15 episodes

Two bootstrappers talking weekly about building a software business together.

Hammerstone - Bootstrapping a Software Company Aaron Francis, Sean Fioritto

    • Business

Two bootstrappers talking weekly about building a software business together.

    Railsifying Refine, Torchlight, and the Myth of the MVP

    Railsifying Refine, Torchlight, and the Myth of the MVP

    Refine is getting more and more Rails-y, Aaron talks about Torchlight and the Hammerstone thesis, and we debate the merits of the "launch immediately" trope.

    • 48 min
    Updates, Updates, Updates

    Updates, Updates, Updates

    So many updates! Aaron has twins now, which is a lot of babies. Sean talks about his job changes. We talk about Sidecar, Torchlight, the Laravel ecosystem, and much more.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    YNAB For Business? Progress in Rails, Demand for Laravel.

    YNAB For Business? Progress in Rails, Demand for Laravel.

    Sean pitches Aaron on using YNAB for our business. We're making good progress in Rails and people want the Laravel version already.

    • 41 min
    Sales Safari for Torchlight.dev & Wanting to Give Up

    Sales Safari for Torchlight.dev & Wanting to Give Up

    Sean and Aaron attempt a "Sales Safari" for Torchlight.dev. It gets a little painful because there aren't many results, and Aaron kind of feels like giving up.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Rough Week, Good Friday

    Rough Week, Good Friday

    Sean has had an extremely busy week with work, other work, and house stuff. Aaron has torchlight.dev up and running and ready to start selling.

    • 20 min
    Healing Back Pain, Twitter Coincidences, and Torchlight.dev

    Healing Back Pain, Twitter Coincidences, and Torchlight.dev

    Aaron has a bunch of mystery pain, Sean has a fix that's kind of "out there". Aaron runs into the owner of hammerstone.com in a Twitter thread. Launching torchlight.dev.

    • 38 min

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