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Context At Usersnap we spend a lot of time thinking about optimizing the developer workflow. With great tech startups helping us with our tests, and Continuous Integration, we want to add Continuous Feedback to the dev checklist. Fortunately we don't need to stress the importance of receiving feedback from clients, co-workers and users before, during and after your development process. Let's move on to the how. The Build-Measure-Learn-Workflow We have all read Eric Ries' The Lean Startup - or at least we say we did - and its call for agile product development and validated learning. Figuring out what to build (next), instead of spending months, sometimes years, perfecting a product without ever showing the product to the prospective customer, it's all about developing a minimum viable product (MVP) to begin the process of learning as quickly as possible. Lean is abou... (more)

How to Build a Google Glass Integration in Under Two Weeks

How we built our Google Glass integration in less than 2 weeks I am happy to announce that we have officially launched our Google Glass integration for Crushpath along with an updated version of our Promotion and Social Monitoring features. In this post, I am excited to discuss why we picked Glass and how we achieved the integration in under 2 weeks. At Crushpath our mission is to help people, in particular, small business owners and entrepreneurs, quickly pitch their business to potential customers. Pitching is not a one time thing, it's about establishing a dialogue and giving p... (more)

How to Deploy a node.js App from GitHub to Heroku

In this blog post we're gonna deploy a Node.js application from a GitHub repository to Heroku using the Codeship. We've set up a simple Node.js application called codefish which contains some Jasmine specs. We'll use screenshots of this application in this blog post. If you don't have an own project to set up but you want to follow along on your computer, just fork the repository. Together, we're gonna deploy this application to Heroku using the Codeship. First, sign in to the Codeship with GitHub. The Codeship needs access to your GitHub repositories to be able to set them up. ... (more)

Continuous Deployment to Nodejitsu with Codeship

Set up Continuous Deployment to Nodejitsu for your node.js applications with Codeship We are proud to announce a new member in our Codeship deployments family: Nodejitsu! Recently we experienced increasing interest in node.js deployments on our service. Especially after our Testing Tuesday series about node.js a lot of people started creating Continuous Integration and Deployment projects on the Codeship. Nodejitsu is a cloud hosting platform for your Node.js applications. Getting started is easy: Just create an account, follow the few setup steps and you're all set within 5 m... (more)

Building Vagrant Machines with Packer

Sharing a common development environment with everyone on your team is important. It is really hard though to keep the same dependencies, database versions and other systems in sync between different machines. Vagrant is a great tool that helps with this and manage the lifecycle of a virtual machine. As nice as Vagrant is, provisioning machines with it has always been a pain. A couple of months ago Mitchell Hashimoto, the creator of Vagrant, launched Packer. Packer lets you build Virtual Machine Images for different providers from one json file. You can use the same file and com... (more)