It’s been a while since I’ve posted something. There’s a reason for that. First, business is good and all of our developers are busy and will be busy for the winter. That’s an awesome thing!
My Nigeria trip at the end of September really put some work on hold until I got back. Thankfully I have some really cool (and patient) clients that are flexible in their schedule and were accommodating to the change in schedule due to travel and as a couple of emergency projects showed up.
Then we sold our house that had been on the market since June. Then we bought a house (24 hours later). And then moved out (and in to the new house) less than 2 and a half weeks later. Even our Real Estate agent (who does 120 homes a year) says that this sequence is fast, fast, fast! The one positive note is that the movers complimented us by saying we were “really organized” and I’d say so as in less than 48 hours we are about 85% unpacked.
Prospective clients keep showing up and asking for quotes. There are a LOT of people asking for quotes from us to take their VB6 applications and rewrite them into Real Studio. Most are scared away by the price (because there are no conversion tools so it’s really a rewrite) but a few have been serious enough to continue the conversation.
It really is a good time to be a Real Studio developer. Every developer I know is busy and that’s a really good thing. If you are not part of the Real Software Developer Referral Program you should be as it’s a great way to get leads. One project and it pays for itself.
I barely have things unpacked from the house move and I’m off to the Real Studio Database Days training in Frankfurt, Germany where I’ll do a short presentation on our ActiveRecord implementation. I must be crazy.