DISCLAIMER: Текст написан инженерами команды Fibery (в основном Володей) в назидание молодым поколениям и как памятник сложности современной разработки программного обеспечения.

В тексте присутствует большое количество специальной и нецензурной лексики, поэтому читать рекомендуется инженерам, познавшим даунтайм в продакшене.

ЭТО ВОВА В ЧЕТВЕРГ

Действующие лица:

  • Коллаб — сервис коллаборативных документов в Fibery
  • Вова — разработчик Коллаба
  • Андрей — друг Вовы (тоже разработчик, но ядра)
  • Балансер — неизвестно как устроенный кусок чего-то

БЕСПЕЧНЫЙ ВТОРНИК

27 апреля (вторник) коллаб начал рестартовать по памяти.

Илья поднял лимит и оповестил о проблеме.

Вова посмотрел на график коллаба и подумал, что выросла нагрузка — вот и память подросла.

Решил понаблюдать за сервисом…


Startups are hard 🐝. Nobody has a ready recipe for a successful startup. It’s like life. Nobody has a ready recipe for a fulfilling, happy and successful life neither. Few startups are successful from day one and never really struggle. Most startups do struggle and die. But I think that quite many top startups had a transformative near-death experience that changed everything and help them to find a path to success.

It’s common that near-death experience in life changes everything. Many people reported that it changed their lives. They became more focused, less distracted, more calm, less worried, more enlightened…


Market-fit is hard. Sometimes it’s easy, but usually not. We’ve released Fibery 1.0 almost a year ago as a general no-code solution for small companies to build internal work management processes. We deliberately did not focus on the exact niche to see where Fibery sticks better.

As you can imagine, this broadness leads to quite poor stickiness. And Fibery was hard to market. What is it? Tool for what? It’s not a good replacement for docs, like Notion or Coda, it’s not a good enough work management solution as Asana, it’s not a spreadsheet replacement as Airtable. …


We’ve been working on Fibery.io for almost 4 years already. And we started to use it for our own needs about 2.5 years ago. You can imagine that our work process changed a lot and I’m happy that Fibery survived all the changes from 6 to 20+ people. In this article, I will explain how we use Fibery for product management to track almost everything, from high-level goals to payment transactions.

Fibery is a connected workspace for teams.

I’ll scare you right away just for fun, here are all the Apps in our workspace. …


TLDR: Got $700K tranche 🥑. Cooperation with the new design agency 🦧. Start of a direct sales experiment 🙇‍♂️. Product workspace is coming 🍱. Integrations are coming 🍺. We are looking for Head of Marketing 🐶.

Flashback: #25. Lost August 2020.

Main numbers ( sign shows the changes between June, July, August & September):

Fibery. Connected workspace for teams.Leads/month:       700   → 750  → 700  → 650
Active Accounts: 135 → 140 → 155 → 165
Team size…


TLDR: Vizydrop team will join Fibery in August 👬. Terms Sheet with the VC fund is negotiated and confirmed 🧶. Stability problems resolved 🥢. Performance improved 🐌. New blog delivered 🐡. Fibery sticks better 😛

Flashback:

Main numbers ( sign shows the changes between March, April, May & June):

Fibery. Connected workspace for teams.Leads/month:       600  → 1800 → 1100  → 700
Active Accounts: 70 → 110 → 120 → 135
Team size: 14 → 14 → 14 → 14
Burn rate: $60K → $60K → $60K → 60K/month
MRR: $900 → $1K → $1.7K → $2.2K/month

Overview

In June…


TLDR: $1M confirmed from angels for the seed round 💰. Deeper negotiation with a VC fund 🐿. Tons of content 📚. Largest customer 🗻. Roadmap for the next 3 months is nailed 🏃‍♀️. Chaos 😈.

Flashback:

Main numbers ( sign shows the changes between February, March, April & May):

🍊 Fibery. Connected workspace for teams.Leads/month:       900  → 600  → 1800 → 1100
Active Accounts: 100 → 70 → 110 → 120
Team size: 12 → 14 → 14 → 14
Burn rate: ~$50 → $60 → $60 → 60K/month
MRR: $470 → $900 → $1K → $1.7K/month

We’ve…


My goal is to explain how Fibery is different from Coda and what strengths and weaknesses it has. Coda is a powerful, but weird product.

As the Fibery CEO, I have to switch off the bias. Take this post with a grain of salt.

Philosophy

Coda is a set of powerful docs

The main idea behind Coda is that you can create apps as docs. The idea is very similar to Notion, but realization is much more complex. Coda lacks Notion’s uniformity and grace, but may win you with power features and endless opportunities to apply dozens of workarounds to solve your problem. …


My goal is to explain how Fibery is different from Airtable and what strengths and weaknesses it has. Airtable is a good product. However, it’s not perfect. Let’s find out why.

As the Fibery CEO, I have to switch off the bias. Take this post with a grain of salt.

Philosophy

Airtable is a set of connected tables

It’s easy to describe Airtable DNA with two words: spreadsheet and database. Airtable started as an advanced spreadsheet and evolved into something more significant after that.

Airtable vocabulary: Base, Table, View, Record, Block.

You create Bases (base usually dedicated to some process) and Tables inside Bases. The good thing is that you don’t have to think about…


Usually posts X vs. Y are shallow. This post is not. As the Fibery CEO, I have to switch off the bias. Take this post with a grain of salt.

The major goal is to explain how Fibery is different and what strengths and weaknesses it has. Notion is an awesome product. However, it’s not perfect. Let’s find out why.

Philosophy

Notion is paper

Almost anything in Notion is a page. Workspace is a page. Folder is a page. Document is a page. Databases live inside pages. A Database is a bunch of pages.

In Notion almost everything is a page.

This uniformity is a blessing and a curse. You don’t…

Michael Dubakov

Fibery founder https://fibery.io. I write about systems, software development and products.

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