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Archive for 2008

Ruby Advent

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Small Tweaks. Big differences.

We know most of you enjoy using CurdBee for your business' billing needs. Being a small team from Sri Lanka, we're always spiffed to see a tool we built to scratch our itch helps thousands of others across the globe. Of course, we also love listening to you and and adding new features. As we push out this new update, here are some of the new bells and whistles you should be looking for.

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Rocking with Rails Rumble

We are back to the normal work routine after enjoying (a rather exhausting) run on Rails Rumble. The challenge was to build a web application from scratch using Ruby On Rails, within 48 hours. Though we are still grasshoppers when it comes to the web app arena, we thought the experience gained by participating in such a challenge would help us in the long run. Besides, we had several concepts lying in our idea wallet for sometime, and this sounded like the perfect opportunity to get the ball rolling. Generally, our ideas emerge from real life problems we have, and so we knew that implementing one of them would at least scratch our own itch, and perhaps help a few others like us. We decided early on that the project we start should be sustainable beyond the rumble.

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Lifehacked

Then, it happened. There was Lakshan doing his nightly twitter round before bed, when suddenly the hits started rolling in. Two hundred new accounts in less than an hour. Bookmarks on del.icio.us leading to more viral traffic. More hits, more sign ups. You guys were all over us.

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Global Billing

We launched CurdBee as a simple billing solution for SMEs and freelancers. Today, we take that goal to the next level. With this latest CurdBee update, we’re going global.

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The Bee

Today we are proud to announce the launch of our maiden product CurdBee. While regulars will know what it is, new readers will be pleased to find out that it’s a simple and efficient tool to bill your clients and get paid online.

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Vesessination

A couple of weekends ago, the Vesess team took a much needed breather, and headed out for a weekend away from work, email and reddit. As a team with a lot of virtual members, the time we get to spend together in meatspace is limited. Although we're used to always being in touch via email and IM, the weekend at Sigiriya was a chance for us to really engage each other IRL, and find out what makes each of us tick.

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People to People

As geeks, we've been using P2P software for years. Starting with Napster in 1999, and the plethora of different filesharing networks that followed, right up to torrents, which we all use and love today, we've seen the technology being used for a number of worthwhile causes. Thus, when Sean came to us with his plan to put it to use in the real world, we jumped at the chance.

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Free At Last

At Vesess, we've always prided ourselves on our commitment to Free Software. A quick glance through our projects will show you that much of our work is based around FOSS solutions like Wordpress, Drupal and MODx. Therefore, to us, this announcement we're making today is just another footfall in the right direction. For a while now, all Vesess production machines have been running GNU/Linux, and with the launch of Vesess v5, we are proud to say that it will be our platform of choice from now on.

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Number Five

Hello and welcome to another iteration of Vesess.com. We know we've been silent for a while, and we're sorry, we really are. However, no posts does not necessarily mean no work. Behind the scenes, our code monkeys have been working overtime. So, as Vesess v5 launches, we're also readying ourselves to release a brand spanking new project that'll roxor your soxors (or boxors, depending on your persuasion).

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