All quiet on the CodeAmp front

Oops, haven’t updated recently? Bad Dave, no biscuit for you.

What’s going on?

Well as it happens I’m working very hard, just not on Rephrase. Rephrase is tantalisingly close to being a shippable product, but I was approached by a friend to work on something else for a little while. I’m working with a couple of other programmers and we’re building something big. It’s sooo much bigger than Rephrase could have been that I didn’t feel I could turn it down. So as it stands Rephrase is on pause until the New Year. By then hopefully we’ll have put together a prototype and we’ll be able to see how it looks. If it doesn’t look good, then I’ll come back to Rephrase full of new vigour and get it shipped.

Look a shiny thing!

If this sounds to you like I’m dropping everything to chase new shiny thing, then don’t worry, it feels a bit like that to me too. But it isn’t. There are several advantages to the new project, amongst them:

  • co-founders: I don’t think that co-founders are essential, however, I’ve already noticed what a difference it makes to my working day being able to have a chat over skype, talk about design decisions and see check-ins popping up in the Mercurial. It’s lovely.
  • It’s big: the new project has so much more scope than Rephrase it’s more in-line with how I want to take Code Amplifier but I would never have had the nerve and resources to aim so high. Rephrase was designed to be a product that I could manage on my own ( at least at the start ). What we’re doing now wouldn’t be possible on my own.


So, apologies, if you urgently required an awesome tool to help with your localization woes, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer. And apologies, I’m not going to be able to talk about what I’m doing again. It sucks, I know, I’d rather just be out with it, but it’s going to have to wait a little longer. Hopefully this will only last until early in the New Year.

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