…Laravel and come up with transaction names; our mechanisms follow directly from what Patrick has done with his Laravel extension.
If you're using the In-Touch and do not need custom transaction names, then you can disable that extension. If you do need custom transaction names, just leave it enabled and we'll do the right thing. (Note: you'll see a log message warning you of the overlapping implementations.) extension
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I'm Patrick McKenzie (and often go by patio11 online). I started the world's least ambitious software business in 2006, and it took over my professional life.
Every year I publish my stats and my thoughts on what worked well and not. Other folks tell me it has helped them, and the act of putting words to virtual paper helps me think through things — since I'm a one-man shop this post is the closest thing to strategic planning that ever happens. Here are the writeups for 2006 …
…FutureStack about some of the internal tools they built to improve employee connections and amplify's unique work approach.
Here is the video of Patrick and's hilarious yet insightful talk from FutureStack. Enjoy!
So how do you start a Lean Startup practice where you actually work? Patrick, Eric, and Brant all talked, in response to audience questions, about the importance of individual actors within corporations deciding to, as Patrick put it, "be subversive."
Brant: Changing the culture is what's needed and it's hard and it takes time. And so I think if you're a person inside of an organization that is ready for this type of stuff, the first thing you should do is …
Patrick: I share's emphasis on leadership, but I think you gotta try the sandwich approach -- grassroots from the bottom and an aggressive leader from the top. Ideally, this kind of organizational change covers the entire spectrum of the business.
Our webcast with Brant, Patrick and Register today to join hundreds of people attending, and bring your questions for the live .is October 8 at PT.
If you're thinking of bringing Lean Startup…
[ Patrick notes : If you sell software, information, or consulting services, take a look at ConvertKit. I started using it recently for one of my businesses. It bakes a lot of acquired smarts into an email marketing workflow tool.]
Nathan Barry : Thanks for having me.
Patrick : Thanks very much for being here. I think we're probably going to be talking about info products today, primarily. Let's ask the obvious question first. Do you like the term "info product"? …
Patrick : only for some apps
Drogus : for interactive apps, not for static apps that need to be indexed by Google
Andrzej : for all the apps
Adam : we need better tools on the backend in order to have a better developer experience
Piotr : Andrzej, would you write wikipedia as a SPA?
Andrzej : Yes.
Adam : What about SEO?
Andrzej : It's a myth that SPAs are not indexable. Google has an official document for that. It is additional work.
Patrick : …
The Lean Entrepreneur is useful whether you're seasoned in lean thinking or you've never heard of it.
There are great examples from real startups including Kissmetrics, Sharethrough, Hubspot, 500 Startups, TaskRabbit , and the book explains all the key terms, techniques and strategies you should know: life cycle adoption curve, pivot, vanity metric, product-market fit, …
…Hermanni " Understanding & Purpose " Hyytiälä, Patrick " Variety & Resilience " Steyaert and Jabe " Learning Together " Bloom. David " Leadership " Anderson has on multiple occasions actively encouraged me to pursue lines of thought or language even when they seemed to be in conflict with his. And if you tweeted, left a comment, posted on kanbandev or Google+ or in any other way encouraged me to explain myself better, …
Patrick suggested that Apple buy Twitter to beef up their cloud services offering, but I fail to see how an acqui-hire of the company that made something called a "Fail whale" part of pop-culture lexicon is going to offer much of an improvement. For a company with billions of dollars in cash, they should be able to back up a few proverbial dumptrucks of money to the most talented web and online services people in the world.
If I didn't make my living on iOS, I'd be giving …