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Archive for May, 2011

New tagline

Monday, May 30th, 2011

I always used the tagline beta and recently I even used always in beta . I liked this tagline: because Grubba is an ungoing project, never ending, never finished.

I liked this tagline, that is, until i read the excellent book from the people at 37signals. It’s called Getting real. They really spoiled my tagline for me, with a few excellent remarks, here are a few small quotes:

These days it feels like everything is in beta stage forever. That’s a cop out. An interminable beta stage tells customers you’re not really committed to rolling out a finished product. It says, “Use this, but if it’s not perfect, it’s not our fault.”

Don’t wait for your product to reach perfection. It’s not gonna happen. Take responsibility for what you’re releasing. Put it out and call it a release. Otherwise, you’re just making excuses

I never thought of it that way, call it a blind spot. But after a few minutes of deep thought I decided to ditch the beta tagline.

So goodbye: always in beta and hello to the easy database

Ps. you can read the book online here >
or better yet, buy the book here >

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Spanish…

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Thanks to one of our users (Thanks Pablo!) Grubba is now available in Spanish. The backend of the application is completely translated.

Update 25th May:
The frontend is also translated by Pablo. This means Grubba is now fully availabe for our Spanish speaking users!

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A small update

Monday, May 16th, 2011

First, of all, I am so happy with our first user-contribution! Thanks to Haughton we can start implementing a Spanish version of Grubba. At least the back-end, which is great!

Would you also like to help out? Please visit this page: http://grubba.net/blog/?page_id=220

More news:
I made a small modification to the layout. We removed the extra navigation items on the top of the page. All main site navigation can be found at the bottom of all pages.

And even more:
The new export procedure with the .rtf export is nearly finished. We are now testing and testing and testing…

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What a day….

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

We are ready with moving to our new server. What a day…

Our new domainhost messed up bigtime. Resulting in more then
an hour downtime. This is serious ^%#$##@! We worked so hard on a smooth transition and now someone just pulled a switch…

Please check if you are working on the new server.The tagline under the logo on the top-left should say: always in beta. If it only says: beta –> please empty your browsers cache. Still on the old server? Your ISP has cached the old DNS, this can take up to 24 hours (you can try resetting your router).

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