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37 Signal's Basecamp™ Is Cool!

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I’ve just started using the brand-new Basecamp™ project management system (created by 37 Signals to begin handling a few web design projects that I have going right now.

So far, I’m impressed.

It really says a lot, actually. It takes a lot to impress me. Sure there are plenty of things out there that are cool, but they’re not necessarily impressive. Basecamp is impressive.

One of the niftiest features, is that it generates both an RSS feed (which is great for an RSS-junkie like me), and an iCal file (compatible with Apple’s iCal as well as Mozilla Calendar). This makes it easy to keep up with my client’s comments as well as my upcoming milestones (deadlines).

I’d suggest it to just about anyone who has a need for (or could benefit from) a project management system. There’s even a free trial. Have a look.

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.