• Taking a chance, looking for volunteers… As part of rebooting this blog, I’m starting a new feature where I review what works and what doesn’t at one micro-ISV’s web site each week. Kind of like this post, or the fun session I participated in at European ShareWare Conference 2006. I’ll be applying what I learned writing Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality, […] Bob Walsh No responses January 28, 2007
  • MyMicroISV gets some snap I’ve just added one new feature to MyMicroISV – Snap Previews. If you’ve not seen other sites that use Snap to show a thumbnail graphic of the URL you hover over, or your reading this in your RSS feeder, here’s what it looks like: I added Snap because: It let’s me preview the site and […] Bob Walsh No responses January 26, 2007
  • Micro-ISV business training from an expert I just noticed that Pamela Slim, Escape from Cubicle Nation, has teamed up with StartupNation.com to offer a three month weekly course: “10 Steps to starting a Business.” Pamela, besides being a really excellent blogger every exploited cube rat programmer should read, also runs a consulting firm (Ganas Consulting) helping people start break out of […] Bob Walsh No responses January 24, 2007
  • Do you have to write a business plan for your micro-ISV? The short answer, by way of Guy Kawasaki, is nope: The analysis revealed that there was no difference between the performance of new businesses launched with or without written business plans. The findings suggest that unless a would-be entrepreneur needs to raise substantial startup capital from institutional investors or business angels, there is no compelling […] Bob Walsh One response January 22, 2007
  • Objects in browser are smaller than they appear Eric Sink has fired off another totally engaging, funny and thought provoking post over at his blog. His point this time: don’t fall into the trap of thinking your world is the world. It’s not. This goes double when it comes to doing market research for a possible micro-ISV product: just because you read blogs […] Bob Walsh One response January 22, 2007
  • InnerWorkings’ Developer Learning Material on WPF By Brian Finnerty Director of Marketing, www.innerworkings.com I’ve read numerous articles, reports, and blogs on the promise of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) lately. Things got a little easier once I understood that WPF is a programming model for developers building rich Windows applications that incorporate UI, media, and documents. It took me some time to […] Bob Walsh No responses January 22, 2007
  • Doing a beta right By Bob Walsh Siddharta Govindaraj over at the Business of Software Forum is the latest but not the last micro-ISV to ask: How do I get beta testers? I’m sure over the course of the next few days there will lots of good advice there worth reading, but in the meantime, here’s my (short version) […] Bob Walsh No responses January 19, 2007
  • 8 minutes to loving WPF Lee Brimelow, a senior guy at frog design (yes, that frog design) has a 14 minute tutorial on using both Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft Expression Blend at the same time to create WPF applications. So what? He creates the guts of a video player that looks great, plays well and has realtime reflection of […] Bob Walsh 2 responses January 17, 2007
  • Hopefully, this feed is fixed… Thanks Michael, Eric and Stu for your quick help re my misbehaving feed! I think it’s now fixed and more importantly, so does FeedValidator.org: I used to use Notepad++ to scrub guest posts before posting, but it refuses to (as of when I last tried it) under Vista. So here’s 2 followup questions: Do you […] Bob Walsh One response January 17, 2007
  • help with this feed… I’ve gotten several reports their’s a problem with the feed from this site via Feedburner like this one from Andrew: I was trying to subscribe to your rss feed on mymicroisv.com through Firefox livebookmarks and through Thunderbird RSS reader. They both failed, telling that http://feeds.feedburner.com/MyMicro-isv is not valid RSS feed. I hope you’ll fix that. […] Bob Walsh 4 responses January 16, 2007