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How to become a Jolt Award Finalist

I found this interesting article by Andrew Binstock on Larry O’Brien’s blog. It explains how the judges of the Jolt Award rate development tools and what vendors can do to make their products look better and easier to evaluate. This post, however, focuses...

Borland doesn’t sell Delphi after all

The news is out, Borland doesn’t sell Delphi to an independent investor after all, but separates the Developer Tools Group into a wholly-owned sub company of Borland called CodeGear. I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing for Delphi, but it’s...

Interview on Bitwise Magazine

Huw Collingbourne just started a new article series about starting your own software company in the Bitwise Magazine. Huw interviewed me and Jud Cole, founder of SOCK Software, as part of the series and asked us about our biggest business mistakes, software protection...

More about invoices (Yahoo Search Marketing)

Am I the only one really hating the Yahoo Search Marketing web interface with a passion? The Google Adwords interface is quite good, MSN’s interface is OK, but Yahoo’s web interface to configure search advertising is really really bad (and from the three...

Please fix your invoices!

I’m not sure what kind of regulations the different countries around the world have regarding accounting and invoices, but at least here in Germany we have quite strict rules on what information have to be included in an invoice (especially if they contain VAT...

Antivirus for your small software business

We were looking around for another antivirus solution in the last weeks. We have been using Symantec Antivirus Small Business Edition or whatever it’s called and we had to renew the subscription. This was a good time to look around for some alternatives, because...