A couple of years ago, a group of us decided to try something different: to create an online service to help people learn to program. Along the way we learned a lot about operating a large-scale web service, about the interesting legal and privacy situations that come into play when you’re running a service that talks to other services, about technologies like JSON and AJAX and Silverlight, about the frustrations of targeting multiple browsers, and about how to have a great time.
As you’ve probably read by now, we’ve made the call to shut Popfly down on August 24.
But that’s not what this post is about. It’s about passionate response and kind words we got from our users when we announced we were shutting down the beta. I’ve tried to reply individually to everyone who wrote asking questions or saying how sorry they were and am sorry if I missed anyone.
Some of the most common questions were: