Full Stack Radio

Full Stack Radio

A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Every episode, Adam Wathan is joined by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.

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    67: Launch Takeways, Interface Breakthroughs, and First Round Armbars

    In this episode, David shares some lessons learned from the PushSilver Infinite launch: what went well, what could've been improved, and what he would double down on next time.

    Adam talks about some of the UI design challenges he and Steve have been trying to solve, and shares some of the creative solutions they came up with.

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    66: Pre-Launch Engineering and Testing an HTTP Client

    In this episode, David talks about getting ready for the launch of PushSilver Infinite, and the unexpected engineering effort needed to make the most of a marketing initiative.

    Adam gives an update on gracefully handling errors in the KiteTail checkout process, launching Zttp as an open-source package, and how he used Lumen to power the Zttp integration test suite.

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    65: New PushSilver Pricing and Co-Founding KiteTail

    In this episode, David shares the details behind the pricing changes he's decided on for PushSilver and talks about some of the new features and marketing strategies he's working on for the upcoming launch.

    Adam shares the details behind his decision to bring on a co-founder for KiteTail, talks the collaboration process when working on an app with somebody else, and give an update on where he's at with getting KiteTail integrated into the Test-Driven Laravel course app.

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    64: "We Solved Something, Maybe! Or It Might Be a Disaster!"

    Adam and David are joined by Ian Landsman to talk about his latest project Thermostat.io and discuss some pricing ideas for PushSilver and KiteTail.

    Topics include:

    • Thermostat.io and NPS surveys
    • Charging more vs. charging less
    • Finding a niche for PushSilver and how to appeal to that niche
    • One-time purchase lifetime plans for SaaS
    • Percentage-based vs. tiered pricing
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    63: MicroConf, Dog Food, and Image Previews

    In this episode, Adam and David recap their MicroConf 2017 experiences, give some product updates, and chat about topics like:

    • Dogfooding Cron Dog in PushSilver
    • Dealing with complex validation
    • Why we hate auto-saving UIs
    • Validation issues when supporting "draft" models
    • Expanding the scope of KiteTail
    • Different ways to handle client-side image preview
    • Building a Cron Dog SDK
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    62: Timezones, Webhook Security, and UI Decisions

    In this episode, David talks about adding timezone support to Crondog, and Adam wrestles with some decisions about dealing with failed webhooks in KiteTail.

    We also talk a lot about different strategies for securing webhooks, and what we're looking forward to at MicroConf.

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    61: We're Building Products!

    Adam welcomes David Hemphill back to the show, but this time as a co-host!

    David introduces Crondog, the new product he's working on to help developers manage dynamic recurring tasks in their applications.

    Adam introduces KiteTail, an app that let's you create webhook-driven hosted checkout pages; something he wishes he'd had when he launched his course.

    From here on out, Full Stack Radio will follow David and Adam's journey building these new products; discussing interesting technical, design, and business challenges they face along the way.

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