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Doom & Gloom or the break-through year for SaaS, the Cloud & Social Software?

Alastair Mitchell JSooooooooo, with all the talk of recession, economic crisis and the global meltdown of markets I thought it would be good to see what the world looks like from our side of the fence. And along the way share some of the things we at Huddle have been thinking about with many of the other early stage companies we know both here in the UK and further afield. So what are the recession effects on startups?

This time, we mean business

Zuzanna Pasierbinska-Wilson Just in case you haven’t heard: “girls don’t want to just have fun”. They want to do business as well and Huddle’s just become a part of ‘We Mean Business’ conference targeted at the female business owners. Just in case you haven’t heard: “girls don’t want to just have fun”. They want to do business as well and Huddle’s just become a part of ‘We Mean Business’ conference targeted at the female business owners.

FOTE vs FOWA or Dilbert vs Fonzie

Zuzanna Pasierbinska-Wilson Having two founders is better than having just one. Having two founders who I’m not afraid to let loose on an unsuspecting conference audience is even better. At FOTE 2008 (Future of Technology in Education) organised by ULCC, Alastair spoke about social collaboration for staff and students. Just a week later, Andy presented his thoughts on how to prosper outside Silicon Valley at a session at the Future of Web Apps (FOWA) put up by Carsonified.

On scalability, part II – NServiceBus and Asynchronous Services

Bob Gregory HELP! I’m think I’m becoming an architect Caveat Lector: turns out I’m WRONG again. The following is mostly correct, but I’m not sure the Distributor will do what I want it to do. I’m examining my options, but don’t go away thinking this is gospel truth, because it’s not. Nor’s the gospel, for that matter, but that’s a longer subject.

Huddle’s BrightOne

Zuzanna Pasierbinska-Wilson At Huddle, we like PR people. We especially like those who send us cool intros, invite us to events and let us give them ‘pizza demos’. We really love those who want to put their pitches where their mouth is and do something for the greater good. Enter BrightOne. Frustrated, dare we say angry, that very few charities and social enterprises can afford the Max Clifford treatment, BrightOne launched an industry initiative to fix the current state of affairs.

Huddle Blog Creating a culture of Quality (part III of … more than III)

Bob Gregory An eager mind enquires: “I’d be interested to know how you go about the all-office bug hunt, i.e. how long you tell people to spend, what the test scripts look like, etc”. O HAI GUISE. There’re several points to cover here, so you get a blog post all to yourselves – partly because it saves me having to think of a subject, but mostly because you bought me lunch. If anyone else out there wants to buy me lunch, I’ll happily write you a blog post as well – hell, I’ll go as far as oral if you take me somewhere nice. I like Thai food.

The Evolution of a Team

Andy McLoughlin Someone recently tweeted about a company only being as good as its team. Sounds obvious, right? I’ve worked in a few places where for historical, political or some other reason the assembled team was never quite up to scratch. [If I used to work with you and you’re reading this, i’m not talking about you, honest.

Discussion boards launched!

Jon Landau We’re pleased to announce that Discussion boards have now been launched in Huddle – these provide you a chance to start forum-style discussions with your teams with a wide range of uses from collaborative conversations, notices, announcements, link sharing or problem solving. You will see the new Discussions tab appear at the top of the page next to Tasks so go and have a look!

Why we won’t drop IE6 support any time soon

Bob Gregory I keep an eye on what those guys at 37 Signals are up to. Basecamp is the most visible competitor to Huddle, they’re the Goliath to our David and, from a programmer’s perspective, they’ve been aided in their growth by the very public hype over Ruby on Rails. Ruby on Rails is, when all is said and done, the reason that we poor Microsoft saps now get to play with shiny tech like the ASP.Net Model-View-Controller Framework. Thanks guys!. Davide Calvo – our User eXperience guru Davide Calvo – our UX guru
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