Pricing a SaaS app is hard

Pricing a SaaS app is hard

Pricing a SaaS app is hard. Really hard. My flagship product Teascript launched with a subscription-based pricing model in 2007. This was primarily due to a limitation in the payment system I was integrating with. I did a bit of “market research” before settling on $19 per year for unlimited use of the app. … Continue reading

Nomadic programming (part 2)

Nomadic programming (part 2)

It’s time to re-visit nomadic programming. Read part 1 to get caught up. nomad [noh-mad]: (1) a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route or circuit according to the state of the … Continue reading

2015 goals (part 2)

I met with Susan Hand last week to convert my incredibly long list of goals for 2015 into an actionable plan. By the end of the hour, I had a spreadsheet categorizing my goals into 3 main areas: Consulting (currently my core business) Programs/Products (things that will replace my consulting income eventually) … Continue reading

2015 goals (part 1)

I established some general goals for 2015 in my 2014 annual review, however I’ve since become convicted about being more specific about these goals and describing them in a bit more detail. Fortunately, my friend Susan Hand is a project manager and has graciously offered to donate some of her time this … Continue reading

7 days to kick sugar

I’ve been pondering what my goals in 2015 should be. There are many things I want to accomplish this year. I plan on writing about them next week. But this week I want to highlight a product I began working on over Christmas break. It’s called 7 Days to Kick … Continue reading

2014 in review

I’m always trying to develop better habits in my life. But sometimes it’s hard to determine which new technique will give the most benefit for the least investment. Often it’s helpful to learn from what others are doing. Take Nathan Barry and Brennan Dunn for example. Both of these guys … Continue reading

Muut for Octopress

Muut (formerly Moot) is a lightweight, customizable commenting system. Octopress is a static blogging framework built on Jekyll. Mix the two and you have a delicious recipe enabling visitors to comment on static blog posts without having to resort to a database. My Octopress plugin makes this integration super easy. … Continue reading

Slides from my API talk

Thanks to everyone who turned out for my API talk at the Triangle Ruby Brigade. I wasn’t expecting such a large crowd and the resulting Q&A was really good. It was interesting hearing how other developers are using APIs in their projects, and what problems they are encountering and solving. … Continue reading