113 episodes

Developers building a software business on our own terms.

FounderQuest The Honeybadger Crew

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

Developers building a software business on our own terms.

    Dogfooding, Developers, and Discord!

    Dogfooding, Developers, and Discord!

    Ben and Josh catch up after a few weeks of heads-down product work, and they have lots to talk about—including a new Discord server for FounderQuest listeners! Plus, hear Josh’s thesis on why it’s a huge problem if you’re not using your product to the max.
    Shape UpSeth GodinBlue Ridge RubyMonitoramaJoin the Honeybadger Discord! https://discord.gg/aQaDVBedRf

    • 37 min
    Scaling Judoscale with Adam McCrea

    Scaling Judoscale with Adam McCrea

    Longtime friend of the pod Adam McCrea joins Josh and Ben to catch up and chat about his journey building Judoscale—an autoscaling service for Heroku, Render, and AWS!
    Blue Ridge RubyJosh’s Blue Ridge Ruby recapKyle SholdPrintfectionJudoScaleSignWellHeroku Add-onsRouter blog post: https://judoscale.com/blog/heroku-router-post-mortem

    • 37 min
    Writing and Content Marketing for Developers

    Writing and Content Marketing for Developers

    John Nunemaker returns to FounderQuest to discuss his writing process—after the guys debate code linters and formatters, of course. It's important to start with the essentials.
    Links:Standardrb
    Josh’s 2013 Ruby Style Guide
    GitHub Copilot
    Copilot Chat for Neovim
    Seth Godin
    Amy Hoy
    My Life in Advertising by Claude Hopkins
    This book will teach you how to write better by Neville MedhoraCarbon

    • 48 min
    RailsConf recap with John Nunemaker

    RailsConf recap with John Nunemaker

    Josh and Ben are joined by John Nunemaker to discuss their recent trip to Detroit for RailsConf, as well as the announcement from RubyCentral that 2025 will mark the final RailsConf (though not the last Rails conference!). Later in the episode, Josh and Ben reveal the outcome of their Honeybadger Insights launch goal and discuss the team's last dev cycle. John also shares an update on his work with Flipper!
    Links:Chartkick
    Frictionless Generators
    Flipper
    todo_or_die gem
    heya gem
    Userlist
    John Nunemaker
    Last RailsConf announcement and survey
    Detroit People MoverFounderQuestMastodon - @FounderQuest@honeybadger.socialTwitter - @honeybadgerappHoneybadger

    • 47 min
    Insights Into Our Marketing Playbook

    Insights Into Our Marketing Playbook

    This week, Josh and Ben dive deep into the marketing strategy for their new product, Insights, in response to a listener question. They talk about what groups they are targeting first, some of the planned marketing tactics for reaching each group, and how they are building awareness within the Honeybadger app without annoying existing users.
    Links:
    pg_cron
    Judoscale
    Traction
    Insights tour page 
    Insights announcement blog post 
    Meet the badgersFounderQuestMastodon - @FounderQuest@honeybadger.social Twitter - @honeybadgerappHoneybadgerClickHouse - hosted by DoubleCloud

    • 36 min
    Holy Ship! Insights is Live!

    Holy Ship! Insights is Live!

    This week Josh and Ben discuss shipping Insights, what's next for the product, and their strategies to get people to actually use it. Plus Ben shares the results from his latest performance science projects. Grab your safety glasses and headphones!
    Links:Lab Tech
    YabedaYabeda for Insights
    Vector
    Fluentd
    Evil Martians blog
    Scientist
    Meet the badgersFounderQuestMastodon - @FounderQuest@honeybadger.social 
    Twitter - @honeybadgerappHoneybadgerClickHouse - hosted by DoubleCloud

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Corey Haines ,

Must listen for all indie/bootstrapped founders

By far the great podcast intro of all time. Also, the cover art. But the content is seriously great and appreciate these guys sharing so much about their journey and what they’ve learned along the way. It’s always a fun (and insightful) listen!

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