The playbook is the most comprehensive description that we’ve ever gathered of how we run our company and how we make web and mobile products. We did not invent many of the techniques we describe, but we use them regularly in the course of doing real work.
We released the first version in August of 2011.
Some things are new.
We mention for the first time our style guide and how to follow the guidelines pragmatically.
We include a production checklist to make sure we don’t forget an important part of a production deployment before launch.
We mention Zapier quite a few times. It has become important to us as glue between systems like StackOverflow and Campfire, FreshBooks and Campfire, email to Trello, Trello to Campfire, Stripe to Campfire, Wufoo to Trello, and a few others.
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We hope you find it useful.