Atlassian Hipchat is a Private Group Chat and IM Service. It allows you to communicate within rooms, get build status notifications, send files, use on any device and much more.
For almost a year now I’ve been testing a Yubikey hard token. Basically, it’s USB-key that adds strong two factor authentication to the process of logging in to my computer. You can check out my previous blog post on exploring hard tokens and the need for better identity management.
Atlassian Confluence is adding more and more features to improve the user experience and to position Confluence as the collaboration platform of choice.
Delivering a software project is often easier than delivering a software product. A project can be made to run on your own server, or at a customer site. You still have a chance to tweak at installation time. A product is shipped and when it is out of your hands it has to work for somebody else. No chance to cheat here.
Successful software requires more than just good programming. Next to a good idea to start with, you need marketing, sales etc. But that is not where I am going today. The thing you need most is patience.
When selecting a product, you probably have a list of must haves / nice to haves. There is one thing that we always consider when selecting a product: How quickly can we move away from it.