We made the best API for creating PDF and XLS files. You send HTML, JS, and CSS, and you get back beautiful, high quality PDF and XLS documents at scale.


We help startups and large enterprises monitor their applications in real-time at massive scale. Instrumental is powerful, scalable, cost-effective application performance monitoring.


Remember that time you logged into Google Analytics and got exactly the information you wanted without getting frustrated? Me either. Gauges is simple and real-time, makings it easy and pleasant to answer questions and share information about the traffic to your websites.


Sometimes a product doesn’t work out. Maybe timing, maybe execution, maybe attention - probably a combination of those and more. Here are some of our experiments that didn’t go as well as we’d hoped. Any of them may be resurrected someday, but for now we think the stories are instructive and worth sharing.



A few years ago we were talking with John Nunemaker at RubyConf and he made a comment that we’ve all thought about before: you shouldn’t use code you couldn’t write yourself … read on!

Pirate Metrics


There are a lot of possible ways to measure the success of a business. When we were just getting started, we struggled to boil it down to just a few simple things that really indicated how we were doing … read on!