A couple of weeks ago I asked how much we should charge for our software. There were some really good responses in the comments, in particular Andy Brice‘s link to the Joel on Software forums (which I’m now devotedly following). My takeaway was: You can probably charge more than you think. You should ask your […]
Just a quick reminder to anyone who wants to enter the Resolver One Challenge – the first round closes at midnight tonight, so there’s only 9 hours left for you to submit your spreadsheet if you want to win the first round’s $2,000 prize (and thus be entered for the overall $15,000 prize).
Deciding how much you should charge for a piece of computer software is really really difficult. Even testing a given answer is hard. You can vary the price and watch your sales, but that can only tell you so much — how do you control for other factors? You can look at your competitors, but […]
We’ve produced a lot of interesting spreadsheets in-house at Resolver Systems — some of which I’ve blogged about here — but we’re really keen to see what everyone else is doing with Resolver One. So we’re running a competition: every month for the next five months, we’re asking people to send us interesting stuff that […]
phpBB is a fantastic bulletin board system. We use it at Resolver Systems for our forums, and it does a great job. However, we’re a Python shop, so we prefer to do our serious web development — for example, the login system that allows our paying customers to download fully-featured unlocked versions of our software […]
You can’t rely on people’s response to your advertising to manage your product — but as one of many inputs, perhaps it could be valuable. Can part of the product management role be taken over by aggregating data from carefully-targeted Google AdWords campaigns? There have been some interesting recent discussions on the topic of product […]
Excellent news from my friend and colleague William — he’s released version 0.7 of our Ironclad project, a library that allows you to use the useful C extensions that have been written for CPython (Python’s reference implementation) from within IronPython (Microsoft’s version for .NET – the version we use at Resolver Systems). William has many […]
It’s all change at Resolver Systems. When we founded the company at the end of 2005, Robert, Patrick and I wanted to produce a new kind of spreadsheet. It would be something that would be bought by individuals within a company, using their company credit cards, and would gain market share slowly but surely, by […]