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Since the app ecosystem is generally closed, why aren't apps available as Shareware, with 30/45/60 day trials, or with no-questions-asked refunds within 48 hours of buying? What you said about coffee-vs apps is spot on. I've bought some totally rubbish apps and now it's a hard sell to get me to buy any. Competing apps in a field (e.g. PDF marking up on iPad)? I can't try before I buy, so I haven't bought...
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2014 on App-pocalypse Now at Coding Horror
What I'm looking forward to/hoping for, is the open source community to reimplement Discourse's backend in other languages. Why? Well I do a shedload of PHP work, on PHP sites, where a modern forum (especially a moder AND secure forum) would be greatly welcomed. But being customers with PHP sites, on PHP infrastructure, they're not going to have a Ruby forum. Or on a subdomain, not until the SEO benefits are the same as a subfolder... Here's looking forward to a language-agnostic world, one thing .NET did get right!
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2013 on Why Ruby? at Coding Horror
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