MacVoices #18068: Daniel Jalkut Discusses MarsEdit 4, and “Sweating The Details” of Software Development

Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software provides a look at MarsEdit 4, his program that lets you create and edit blog posts offline. Some of MarsEdit’s new features, what blogging platforms are support and why (or why not), and how he is a user of his own software start out the conversation, but it quickly turns to the more philosophical aspects of software development. Daniel shares some thoughts on inspiration, feature prioritization, and why programming shortcuts are just that.

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Daniel Jalkut is the founder of Red Sweater, where he develops MarsEdit, the popular blog editing software for the Mac. He has been an active participant in the Mac and iOS communities, sharing bits of wisdom on his company blog, the Bitsplitting blog, and on Twitter. He is also one of the familiar voices from the popular indie-developer podcast Core Intuition.