Archive: Jan 2016


Hello {Intuit Developer} World

Late last week, I officially started my new role as the leader of the Intuit Developer team. I'm excited to work with all of you in our community, and I'd like to share a little bit about me. I've held a variety of roles as a developer, manager, and engineering exec in startups and multi-national companies. Early in my career, I also founded a three-person startup on the Apple platform. I have walked in your shoes, and felt the pain and thrill of building a business on a platform. ... Read more

 January 25, 2016 | Vinay Pai

Developer Tools / Technical Tips

Designing for Downtime: Understanding the Cranky Path

As a self-taught, long-time application developer, I've learned many hard lessons. Most are common to us all: backup the database before dropping tables, ground yourself before messing with your server's motherboard, review infinite loops that might spam the CEO, etc. Recently, I was reminded of one of the toughest lessons to learn: network calls will inevitably fail. ... Read more

 January 13, 2016 | Peter Lavelle


New Year, New Hackathons: Get your code on with us!

Last year, we got our code on at several hackathons including Hack the North, the 2015 DeveloperWeek Hackathon, as well as a few Startup Weekends. We finished the year with a bang with our own $100k hackathon (check out the highlight reel and finalist pitches) at QuickBooks Connect. ... Read more

 January 13, 2016 | Jo Peach