Starting & Sustaining
About the Show
Starting & Sustaining originally began as a book and spreadsheet created to help people start software businesses. That evolved into candid discussions with people involved in software businesses in one way or another.
Focused primarily on the trials and tribulations of launching and running a software business, Starting & Sustaining attempts to break down the hurdles to help you build and launch your own software business with less pain and fewer mistakes.
Peldi, Founder of Balsamiq
December 26th, 2016
36 mins 7 secs
Business, balsamiq, plugins, saas, support
Peldi originally set out to create a wireframing plugin for Jira but ultimately ended up creating a tiny empire of wireframing tools via plugins, downloadable software, and more recently SaaS.
Pat Allan, Creator of Thinking Sphinx and Flying Sphinx
December 24th, 2016
32 mins 42 secs
Business, flying sphinx, open source, software, sphinx, support, thinking sphinx
Pat Allan is the maintainer of the Thinking Sphinx Ruby gem that interfaces with the Sphinx search engine. He has since turned that into a side business with the Flying Sphinx Heroku Add-on.
Anthony Eden, Founder of DNSimple
December 22nd, 2016
33 mins 35 secs
Business, dns, dnsimple, domains, fraud, infrastructure, saas
Anthony Eden talks about building and running DNSimple, dealing with fraud, and how exhausting it can be running an infrastructure product at times.