It’s been many weeks of late nights (and all-nighters), but we finally shipped our very first software release! And to think that as recently as 4 months ago not a single piece of Uhuru code existed… It just goes to show how much a small dedicated team can accomplish in a short time frame.
Life is fun at a startup like Uhuru. We have the luxury to work in a whole new space of Cloud Computing. At Uhuru it’s very much an attitude of “get the work done in the best way you can”. How refreshing!
Technology sure makes transatlantic collaboration far easier than anyone could have imagined even a few short years ago. Now we all just need to catch some sleep. I don’t know how Vlad, our engineering lead, manages to keep going during our marathon video conference sessions as he shares his screen, coding in real time, fixing bugs before our very eyes. Talk about a coding wizard!
No shortcuts here
We have made a point of doing things the right way, from the very beginning. It would have been far simpler to have just taken existing Ruby or Java Cloud Foundry code and built wrappers for Windows, but we knew that this kind of short-cut just wouldn’t meet our goals of performance, scaleability, or native integration with Windows. Now that .NET Services for Cloud Foundry has been released we will know soon enough if the broader community is as excited about these design decisions as we are.
As the Product Marketing Director I will now be focused on getting the word out about our Uhuru LinkedIn community so that we can find people who will want to participate in trying our software as well so we can get that all important feedback.
This is what software development is all about these days. Get your code out as soon as you possibly can and start getting feedback before you waste time making more changes that customers won’t want. Sure, we could have waited another 6 months trying to add every little feature and conducting masses of customer research, but in the end we will learn far more from letting people just try our code.
Are you ready for the test drive?
Director of Product Marketing