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Show #46, Ending browser pain: Martin Kleppmann, Go Test It.

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This week Patrick and Bob talk over the real news from Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference, and Bob interviews Martin Kleppmann, founder of Go Test It about his new automated cross-browser functional testing startup. If you’ve ever fixed a CSS or especially a JavaScript error in one browser only to have the fix spawn bugs in other browsers, this show (and startup) are for you.

Martin was kind enough to offer our listeners a 30% discount. To try Go Test It! free for 30 days (and get the 30% off after that), go to: http://gotest.it/ssp.

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November 24, 2009 at 2:36 pm

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A Show #45 update…

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Update: Scott has launched Transactor Code Agent and has set up a special discount for Startup Success Listeners at http://www.transactor.com/startupSuccess.

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November 20, 2009 at 10:53 am

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Show #45, Backing up your code, startup coworking in Seattle

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Pat and Bob talk with Scott Wisniewski, founder of Transactor.com about his just about released backup software that works automatically to backup your Windows code and Mike Koss, founder of Startpad.org, a coworking facility in Seattle on what developers get out of going back into the office – but on their own terms.

Bob talks about what to bring to current-day IT conferences and Pat talks about thinking about the customer and how it changes your thinking and an opportunity for startups –
Visual Studio 2010 Extensibility.

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Written by Bob Walsh, Senior Developer

November 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Show #44, Cathy Tullysmith, Opscotch (and Tech eCards)

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This week Bob and Pat talk to Cathy Tullysmith, founder of Opscotch about her new startup to help companies manage a helpdesk. Opscotch is a pure Saas system that’s incredibly easy to try, so if you are interested, just go to http://www.opscotch.com/ and check it out. Cathy is also the founder of http://www.techecards.com/, a site that owes inspiration to Bob and that drives a surprising amount of traffice to Opscotch.

Bob talks about the dangers of growing too slowly – unless that’s exactly what you want to do.

Patrick talks about the Professional Developer Conference (much of the content will be available online), where many announcements about Microsoft’s cloud platform, Windows Azure, are expected. Even if you don’t use Microsoft’s cloud, you should probably be looking at cloud computing.

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November 9, 2009 at 7:12 pm

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Show #43: Renn Vara, SNP Communications

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This week Bob and Pat talk Renn Vara, Co-founder of SNP Communications about how corporate communications has changed in the last few years, how to handle a major public crisis in your startup, why founders are above all communicators and more.

Bob kicks off the show with three time myths you need to stop believing in, and Pat has two excellent resources for startups who want to get more out of Microsoft, and a request for any of our listeners going to Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference.

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November 2, 2009 at 6:09 pm

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