One of the most important requirements for software companies is that the software they produce runs on their (potential) users’ hardware. This assumption is so fundamental, it’s easy to forget it’s even a consideration. But on the technical side, it’s a huge consideration. Any company trying to support most people will spend the time to make software for Microsoft Windows, but nobody these days supports a TRS-80 Model II because each supported platform is an investment, and it’s rarely worth the trade-off to support a rarely used computer. At CX, we make our cloud storage products useful and attractive across several platforms for as many customers as we can. (more…)
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
Current location: Phoenix
How long have you been with CX? 7 months.
What is your typical day like? My typical day entails talking to management/designers to clarify objectives and requirements, write code that I think will work, run the code and verify it works, pass it to a tester who checks it even more thoroughly and fix things based on their feedback. (more…)
Free open source software is a major component of CX’s secret cloud sauce. We depend on many projects, such as MySQL, Linux/Ubuntu, Python, Ruby/Rails, Scala and Git. People all over the world have generously shared with others their hard work. More than just sharing the finished product, they release the source code and allow anyone to make their own changes to the code and make it do anything they want.
The open source ecosystem is a critical reason why startups such as CX can deliver high-quality products. We get access to industrial-grade software and don’t have to pay any licensing costs. On top of that, we have the ability to look at the code for the software and have the ability and freedom to change it however we like to suit our business needs. (more…)