Here are a couple of tips to make your experience using it even better.
Building software is increasingly mixing and matching a variety of services with a small bit of your own special sauce.
I recently shipped a new service, DearEmmy in just a couple of hours leveraging three phenomenal services.
ActiveAdmin is a nice way to quickly build admin pages. Think of it as a scaffolding on steriods. It is probably not ideal for most customers, but you can accomplish quite a bit with minimal effort.
One of the models I was editing with ActiveAdmin accepts HTML in a textarea. I find the thought of writing even a single angle bracket nauseating these days, so I decided to convert the editor into a WYSIWYG editor with TinyMCE.
ActiveAdmin is a rails engine which plugs directly into your existing app. It provides a nifty little DSL for building UI screens. Getting the editor to work took just a couple of minutes once you understand the basic pieces.
Today is the official launch day of KickoffLabs.
Today KickoffLabs is officially live and accepting customers! Scott and I want to thank everyone who signed up on our own KickoffLabs “coming soon” page, shared our blog posts and tweets, helped us kick the tires on the private beta, and sent encouraging words along the way. Thank You! KickoffLabs is Open for Business!
There are a lot of interesting lessons and observations to share over the next week or two, but for now, I am going to just take a deep breath and watch for all of your account confirmation signup emails. :)
We are just about ready to put KickoffLabs into production mode. One of the last big tasks was setting up SSL.
Obviously, do not we want to push SSL support live without first testing it, so I set out to set it up locally.
For the record, I am not sure this is a good practice. In fact, I am pretty for for accessibility it is probably the not the best solution…but for now this is how it works.
I tried iTerm2 about a year ago (or so) and didn’t get it. Obviously, I wasn’t trying very hard. I gave it another shot a couple of weeks ago and it has been pure love.
Here are 5 really simple things that I love about it: