Developer Notes: Mor.ph and Five Runs

Morph Labs and FiveRuns Partner Mor.ph is a scalable cloud-computing deployment “Platform as a Service (PaaS) ” with features like backups, distributed processing, and 99.9% reliability built-in. FiveRuns “provides simple and affordable products for monitoring Rails applications and their supporting infrastructure.” I have used both companies’ products and services and am excited to see they … Continue reading Developer Notes: Mor.ph and Five Runs

Developer Notes: NetBeans, ScreenFlow, and Viddler

NetBeans Started using NetBeans for development this week. So far, so good. Things I have found useful: Inline, real-time syntax error checking (no more missing ‘end’ statements or misspelled keywords at test or runtime – catch them while typing and in the ‘flow’ instead). Code completion, including model attributes (was that attribute name “mac_enabled” or … Continue reading Developer Notes: NetBeans, ScreenFlow, and Viddler

This week in PlaybookIQ – NetBeans, Viddler, Screenflow, Export Lists, Live Search, Flexible CSV Import

Here is a summary of PlaybookIQ updates this week. List Export PlaybookIQ users can search by any contact field, by tag, and by combination of tags. The search results can then be exported as a csv file. This is a powerful way to create lists for email or postcard mailing providers such as Vertical Response. … Continue reading This week in PlaybookIQ – NetBeans, Viddler, Screenflow, Export Lists, Live Search, Flexible CSV Import

This week in PlaybookIQ – Export Lists, Live Search, Flexible CSV Import

Here is a summary of PlaybookIQ updates this week. List Export PlaybookIQ users can search by any contact field, by tag, and by combination of tags. The search results can then be exported as a csv file. This is a powerful way to create lists for email or postcard mailing providers such as Vertical Response. … Continue reading This week in PlaybookIQ – Export Lists, Live Search, Flexible CSV Import

This week in PlaybookIQ [SSL, search enhancements, Lighthouse, Twitter, Mor.ph]

Enhancement: Search results Management of PlaybookIQ search results got some attention and enhancements this week. Details at the product blog. SSL for All! We added SSL to all accounts, even the 30 day free trials. Blogged here. Lighthouse and Github Moved the product’s repository to Github and our milestones and issue tracking to Lighthouse. Highly … Continue reading This week in PlaybookIQ [SSL, search enhancements, Lighthouse, Twitter, Mor.ph]

This week in PlaybookIQ

As we continue to improve our products we added two new features to our small business CRM software, PlaybookIQ this week. Message Templates A consistent company image and messages to customers and prospects is an important part of your customer relationship and marketing efforts. PlaybookIQ now supports this aspect with Message Templates. Use message templates … Continue reading This week in PlaybookIQ

37signals going rich?

Is 37signals jumping on the rich web site and rich applications bandwagon? With a wholesale redesign of their website in the works, and based on some recent 37signals blog “posts”: we can predict that rich product websites will be in the mix. This should not be surprising were it not for ….

Done with Simple

I am done with “simple”. I say that even considering previous posts here about the virtues of simplicity, my enjoyment of books such as The Laws of Simplicity and Simplexity, and my respect for companies such as 37signals and Google (two companies commonly included in case studies on software simplicity). The word “simple” has several … Continue reading Done with Simple