The market wants a lot of things that are short-sighted. Apple making the call to do ML on-device rather than in the cloud may be in tension with some features the market wants today, but will protect users in the long run.
Great news: we just introduced Manuscript, which uses the FogBugz engine to power a much more modern UI, and vastly simplifies integrations with third-party services using a clean, new API and the power of Glitch, our collaborative coding platform.
Okay, you got it! FogBugz was relaunched as Manuscript, built on the same engine but with a much nicer UI and smart integrations. And those integrations rely on a much cleaner new API that you can read all about.
There are still some parts that we have to clean up to make them more REST-y, but I hope it is a lot closer to what you’d expect of a modern platform.
In my particular case, it’s not out of nowhere; I’ve worked in dev evangelism roles off and on for 15 years. For Fog Creek, we’ve always been about speaking to and for developers, and of course our cofounder Joel Spolsky cofounded Stack Overflow, which is an essential part of the developer ecosystem. So the relationships have long been there, though…
They can be connected in a lot of organizations! The key point is that they should have well-defined boundaries or overlaps, so that people know where they stand and what their goals are. We’ll get into each of these points specifically and would love to hear your feedback on the ideas.
This is a great point, and one we’ve struggled with! You know, in some places it’s called developer evangelism (that’s what it was called when I did it), some call it dev rep, others call it developer experience or even developer experience design.