xs2.me – Day 3
It’s a rainy day today in Sydney, so a good day to get stuff done. However, somehow I didn’t really get to work on xs2.me until 10:30PM. I find that I tend to work in bursts and these happen mostly late at night. I’ve often wished I could induce these bursts of “being in the zone”, but I’m not sure yet how. I certainly noticed that when working on Tjoos was done more during the day because we hired employees my overall productivity dropped quite a bit. It’s a great feeling to work on something new as this is the best part of a startup. No BAS to file, no customers, no employees, no SVN permissions to change, etc, etc. Just me and a computer.
Anyway, so yesterday I put up a beta signup page:
And it seemed to work. So far 32 people signed up primarily because yesterday Kim Heras did a writeup on TheNextWeb Australia that got syndicated to TheNextWeb US. Yay!
My main development tools are Notepad, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and Paint. Firebug is awesome for debugging the website. I do run a local development copy of the website, but use the live database server for development. I find that keeping track of and deploying database changes are too much work.
It might be interesting to point out all the things that I haven’t done or worried about:
– Business Plan/Business Model
– Deployment (Currently I FTP individual files manually)
– Unit Testing
Should I worry about any of these? Why?