Devver.net in closed beta!
Today we released the beta version of Devver.net to our initial set of users. This release is a major milestone: while our alpha release showed that the concept could work, it didn’t have the security or scalability for real-world use. This beta is a solid foundation for us to build on in the months ahead.
We’re happy to have this release out, but it was certainly a difficult experience – we spent over two months on this release, which is more than a month longer than we expected. We’ve learned a lot from this – most importantly, that it’s very difficult to predict the time to complete large releases. We felt it was necessary to make the big changes now, but going forward we’ll be moving to much shorter release cycles (every 1-2 weeks).
In the coming months, we’ll be looking for people to try out our beta. If you have a slow Ruby Test::Unit test suite that you’d like to speed up, contact us and we’ll put you on our list.