Why would we go through all the work of developing great tools and then
give them away?
First of all, these tools were developed because
we needed them ourselves. We figured that other developers were
probably in the same situation. We use our own tools and thought others
could make use of them, too. We'd like to take an active part in
to the developer community in which we live.
Secondly, we are firm believers in open-source
initiatives. Go ahead - poke around in the code that runs these
We're constantly learning new techniques by examining code that other
developers have written, and maybe you'll find some gems in what we've
come up with. If you've got an idea to improve our coding we'd love to
hear about it. Drop us a line.
Thirdly, and most importantly, we run a consulting
and development business. Our best advertising is
word-of-mouth. We're convinced that the quality of our products is what
grows our business. Is there a better way to get powerful development
tools out in the world than by making them freely available and having
developers tell other developers how useful they are? We've yet
to hear about it. We're hoping that if you have development or quality
assurance projects coming up you'll consider
hiring us to address your specific requirements.
Of course, if you find these tools valuable and insist on sending money
our way, we promise to put it to good use.
There's a PayPal link to
About Ah, Software
Mark Wieder and Shauna Haines are the principal developers of Ah, Software, a Berkeley,
California-based software consultancy specializing in application
development, quality assurance, and training. With 40 years' combined
Software has a list of clients that includes nonprofits, startups, and
large established corporations.