27 Sep 2016
It was a hell of a week, but I managed to complete my self-set programming challenge. Total time spent on the challenge was 32.25 hours, which may not seem like much, but considering I still had to complete the normal day-to-day running of BugMuncher tasks, and I don't buy in to the whole you must work 80 hour weeks to be successful bullshit, it was a pretty full on week of programming.
26 Sep 2016
Maybe I was starting feel the strain of pushing out all these API integrations in quick succession, but fuck Basecamp. Seriously, fuck it. Right in the ear. I had high hopes of Basecamp, after all, it was created by the same people who created Ruby on Rails, and I love Ruby on Rails.
21 Sep 2016
I finished yesterday's post saying that I knew the MailChimp would take a lot of work. This prediction had nothing to do with MailChimp's API, it was because the MailChimp integration is very different to all the rest I've built so far.
20 Sep 2016
The Internet is littered with the corpses of SaaS startups that were eaten by their own business model. On the face of it, the freemium approach just doesn't make sense - when the majority of your users aren't paying for your service, you're going to need a lot of cash to burn in order to subsidise the free users.
19 Sep 2016
After a false start last week, today I finally began my programming challenge. Today's integration was Asana, one of the most requested integrations. It wasn't quite as quick and easy as Slack, but I was able to finish the Asana integration in one day, here's how that day went.
12 Sep 2016
Last month I ended by saying that it felt like I was at a turning point, as maintaining 10% average month on month growth was only going to get harder, maths (or math, to my trans-Atlantic readers) is a cruel mistress. I was also feeling confident though, the new version was finally live, and I was able to put time into marketing again.
09 Sep 2016
A couple of weeks ago I finally caved to peer pressure and tried Slack. Much to my surprise, it turned out to be a really great way of avoiding work, and sending cat gifs to people. Also you can use it for meaningful communication, or something.
30 Aug 2016
Thomas Edison famously once said "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work", and I can relate. With the exception of my freelance developer days, BugMuncher is my first successful venture. The truth is, I've been trying (and failing) to get some kind of business/side project/get-rich-eventually scheme off the ground for over 12 years.