It has been an epic struggle but finally we have launched fav.or.it, still in closed beta but it is live and people are using it as I type this post. We are probably two months later than originally planned but we have managed to squeeze in every feature we could think of and then some! Even with the small team that we have I think we have worked miracles, PHP and the Zend Framework have both made this possible and in using them I have every confidence that we will be able to scale this up to millions (hopefully) of users.
Now it is launched I may be able to return to normal blogging behaviour rather than working 14 hour days coding all the time. I have certainly learnt a lot in building this and I am sure I have still lots more to learn but I hope I can pass on some of the things we have done right and lots that we have done wrong and you maybe will be able to learn from those lessons.
If you have not come across fav.or.it before go check it out and read the blog that has lots of details on what it is.
My thanks to my wife Helen for being so amazingly supportive especially as we have a 1 month old baby girl who is taking up so much of her time and she still finds time to keep me going as well! And also to Amelia (our daughter) who’s funny faces now keep me amused every day. And lastly to all of my wonderful readers who have kept reading even when I have rambled on, written bad posts, or any other mistakes I may have made, having such a active readership who always leave amusing/interesting/clever comments is always a wonder to me.
Although we have a massive pre-registration list to get through I will send invites to anyone who leaves a comment on this post. Make sure to leave me an email address to send too (don’t leave them in plain format otherwise the spammers will eat you alive).
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