Server stuff and premium plans

February 19, 2007

Hi everybody! I just wanted to break the silence with some updates on what we’re up to. Things have been going well, and they’re about to get even better.

We’re in the testing phase of moving to a new server infrastructure that will let us scale happily and ensure the reliability you deserve. It’s one of those really cool server architectures that everybody wants, but is either too complicated or expensive to set up. More details once we’re on it.

Up until now, I’ve been the sole developer for DevjaVu. With the launch of and a major re-organizing of my time, I’m now able to focus most of my time where it should be: DevjaVu. But I’ve also enlisted the help two other talented and dedicated developers. Together, the three of us are going to build out the rest of the system needed to offer our premium accounts.

Speaking of premium accounts, I’d like to preview the structure of our premium plans. Along with our free offering, which is roughly the equivalent of our private beta accounts, we’re going to have Basic, Plus, and Pro plans. They’re per project and the monthly subscription rates are still being working out. The price and other details for these plans are going to be announced a little later, but we’ve designed them to meet the needs of all walks of developer—from students and open source hackers to web developers and software engineers.

We’re also going to have a special namespace plan that ensures your own project space and gives you a management interface to control projects in your namespace. We have a lot planned for this as well.

That’s about it for now. The sun’s coming up, so I should grab some breakfast and get some sleep.


2 Responses to “Server stuff and premium plans”

  1. lincoln Says:

    wonderful news! Will the admin section allow for basecamp style brand changeout? Also, I would love to have the ability to add in plug-in’s, if possible.

    Can’t wait for the rollout!

  2. Jeff Lindsay Says:

    Yes, in fact, all the premium accounts will let you customize the look and feel of your project site. The namespace account will let you specify a default look that could include your company logo, etc.

    We’re going to give you a set of optional plugins for each plan, where the bigger the plan, the more plugins you get to pick from.

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