Introducing Dabble

You might have noticed that we havent posted anything to this blog lately.

Thats not because were lazy. Thats not the only reason, anyway. Its because weve been busy taking some of our thoughts on incrementality, hidden power, and the long tail of radically tailorable software, and turning them into code.

Were pretty happy with where weve gotten so far, and were ready to share what were doing with a few more people. So as of today, were collecting email addresses on the Smallthought front page, and we plan to start sending out beta invites over the coming weeks as capacity allows. At the same time, well be posting some screenshots, movies, and descriptions to this blog to give everyone a peek at what weve been doing and why.

So, what have we been working on? Were calling it Dabble, with emphasis on the Db: its a database system for dabblers. Wed naturally be happy if professional developers, DBAs, and business analysts find our system useful, but we wont be satisfied until we have something that works for everyone in the millions of small businesses and teams for whom data management is purely a sideline, a necessary evil of doing whatever line of work theyre really in.

But more than that: Dabble is for everyone that wants to experiment with their data, evolve it, explore it, improve it incrementally and interactively. We like to think that Dabble is to most database systems as finger paints or plasticine are to granite and chisel: something that lets you stick your hands in your data, roll it around, play with it, and most importantly, never set in stone.

Want to know more? Check it out. Leave us your email address or drop us a line. And watch this space.

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