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Basecamp’s ‘HEY’ Attempts to Re-Invent Email – The New Stack

Is it possible to upgrade a communication tool that has existed for more than half a century? Or will the technology continue to be displaced by real-time messaging apps, relegated to becoming an automated storage bin for our confirmation emails and unread marketing newsletters?

This week, project management software provider Basecamp showed off its multimillion-dollar effort to re-invent email, a service called HEY. This isn’t the first high-profile attempt to re-invent email — but with some streamlining and some innovation, Basecamp has come up with a number of fresh innovations that are causing a lot of people to take a second look at this age-old Internet technology.

What’s New?

Basecamp has clearly put some thought into HEY’s interface — and ways to reduce clutter. For example, subject lines appears first, in bold letters, above the name of each sender, which is now the first part of the usual excerpt from the email’s first lines. It’s also possible to bundle all of a sender’s email together, so that sender still only gets one row in your inbox — and you can group related emails from more than one sender. It’s even possible to set an “Ignore” flag for an entire thread.

But more importantly, first-time senders will never appear in your inbox; instead, there’s a separate alert just above it where you have the option to approve (or not approve) them. “Screen emails like you screen calls,” reads the download page for the app’s Android version. And you can also approve them for lower levels of access — so, instead of appearing in your Inbox, they’re routed instead onto HEY’s dedicated page for receipts and confirmation emails, or to a page made from newsletters and marketing emails.

This is what’s really different about Hey’s interface: it spreads your email onto three newsfeed-like pages. Important email still appears when you check your “Imbox,” but newsletters and marketing emails are routed into a separate page in a Facebook-style column, where they’re displayed in the standard reverse chronological order. It’s because not all emails should be treated equally, HEY’s web page explains. “You don’t need to mark a newsletter, marketing email, or a shipment confirmation as read. In fact, most emails shouldn’t come with an obligation to read them, deal with them, or track their state. They’re just information, they aren’t conversations.”

A third page also offers a kind of lesser inbox called the Paper Trail for “things like receipts that you rarely need to read.”

HEY also offers a special feature, called “The speakeasy code,” that lets you give senders a code word that lets them bypass your screener and go directly into your inbox, by including the codeword in their subject line.

Even for new and important emails, there’s a “Read Together” option that opens them all up at once and displays them together in a single newsfeed-like page, one after the other, “like we’re used to reading pretty much anything else today in 2020, right?” commented Basecamp CEO Jason Fried in a presentation.

And there’s still an icon to the left with all the usual choices — Reply Later, Set Aside.

In the online tutorial, Fried also highlights another key difference: HEY doesn’t spew up a chronological list of every email you’ve received which includes emails you’ve already read, which he calls with disdain a “striping” of different kinds of emails — both read and unread. “It’s a total mess.” The Inbox page separates them into two sections — first “NEW FOR YOU” and then “PREVIOUSLY SEEN.”

This means that when all your emails new emails are read, Hey gives you the satisfaction of seeing what Fried describes as “a nice empty space.”

The company also tried to improve on the old kludge of marking an email as “Unread” so you’ll remember to reply to it later. Instead, there’s a “Reply Later” option on every email, which adds it to a virtual deck that can be pulled up from the bottom of the screen. And there’s also a second virtual pile for emails flagged as “Set Aside.” Selecting “Focus and Reply” pulls up another newsfeed-like page with the full text of every “Reply Later” email — along with a dedicated area to the right for typing that email’s reply. “Line ’em up, knock ’em down,” quips Hey’s web page.

Or you can fan out the list of “Reply Later” emails to select one individual email for answering…

Everything else has been streamlined down to just one menu (which Fried calls “the HEY menu.”) Above all its icons is a search window where typing in the name of a sender pulls up a special page showcasing what you’ve received from them — every email (including ones you’ve both been cc’d on), as well as every attachment. And HEY also offers a separate page showing every received file attachment. (They’re sorted by date, so the further down you scroll, the older the attachments get.) It’s also possible to filter the view by file type — images, PDFs, spreadsheets, documents — with additional filters for sender.

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Authentication In MEAN Stack - A Quick Guide

I consider myself an active StackOverflow user, despite my activity tends to vary depending on my daily workload. I enjoy answering questions with angular tag and I always try to create some working example to prove correctness of my answers.

To create angular demo I usually use either plunker or stackblitz or even jsfiddle. I like all of them but when I run into some errors I want to have a little bit more usable tool to undestand what’s going on.

Many people who ask questions on stackoverflow don’t want to isolate the problem and prepare minimal reproduction so they usually post all code to their questions on SO. They also tend to be not accurate and make a lot of mistakes in template syntax. To not waste a lot of time investigating where the error comes from I tried to create a tool that will help me to quickly find what causes the problem.

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Basecamp’s ‘HEY’ Attempts to Re-Invent Email – The New Stack

Is it possible to upgrade a communication tool that has existed for more than half a century? Or will the technology continue to be displaced by real-time messaging apps, relegated to becoming an automated storage bin for our confirmation emails and unread marketing newsletters?

This week, project management software provider Basecamp showed off its multimillion-dollar effort to re-invent email, a service called HEY. This isn’t the first high-profile attempt to re-invent email — but with some streamlining and some innovation, Basecamp has come up with a number of fresh innovations that are causing a lot of people to take a second look at this age-old Internet technology.

What’s New?

Basecamp has clearly put some thought into HEY’s interface — and ways to reduce clutter. For example, subject lines appears first, in bold letters, above the name of each sender, which is now the first part of the usual excerpt from the email’s first lines. It’s also possible to bundle all of a sender’s email together, so that sender still only gets one row in your inbox — and you can group related emails from more than one sender. It’s even possible to set an “Ignore” flag for an entire thread.

But more importantly, first-time senders will never appear in your inbox; instead, there’s a separate alert just above it where you have the option to approve (or not approve) them. “Screen emails like you screen calls,” reads the download page for the app’s Android version. And you can also approve them for lower levels of access — so, instead of appearing in your Inbox, they’re routed instead onto HEY’s dedicated page for receipts and confirmation emails, or to a page made from newsletters and marketing emails.

This is what’s really different about Hey’s interface: it spreads your email onto three newsfeed-like pages. Important email still appears when you check your “Imbox,” but newsletters and marketing emails are routed into a separate page in a Facebook-style column, where they’re displayed in the standard reverse chronological order. It’s because not all emails should be treated equally, HEY’s web page explains. “You don’t need to mark a newsletter, marketing email, or a shipment confirmation as read. In fact, most emails shouldn’t come with an obligation to read them, deal with them, or track their state. They’re just information, they aren’t conversations.”

A third page also offers a kind of lesser inbox called the Paper Trail for “things like receipts that you rarely need to read.”

HEY also offers a special feature, called “The speakeasy code,” that lets you give senders a code word that lets them bypass your screener and go directly into your inbox, by including the codeword in their subject line.

Even for new and important emails, there’s a “Read Together” option that opens them all up at once and displays them together in a single newsfeed-like page, one after the other, “like we’re used to reading pretty much anything else today in 2020, right?” commented Basecamp CEO Jason Fried in a presentation.

And there’s still an icon to the left with all the usual choices — Reply Later, Set Aside.

In the online tutorial, Fried also highlights another key difference: HEY doesn’t spew up a chronological list of every email you’ve received which includes emails you’ve already read, which he calls with disdain a “striping” of different kinds of emails — both read and unread. “It’s a total mess.” The Inbox page separates them into two sections — first “NEW FOR YOU” and then “PREVIOUSLY SEEN.”

This means that when all your emails new emails are read, Hey gives you the satisfaction of seeing what Fried describes as “a nice empty space.”

The company also tried to improve on the old kludge of marking an email as “Unread” so you’ll remember to reply to it later. Instead, there’s a “Reply Later” option on every email, which adds it to a virtual deck that can be pulled up from the bottom of the screen. And there’s also a second virtual pile for emails flagged as “Set Aside.” Selecting “Focus and Reply” pulls up another newsfeed-like page with the full text of every “Reply Later” email — along with a dedicated area to the right for typing that email’s reply. “Line ’em up, knock ’em down,” quips Hey’s web page.

Or you can fan out the list of “Reply Later” emails to select one individual email for answering…

Everything else has been streamlined down to just one menu (which Fried calls “the HEY menu.”) Above all its icons is a search window where typing in the name of a sender pulls up a special page showcasing what you’ve received from them — every email (including ones you’ve both been cc’d on), as well as every attachment. And HEY also offers a separate page showing every received file attachment. (They’re sorted by date, so the further down you scroll, the older the attachments get.) It’s also possible to filter the view by file type — images, PDFs, spreadsheets, documents — with additional filters for sender.

#cloud services #data #profile #data analysis

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Best Practices for Running Your Own Email Server

Plesk Premium Email, powered by Kolab lets you become your own mail service provider in a few easy steps. It’s like creating a personal Gmail service, one that you control from top to bottom. Running the mail server allows you to store your own email, access the mail server’s logs, and access the raw email files in a user’s mailbox.

However, one key concern when running your own mail server is email deliverability. Without being able to effectively reach your customer base, you cannot do business. So, how do you ensure your emails do not end up as spam?

It’s important to follow common rules and best practices when operating a mail server to guarantee your emails always reach their destination. In this quick guide, we’ll walk you through a few things to consider, to make sure that your emails always end up where you intend.

Reputation Management

Much of email delivery depends on your reputation, which is attached to your IPs and domains.

Please note that there might be different types of setups where you can either influence these things or not:

  • If you’re **running your own server **(or VPS – virtual private server) or a bunch of servers with Plesk for shared hosting with WHMCS, you have full influence and control about the following settings.
  • If you’re an **end customer or reseller **of a service provider or hoster using Plesk, unfortunately only your hosting provider can do these modifications for you. In case you want to regain control of your environments, it’s time to move your shared hosting account to your own VPS!
  • If you run Plesk on one of the hyperscale cloud providers such as DigitalOcean, Linode, AWS/Lightsail, Azure, or Google, your default email / SMTP (Port 25 or not) might be blocked on the infrastructure level. If that’s the case, you might need to contact their support to unblock it. In addition, also check that you’re receiving a reverse DNS entry for your IP that is required for operating an email server properly.

The two key-factors that we can influence are:

**1. Ensure other servers can distinguish **between genuine email coming from your server and spam coming from other servers, pretending to come from your server. If you don’t, a spammer can burn your hard-earned reputation while delivering their spam.

You can ensure this by enabling DKIM/DMARC and SPF protection in Plesk under “Server-Wide Mail Settings”.

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Best Email marketing strategy for Business to Reach Customer

A company can plan when to send time-based promotions or non-promotional emails using an email marketing strategy. With an email marketing strategy in place, marketers can plan out their email advertising process ahead of time.Top Email Marketing Platform

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Is Full-Stack Developer A Vaccine For Startups?

There's a wise old saying: "Working with a full stack developer can lead to better technology solutions." And in recent years, this saying has proven to be true for many startups.

In the last few years, we have heard a lot about full-stack developers.

We know that a full-stack developer is a person who has complete knowledge of the different layers involved in application development. Whether you are dealing with the front or back end or working in the business layer, they take care of everything with ease.

But did you wonder why a full-stack developer is so important for a startup? 

This blog will answer all such queries. So let's get started.

The Demand for Full-Stack Developers

As per a development report published recently, it was seen that there had been a 206% increase in demand for full-stack developers from 2018 to 2020. This is because more companies seek multifaceted skills. 


Full-stack developers or a full-stack development company are able to take care of all the development needs of your project. So whether it's front-end or back-end development or enterprise layer development, they are competent to work on everything. You can always hire full-stack developers for your business needs.

What can a Full-Stack Developer Do?

In terms of software development, there are front-end developers and back-end developers. Front-end developers create the interface, while backend developers design the software. 

A full-stack developer can do everything. They take care of application design, server-side scripting, client-side coding, coding, administration, database creation, and any other project development needs.

The following are the responsibilities of a full stack developer that you hire:

  • Manage web development

  • Code applications and programs

  • Solve problems

  • Coordinate with other team members and developers

  • Think about testing techniques for web applications

In short, a full-stack developer has a strong understanding of the technologies that determine how a website looks, functions, and functions. The said developer must have a working knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, Angular, Ruby, MySQL, Node, MongoDB, Apache, etc. The knowledge to work with animations and design will add a bonus point to a candidate's portfolio.

Over time, the skills required for full-stack development have expanded and evolved. Long ago, the LAMP stack included Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It is more than MEAN and beyond today. 

Currently, a typical mean stack development service provides developers who can perform front-end development using JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and other JS frameworks; for the backend, they use Express and Node, and for databases, they follow MySQL and MongoDB.

Top Reasons to Hire Full-Stack Developers

  • Effective troubleshooting

When hiring a full-stack developer, companies are always looking for candidates who are capable of solving a problem. Full-stack developers are competent to handle all aspects of the project. They prove to be a practical solution for startups that are not willing to spend more money on many developers.

  • Wide range of technology skills

The main reason companies choose full-stack developers for their projects is their potential rather than their knowledge. Over time, companies teach them the skills they want them to have. In this way, in a few years, they learn different technological skills as the company expands.

  • Executive and management skills

Companies like to have people with business experience on board. A full-stack developer has the knowledge and expertise to work on the front-end, backend, and media architecture layers. This means that they are capable of performing better than an individual front-end or backend developer.

  • Economic

As full-stack developers can develop all aspects of a project, it is not necessary to form a team of experts. They will easily handle the project without help from anyone. This will save the right amount of money for the recruiting team.

  • Faster development process

Full-stack developers know different technologies, tools, and techniques. This means that when they take the project, they will be able to complete it faster. They will spend less time discussing and collaborating with the team on the project.

Benefits of Full-Stack Developers for Startups and Small Businesses

  • Established developers

Full-stack developers have enough experience to create outstanding features for the final product, which will be able to excite the market. They have the ability to build a complete product from scratch. If you want to gain some benefits from your product, you will have to collaborate with these experts. Remember that not all developers are capable of handling the project from a 360-degree perspective.

  • Versatility

A full-stack developer is able to work equally well on the front-end and the backend of a website or application. Front-end developers write code using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, which are able to control the appearance of the solution and how it interacts with the browser and users. Backend developers write code that connects the website or application with other content management systems. A full-stack developer is capable of handling both tasks. They are focused on meeting customer expectations and finding solutions on their own.

 

  • Vast experience

Full-stack developers take on different web projects. This has helped them gain in-depth knowledge of various technologies and the experience to find quick solutions in web and application development. Such understanding and knowledge improve the performance of the project and its reception in the market.

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The main advantage of choosing a full-stack developer for your project is that they will come up with the complete structure of the project and offer their valuable input to the project as needed. Their services go beyond project development to maintain and optimize existing solutions.

  • Upgrades

Web design plays a crucial role in whether most people love or reject a website. Full-stack developers will make sure that the website is pretty user-friendly. They keep up with trends and technological innovations. To make sure their clients get the best interactive and responsive website, the developers implement intelligent features in their projects.

  • Troubleshooting issues

Full-stack developers have complete knowledge and experience of the different stages and aspects of website development. They are skilled enough to identify problems that may arise during the development of the project. They will propose long-term solutions to ensure that the website or application works optimally based on their findings.

  • All-inclusive

In addition to leading your web project and enabling enhancements to it, full-stack developers move to the level of representing your product to stakeholders or your company at conferences. They can move quickly from one operation to another with ease, streamlining the development process.

  • Economic

If you are on a tight budget but want to create a fantastic website, then you should consider hiring full developers for the job. You can even think about having a remote full-stack developer for the project. As such, a developer is capable of handling all aspects of project development; you won't have to hire different people for the job. This will save you a lot of money.

  • Delivery time

It will be easy for developers to share responsibilities among the team and coordinate with each other for better project progress. This will result in faster delivery of the project.

  • Project ownership

When you hire full-stack developers for your project, you can be sure that they will take care of everything. Such a developer will be able to develop MVP from start to finish. If you hire a full-stack developer in the middle of the project, even then, you'll find a way to join the flow seamlessly. Such a developer will work towards quality control of the design project.

 

 

Summing Up

So these were the advantages of hiring a full-stack developer. I hope you have noted the changes that a full-stack developer can bring to the table and in your company. However, working with a full-stack developer is the best way to work with a top full-stack development company in India.

It is a good idea that full-stack development companies bring to your projects are phenomenal and groundbreaking due to the expertise and experience that full-stack development companies bring to your projects.

If you have any other queries or suggestions, feel free to comment below.

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