B2C, B2B, B2G: what about us B2Developer Startups?

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You’ve heard the adage that doctors make the worst patients? Well, software developers can be a hard market to sell software to. That’s why I’m especially pleased to announce a new StartupToDo.com Scholarship just for those startups building and selling the tools we all need to build our products. Code Complete Software, which markets and […]

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MicroISV Digest 07/31/2010

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Community News: Russell Thackston, Auburn University microISV Research Alliance, has kicked off the 2010 microISV Pain Point Survey, and if you’re a microISV you should definitely take this survey now: Get exclusive access to anonymized survey results. Get a company profile listed on our participants page (optional). Get a link to your microISV site from […]

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The pain is gone!…

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…from calculating what time it is across multiple time zones, thanks EveryTimeZone.com by Amy Hoy and Thomas Fuchs. Besides being a dead-easy way to figure out what time will work for a Skype conference call with three people in three different time zones, it’s: a) A very cool HTML5 example pointed out by John Allsopp in […]

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How can you not do this?

Just got an online training offer from SitePoint – the awesome Australian IT powerhouse: “The course costs just $9.95 and includes eight lessons containing a mix of videos, mini articles, and exercises, as well as two live Q&A sessions where you can ask questions of John directly. You’ll also gain access to a private forum where you can […]

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Flipboard Find of the week

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Here’s my Flipboard Find of the Week (something worthwhile Flipboard brought to my attention that would have otherwise been lost in the social media noise): Power Friending: Demystifying Social Media to Grow Your Business by Amber Mac. I grabbed the Kindle sample to my iPad, read that, just ordered the full book and am looking […]

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Breakthroughs

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Everything is always the same – until it isn’t. This week, there’s been two new products – one slammed by demand, the other in alpha – that for all their faults change what at least I thought was possible for software to do. These are breakthroughs – these are things that until you see them, […]

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How to be a successful iPhone developer

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I came across this YouTube video of Brian Greenstone from Pangea Software talking about how his company made $1.5 million on a two-week port of a Mac OS game over in the comments of my online friend Andy Brice’s blog. Andy’s post concerned the media reality distortion field cast over the iPhone, rightly pointing out […]

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MicroISV Digest 07/19/2010

Community News: Mike Stokes, HelpBurner, has released version 1 of this documentation/tutorial making tool. Have a look at this post about it, especially the comments. Sam Howley and his partner at OakFocus.net, have released CustomerCradle, a web based subscription service for small businesses to record and report on where their potential customers come from and how […]

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Now I know I’m in the wrong neighborhood…

Just came across a tweet by Rapportive’s Martin Kleppmann about this cool Google Map. So what are the geeky – and therefore desirable – parts of your city?

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Why I keep doing what I do.

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Got this email (reprinted with permission) from Mike Stokes in New Zealand yesterday on my birthday (yes, I am now version 5.3): Hi Bob, As a fan of your writings for years (and especially your books, which I still refer to), you are the first person I wanted to run our new software past. And, […]

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