Category: Micro ISV

  • What Business Can Learn From Open Source

    Paul Grahm has written a terrific essay, “What Business Can Learn From Open Source”. He covers some great topics including productivity, employees, idea and business creation, and enjoyment (the most important of all).

  • Shareware Authors Survery

    Shareup Survey Project has the results of a shareware authors survery they revecently conducted. There is some good information on what percentage of people use registration services and which service they use. There’s also results for ad budgets, affiliate programs, and country of origin. The most interesting to me were the last two questions, age…

  • More from Wil Shipley

    Drunken Batman has a great interview on his Druken Blog with Wil Shipley and all things Delicious Monster. Wil is an interesting personality who has a great perspective on the software industry and is very willing to share his experiences gained by founding two incredibly successful software companies. Wil has also posted a followup to…

  • Cocoa Radio

    Podcasts have burst on to the scene and up until now I had not even tried one. With the update to iTunes, making it completely brain dead to subscribe to them and sync them with my iPod, I thought I would go hunting for something to try out. CocoaRadio brings the life of Cocoa developers…

  • Farmer’s Hours

    It’s amazing how much you can get done if you get up a couple of hours earlier than normal. I normally get up for my alter ego’s day job at around 7:00 am, take a shower, check my email, and head off to work by 7:45 am. Well, this morning I awoke at 5:30 am…

  • Watch Your Logs

    Don’t forget to regularly check your web server logs. This is how I discovered people were linking to me. Check your referral listings to see how people found your site — invaluable information. This stuff can help you optimize your site, see what search engines are finding you, what your most popular (and unpopular) content…

  • Getting More Readers

    Ian Landsman, owner of the MicroISV UserScape and developer of HelpSpot has some nice words about this blog. Thanks Ian for the plug (actually two of them right in one day)! Ian Jones, owner of IMiJ Software and developer of CaseDetective for FogBugz also mentions me on his blog. Dimitris Giannitsaros (rapidsignal.com) who is developing…

  • How to Succeed Writing Mac Software

    Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster and The Omni Group fame has posted some slides from his “How to Succeed Writing Mac Software” presentation given to students at this year’s Apple WWDC — a very inspiring set of slides with plenty of humor and some sound advice. I especially like the slide that compares the life…