Wow, Hoth has been entirely too quiet. We don't even have a New Year post! I'll take the blame for that if it will get us off the hook. Now, on to business...
2008 was busy year. We grew from a handful of employees into a full-time web application shipping yard, starting satellite offices in Huntsville, Alabama and Montevideo, Uruguay. We have continued the development of our flagship application, Lighthouse, lined up a steady base of client work, and started development on our new product, Tender. During this time we managed to maintain our other passion, developing open source software.
Recently on ENTP...
- We're inching closer to the official launch of our latest product, Tender. *coughVERYSOONcough*
- Trevor Squires publicly released Propane an OSX chat client for Campfire users (which rocks some serious socks off). Congrats Trevor!
- We have a Rails training event coming up in Atlanta. details coming soon.
- Jeremy McAnally was awarded as "Ruby’s Top Hitter in 2008" by Ruby Inside.
- Giles Bowkett was awarded the "Top Ruby Presenter of 2008" by Ruby Inside.
Season 1 summed up
A quick recap of 2008's open source work
- Justin Palmer releases GitNub, a Gitk-like application written in RubyCocoa that looks like it belongs on a Mac.
- ENTP and Engine Yard take Lighthouse to a new level, adding free Open Source projects to developers.
- Rick Olson and Justin Palmer release their Warehouse code on GitHub, a Git/Subversion browser and changeset viewer, under an Open Source license.
- Trevor Squires releases ack-tmbundle, the "Ack in Project" TextMate bundle.
- Rick Olson and Kyle Neath begin working on Calendar About Nothing. Check it out at http://calendaraboutnothing.com.
- Nicolás Sanguinetti releases integrity, the easy and fun Continuous Integration server.
- Evan Henshaw-Plath releases icalico, a social calendaring web app for conferences.
- Courtenay Gasking releases splam, a plugin which attempts to detect spam in comments and posts.
- Kyle Neath releases select-autocompleter, a MooTools plugin to create editable select tags.
- Giles Bowkett releases Towlie to keep your code DRY. Read about it HERE.
- Rick Olson releases astrotrain, a Merb app that forwards email from maildirs or postfix to HTTP posts.
- Jeremy McAnally releases context, a super tight library to add contexts to tests.
- Jeremy McAnally releases matchy, RSpec-esque matchers for Test::Unit.
- Matt Lyon releases datagrammer, which manages sending and receiving UDP packets.
- Kyle Neath releases timeframe-mootools, a click-draggable/range-makeable, better calendar in MooTools.
- Courtenay Gasking releases acts_like_git, a Rails plugin that uses git to version ActiveRecord fields, like acts_as_versioned, but a git.
- Courtenay Gasking releases css_file_sanitize, which allows your Ruby web app to take custom CSS and reject anything that smells bad.
- ENTP releases XTT, a time tracker application. Think private 'twitter' that counts the duration of status messages.
- Daniel Cadenas releases rspec2rr, a Ruby script that helps you ease the migration process from rspec dobules ro rr trying to reduce your manual work
- Will Duncan, our user support guru, turns 25.
- ENTP releases tender_multipass, a rails plugin for creating special cookies to setup automatic logins with Tender.
- Nicolás Sanguinetti releases storyteller, minimalist user stories for test/unit.
- Jeremy McAnally gets super famous when rg is added into Rails core. Read about it on his BLOG.
- Giles Bowkett launches Boing Boing Minus Disneyland, a profanity filter where "Disneyland" is the only curse word. Read about it HERE.
Hot off the press for 2009!
- Jeremy McAnally releases krauter, a new router for Rails. Tiny (200 lines fool!), quick (adding routes so fast it hurts and competes...
- Jeremy McAnally releases perwikity, an elegant wiki system for anyone who respects their grandmother.
- Rick Olson releases Is LOST on yet because he REALLY needs to know. Code on GitHub.