Articles covering a range of subjects including LMS software, e-Learning guides & techniques, and an in-depth look at the trials and tribulations of running a small, self-funded software as a service business.
15 Sep 2015
Whether it’s a brand new website, or just a new version of an existing site, I find going live is a lot like getting dressed in the morning - I’m probably gonna forget something. Over the last 10 or so years of website development I’ve gotten pretty good at making things live without issue, and developed a sort of mental check list of things to do before going live. I thought I’d share my check list here, and of course if you have anything you think I should add, leave a comment at the end of the listicle.
08 Sep 2015
It seems these days that a fancy animated intro video is a vital part of any startup's home page. After all, intro videos a great way to tell your story, and quickly show people what your company does. Thankfully you don't need to pay a specialist animation studio upwards of $10,000 to jump on this bandwagon. In fact I'm going to show you how I was able to create this intro video for BugMuncher myself, for less than $200.
01 Sep 2015
BugMuncher makes use of Selenium to create accurate screenshots in over 500 different browser / operating system combinations. The problem I (and many Selenium users) face is that the drivers for selenium are not consistent in how they take screenshots. Most browser drivers in Selenium take a screenshot of the entire webpage, but version 2 of the Chrome driver, as well as the Safari driver only take screenshots of the viewport.
04 Aug 2015
This was one of the most common feature requests I would receive for BugMuncher - the ability to describe each individual highlight, rather than just have one description for the whole feedback report. This was always something I wanted to implement, and has been on my mind for long time.
13 Jul 2015
I’ll start with the obvious: Why would you want to conditionally disable database sessions in Ruby on Rails 3? It’s a problem I’ve faced with BugMuncher for a long time, but for a different reason than most. The most common reason people want this is to stop sessions being created for web crawlers (bots). Here’s a couple of people having this issue - this person and this one too.
01 Jul 2014
Firstly, an apology - It’s been a little while since I last posted here, I’ve got a nice long list of forthcoming blog posts, but had no time to write them.
11 Dec 2013
It’s a question as old as the SaaS business model itself - Should you require customers to enter their credit card details in order to sign up for a free trial?
10 Dec 2013
I love a good paradox, and I think the title of this blog post definitely qualifies. I’ve just pushed a change live that reduces wait time when using BugMuncher by up to a minute, without actually making anything on the back end quicker.