• Creating The Open-Source Community Of Your Dreams Crunch Network

    Creating The Open-Source Community Of Your Dreams

    When a company decides to embrace open-source software development, releasing the code under a suitable license is only the tip of the iceberg. The real challenge that companies face is learning how to attract and collaborate with contributors. It’s not easy, but fostering the growth of a healthy community is a necessary step that will help your open-source software project fulfill… Read More

  • RethinkDB Expands Beyond SSDs, Launches Its Speedy Database To The Public

    Back in July 2009 I wrote about an ambitious Y Combinator-backed startup called RethinkDB that was setting out to create a new kind of database, built from the ground up for solid state drives (SSDs). It was an intriguing idea —¬†SSDs are faster and more reliable than traditional platter-based drives, and they’re becoming less prohibitively expensive. But, as it turns out, there… Read More

  • RethinkDB Raises $1.2 Million For Its Database For Solid-State Drives

    RethinkDB, the startup that’s looking to provide a MySQL storage engine that’s been built from the ground up for solid-state drives, has closed a $1.2 million seed funding round. The roster of investors taking part in the round is impressive: Highland Capital Partners, Avalon Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Charles River Ventures are all participating. Angel investors in the… Read More

  • Silicon Valley Elite Flock To Y Combinator Demo Day

    I’m here at Y Combinator’s Demo Day, where the latest batch of the incubator program’s startups are showing off the fruits of their labor to a room of press and VCs from around Silicon Valley. The turnout today is huge — VCs representing billions of dollars in managed funds are here, with investors from US Venture Partners, XG Ventures, Founder’s Fund… Read More

  • YC-Funded RethinkDB: A MySQL Storage Engine Built From The Ground Up For Solid State Drives

    It’s been a long time coming, but the computer industry is finally making headway in the switch from old-fashioned, platter based hard drives to the solid state drives (SSDs) found in iPhones and many other electronics. The benefits are obvious: unlike their platter-based counterparts, SSDs have no moving parts, and they’re also significantly faster for many tasks. Unfortunately… Read More