Basecamp

1999
Chicago, IL, USA
Jun 11, 2020   |  By Jorge Manrubia
We recently deleted over three million accounts across all our apps. This was the answer to a question we asked ourselves last year: what should we do about accounts that weren’t cancelled, but weren’t used either? Should we keep hold of their data forever? That felt wrong – we promise to delete data when you cancel your account. Keeping so much data around felt like we weren’t living up to that promise, and felt like a liability, so we decided to do something about it.
May 7, 2020   |  By DHH
We’ve been teaching people how to do remote work well for the better part of two decades. We wrote a whole book about the topic in 2013, called REMOTE: Office Not Required. Basecamp has been a remote company since day one, and our software is sold as an all-in-one toolkit for remote work. Yeah, we’re big on remote work! So now that COVID-19 has forced a lot of companies to move to remote work, it’s doubly important that we do our part to help those new to the practice settle in.
Apr 28, 2020   |  By DHH
There’s no perfect process for hiring great programmers, but there are plenty of terrible ways to screw it up. We’ve rejected the industry stables of grilling candidates in front of a whiteboard or needling them with brain teasers since the start at Basecamp. But you’re not getting around showing real code when applying for a job here. In the early days of the company, we hired programmers almost exclusively from the open source community.
Apr 20, 2020   |  By Blake Stoddard
Basecamp’s newest product HEY has lived on Kubernetes since development first began. While our applications are majestic monoliths, a product like HEY has numerous supporting services that run along-side the main app like our mail pipeline (Postfix and friends), Resque (and Resque Scheduler), and nginx, making Kubernetes a great orchestration option for us.
Apr 8, 2020   |  By DHH
The vast majority of web applications should start life as a Majestic Monolith: A single codebase that does everything the application needs to do. This is in contrast to a constellation of services, whether micro or macro, that tries to carve up the application into little islands each doing a piece of the overall work. And the vast majority of web applications will continue to be served well by The Majestic Monolith for their entire lifespan.
Oct 25, 2018   |  By Basecamp
The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application
Jun 15, 2020   |  By Basecamp
Email's been broken for years. Not anymore — we fixed it. HEY’s fresh approach transforms email into something you want to use, not something you’re forced to deal with. HEY.com. In this detailed walkthrough, we take you through the product - showing you what's different, what's better, and how HEY is unlike anything that's come before it.
Sep 4, 2018   |  By Basecamp
A quick look at Basecamp 3 when you've just been invited to it.
Jan 23, 2017   |  By Basecamp
Status meetings waste time and are boring for everyone involved. Replace them with Automatic Check-ins.
Jan 16, 2017   |  By Basecamp
If you want to keep access to a project but don't want all the notification noise, unfollow the project. Here's how.
Jan 12, 2017   |  By Basecamp
In a busy account, it's better to turn off your email notifications and use the Hey! menu to see what's new. Here's how.