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When Real-Time Web Meets Moving Objects

By Laknath Semage

The web has made quite a few hops from where it started. Of course, you can't step in the same river twice, but if we extend that metaphor, the web has become a raging flood rather than a river. Our online invoicing service Hiveage belongs to an older generation of the web, flowing quietly and serenely. Today’s web is much more active, real-time and expressive. Media API, WebSockets, and Web Workers are only the tip of this expressiveness and activity.

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Security vs. Flexibility in Remote Working Startups

By Laknath Semage

The flexibility of working from home—or anywhere in the world, for that matter—is a luxury that small companies can offer, but which larger companies often find difficult to accommodate because of their scale. This flexibility comes with its own challenge, however—managing the security of company resources.

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Hiveage, now with PayPal Pro

By Laknath Semage

We have seen many changes in the online payment industry during the five years of CurdBee. As we were preparing for the private Beta launch of Hiveage, we wanted to get a better idea of what our users expected from the new app, which prompted us to run a survey of online payment gateways. PayPal Payments Pro was easily the most popular choice. Today, we introduce PayPal Pro to Hiveage.

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Survey Results, and Stripe UK

By Laknath Semage

Last week we asked our users to help us prioritize our new payment gateway integrations, and the results are now in. This is how we'll be planning future feature additions to CurdBee 2.0 too: a public roadmap developed together with the people who use the app. In other news, we have integrated Stripe UK to CurdBee.

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Meeting Asia

By Laknath Semage

Last week Sameera and I attended the RedDot Ruby Conference in Singapore. As a microcosm of Asia, Singapore is a wonderful place to get to know people from all parts of the continent and beyond. We were pleasantly surprised to see the large Ruby community in Singapore.

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Payvee for CurdBee

By Laknath Semage

Many CurdBee users don’t know about us, Vesess, the company behind the app. We don’t mind that – the app has its own identity and brand after all. Problems arose, however, when they got confused upon seeing an unknown VESESS INC. on their credit card statements, and worse, seeing the state as Nevada. To address this issue, we recently launched Payvee.com.

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