Today we are started closed beta-test of the cloud service. I think that we will fix all troubles detected in beta-test in next month and beta-test will moved from closed to open.
Anyone who has had time to apply for participation in the closed testing during the day will be sent an email with further instructions.
It was a long way. It starts about 2 years ago and I very happy that the last summer one guy was connected to project and helps me to go forward without looking back when I was exhausted. And I with a big pleasure want to tell about him!
In spring's end I think: it will be cool if other developer connects to project! And I posted message with this idea to different forums and resources. Guys was looked at the project, said: "Good job!" and nothing more...
When I was not expecting anything, I got a message from Alexey: "Hi! I saw your message about you search developers at linux.org.ru. Is actual yet?". I remember - when I found this post I was jumping with excitement to the ceiling!
We discussed our collaboration. Alexey told about his experience (he is a student in MSU and has some experience with all required systems). I decided that this is enough, the main thing that he have interest and desire to grow. And we started our collaboration.
To this moment I had experience of managing small development teams and it was not so exciting… Often I had to motivate people to do something but they didn't want to do anything. This is quite different. Alex is not very experienced, of course he makes mistakes, but he is not ashamed of them, he is normal to accepts criticism and accepts it with pleasure. He takes the initiative, arguing (respect!), and of course brings a fresh wind. It is very valuable for me. This is a new milestone in the evolution of the project and in my own professional growth too (I think that for Alexey this is useful experience too).
While we warmed up on simple tasks, it turned out that Alex likes to develop things related to network technologies. I suggested that he take up the part of the cloud service, and he agreed. And so we gradually, brick by brick have redesigned cloud service. And now it had improved considerably and is ready for the first test, because of this I want to say thank you, Alex! From the heart!
So, our gang became larger and the project became a much better!
Finally, I've prepared a video about how to use cloud service in the program. I decided, that I will make a video overview for every program update that includes new features. I think, it will be helpful.
Enjoy watching and be ready to start public testing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeyJQOL8a9w