

8:00 What's gone on in the last three years?

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By Obie Fernandez of Obie Fernandez over 1 year ago.
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…the site, so the margin is almost 100% profit. A perfect lifestyle business and the mailing list of customers that I'm building up is invaluable for marketing my other projects such as the monthly Consulting Masterclass and my new book about consulting .

Really proves out the value of selling your byproducts ! (Thanks Jason and 37signals for popularizing the concept!)

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On Litany Against Fear over 1 year ago.
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Thanks to Jason, David, and all of my coworkers at 37signals. I've learned an immense amount in the past year from everyone about how to make products that we are proud of. Thanks for answering my questions, being patient, and taking time out of your day to help me out.

Thanks to those who toil away at open source thanklessly and tirelessly. Your work does not go unnoticed. Thanks to those who work hard behind the scenes to make the impossible possible for thousands of open source consumers. …

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