At the Startup Live Vienna 8 we wanted to get our launch page online in just three days, and that was quite a challenge. A room full of people and a lot of distractions can make it hard to be productive. But then there is the exciting atmosphere and the people staying and working till late in the evening!
I didn’t bring my own laptop for development, and so I had to borrow the MacBook from Bianca, co-founder and product designer here at miavia. Only at the event I realized that this was a crazy idea – having a mostly Windows/Linux background, I never worked on a Mac before, and was quite slow to get started with the most basic technical stuff (git, SCP, etc.). Fortunately, we had a great team at the event, I got help to get everything up and running on the Mac – many thanks go to Luis Nell! Also, we had great support from Stefan Raffeiner, who was quick to implement the HTML and CSS.
So we managed to do it! And this is what we used:
- We hosted our git repository on dropbox - everyone shouting loud and clear when they would make a commit, so we don’t get a dropbox conflict, hehe
- The Play Framework has a local development mode, so we could quickly check our changes on a local web server.
- Stefan worked mostly on the page styles, Luis worked out how to make beautiful cross-device HTML emails, and supported me on the Mac
- I used the IntelliJ Idea IDE for Scala/CSS/HTML etc., and from time to time checking how the page looks like in Internet Explorer on my netbook
From left to right: Stefan, me and Luis. This is going to be a rare picture: me working on a Mac!
Thanks to everyone on our team at Startup Live, what a weekend!
Btw, here is our launch page:
Check it out at http://miavia.in !