Show #4: Microsoft BizSpark and Balsamiq Mockups

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Show #4 of the Startup Success Podcast is out. This week we have an in-depth interview with Microsoft’s Larry Gregory on BizSpark, and I interview Peldi Guilizzoni the founder of Balsamiq Studios and creator of Balsamiq Mockups, a really cool Adobe AIR app that I and other startups have learned to love for mocking up […]

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Leave the Abstract to Art

by Sean Johnson According to the world’s brain (by which I mean Wikipedia in this case, not Google), abstraction in the context of computer programming is “to reduce and factor out details so that one can focus on a few concepts at a time.” I’ll explain how abstraction is so useful in software development with […]

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What President Obama means for microISVs

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This morning on the Business of Software forum someone started a thread “Obama won! Is his tax plan going to effect ISV? (sic) A lot of things were and will be said there, but one post by Steve McLeod who lives in Cologne, Germany caught my eye. He said about the U.S. election, in effect, […]

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MicroISV Digest

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The MicroISV Digest for the week ending November 3rd, 2008. (If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at bob.walsh@47hats.com with the word digest in the subject.) News and Announcements Thomas Holz (Easy2Sync) has started ISV Tube – new blog, collecting videos of interest to microISVs […]

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Moving Day.

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I’m in the process of moving 47hats to a new web host: I can’t afford to wait for Alentus to resolve its problems. Initially I’d plan to move to wordpress.com but there were 3 catches: The feed: While I can list any old feed I want as a link in the sidebar at wordpress.com, there’s […]

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Show #3: Microsoft Azure and accounting basics for microISVs

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Show #3 of the Startup Success Podcast is out: this week Pat and I focus on the news from the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference and I – and you – get a consultation on the core accounting/financial stuff you need to know for your startup or microISV from Mairtini NiDhomhnaill, Senior Vice President for the […]

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Which works better for a startup: a forum or a social network?

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ISV asked a really good question this morning over at the Business of Software forum: Would it be a good idea to consider using something like Ning instead of a forum? Anyone considered this? I think a lot depends on what you’re going to build a social network around, and how much time are you […]

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MicroISV Digest

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The MicroISV Digest for the week ending October 27th, 2008. (If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at bob.walsh@47hats.com with the word digest in the subject.) NOTE: due to repeated outages at the ISV for this site, I’m in the process of moving this blog […]

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Show #2 of the Startup Success Podcast is up.

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In our second show, Pat and I talk about JQuery that has jumped on both our radars, I interview Sanjay Bhatia, who founded Izenda a few years back and now runs a 20+ ISV and Pat and I have a couple tips for aspiring microISVs – especially those wondering when to quit their day jobs. […]

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MicroISV Digest

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The MicroISV Digest for the week ending October 20th, 2008. (If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at bob.walsh@47hats.com with the word digest in the subject.) News and Announcements Justin Magaram’s TimesUpKids, a parental control app for Windows XP/Vista, is limiting gameplaying whether they like […]

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