• Deciding what goes into your microISV product by Jan Goyvaerts http://www.just-great-software.com Last month I had the pleasure of meeting Bob Walsh at the European Software Conference. The evening after the conference, a bunch of us had dinner at a Mexican-Italian eatery near the Dom in Cologne. During our conversation, Bob mentioned that EditPad Pro has been his favorite text editor for quite […] One response December 6, 2007
  • links for 2007-11-22 Escape from Cubicle Nation: Excellent reading for those paralyzed by fear of leaving their job A good pointer from Pamela for anyone holding back from pulling the trigger (tags: microISV) MicroPlace, an eBay Company: Make an investment, help relieve global poverty. Another kind of micro approach – this one sponsored by one of the giants […] Bob Walsh One response November 22, 2007
  • A checklist for your microISV site. Here’s a good starter list for making sure your microISV web site has the basics down in terms of ease of use: Scientific Web Design: 23 Actionable Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies Again, nothing startling in this list, but if your site is breaking any of these best-practices, you’d better have a good reason why. Here’s […] One response November 14, 2007
  • links for 2007-11-13 All Day Laptop Battery Life—for Under $200 « Web Worker Daily The perfect holiday gift for the developer in your life! (tags: laptops, gifts) How to Use Google Analytics for Beginners – Mahalo A concise and to the point step-by-step guide to setting up and using Google Analytics. (tags: analytics HowTo) Kick Off Your Daily […] Bob Walsh No responses November 13, 2007
  • Personal branding – turning developers into entrepreneurs by Dan Schawbel http://www.danschawbel.com/ Who said that developers can’t be entrepreneurs? Well in a web 2.0, they are given the chance and opportunity to be that CEO. In a web 1.0 world, developers were slaves to corporations enlisting their services to sell products to customers, become profitable and then update those same products for the […] One response November 12, 2007
  • Truer words never spoken I caught the kick off conference call of the Personal Branding Summit this morning and I’m glad I recommended it here yesterday: some really good insightful discussion about building a brand for individuals and small companies. Best quote of the session in my opinion goes to Andy Sernovitz: “Without a brand, you have to sell […] 3 responses November 8, 2007
  • Another microISV blog worth reading Here’s another (select) microISV blog to add to your reader: Software by Rob. Rob Walling is both a .NET microISVer (DotNetInvoice) and a consultant (The Numa Group), so he gets both how hard it is currently to bootstrap a startup and do software development. Now if I can only get him share where he go […] 2 responses November 8, 2007
  • 26 Branding Seminars free Nov. 8th. Branding is something microISVs should know a lot more about. My friend Pamela Slim (Escape from Cubicle Nation) just clued me in on what sounds like a great free resource for microISVs: My buddy Jason Alba from JibberJobber has organized a pretty cool free learning event tomorrow, entitled Personal Branding Summit. Details are here. It […] One response November 7, 2007
  • The secret formula of microISV success. A programmer friend of mine emailed me a few days ago with a frustration I’ve heard often: The projects I can think of working on are rather generic (and probably the low-hanging fruits): File backup/restore, information storage/retrieval, money management… I can’t seem to figure out how to find more “niche” problems. What can I do […] One response October 31, 2007
  • links for 2007-10-23 Good News, Bad News about Facebook Application Market: Long Tail Rules Of 5,000 Facebook apps, 87% of the usage goes to only 84 applications. If you’re thinking about doing a Facebook app, it would be well worth your time to look at those 84 apps. (tags: 47hats, facebook, longtail) Startups at Berkeley – ST@B Cal […] Bob Walsh No responses October 23, 2007