Re-imagining a massive enterprise SaaS category: our investment in Astound

The biggest transformation to enterprise software in the past 15 years has been the move from on-prem enterprise software to SaaS. Most of the customer value from that move has accrued not to end-users of this software but to enterprise IT departments managing and maintaining them. IT teams that previously operated the jenga stack of … Continue reading Re-imagining a massive enterprise SaaS category: our investment in Astound

Announcing Testlio: A partner for agile development teams

Today I’m pleased to announce our investment in Testlio, a mobile app testing service tackling the ever-increasing demand for world-class quality assurance. QA has for some time been an underinvested (and always underappreciated) segment of the workforce. Much of it has to do with the adoption of web-enabled technologies and processes, which downplayed the importance … Continue reading Announcing Testlio: A partner for agile development teams

Hello World

10 PRINT “HELLO WORLD”
20 GOTO 10
That was probably the first program I ever wrote, circa 1982, on a commodore PET computer – the only computer in our elementary school at the time. It was fascinating to watch the text scroll endlessly as the program ran. From there I improvised and learned all sorts of commands, logic, and data structures. Looping, branches, strings, arrays, etc. I was hooked.