Gilbert Pellegrom

Devtrepreneur from Scotland. Founder of Dev7studios. Working on Dunked.

On Founders Being Unprofessional

A word to the wise (looking at you, startup founders and co-founders especially), don't start getting bitchy with people online. You never know who might be an existing (or potential) customer. Nick Francis (co-founder of Help Scout) had a go at me today for "ripping off" the design of the…

Get Going with Laravel's Artisan on Ubuntu

So you've got your fresh install of Ubuntu (I used 14.04) and you have deployed your Laravel app to the server. Now how do you get going so that you can use Laravel's command line interface Artisan? Install required packages We are going to assume here you are running…

How Raneto got to the front page of Hacker News for $0

On Monday morning around 11am I released Raneto my new project for creating Markdown powered Knowledgebases in Nodejs. After I came back from lunch (around 2pm) I was stunned to see I was at spot no. 6 on the front page of Hacker News and remained there for the rest…

Laravel Post Deployment Command

Laravel is an amazing PHP framework, and its what I've used to build Artisan. Often after I've deployed changes to the app there are several commands I need to run on the command line such as: php artisan down composer update php artisan migrate php artisan up This means logging…

Artisan - Project Management for Software Teams

Today marks the launch of the public beta of my latest project: Artisan. For quite a while I've been looking for an app with the perfect blend of project management and bug/issue tracking. Basically a project management app but one that caters specifically for software teams. After trying a…

What Makes a Product Great

I was just struck by a thought. A product is normally judged by how it looks and what it is made of. To an outside observer that's all they have to base their judgement on. However what really makes a product great is how it feels. No one can show…