I decided to spend some time with Excel trying to do a look back at how things are doing. I am not going to give you numbers, but the trends in the data are interesting. All the data is relevant to this year only.
Tell me that the top one doesn’t remind you of a rude gesture. As you can see, NHibernate rules the roost here, on the bottom, it is even clearer. I think that a lot of that is that I am closely related to NHibernate that is making the difference.
Looking at the data over time gives me a very interesting perspective about the introduction of subscriptions. That was expected, but I don’t think that I really grokked that. Looking at the bottom image, I can tell you that subscriptions are pretty big, from the point of view of license numbers, but they are much weaker from the point of view of money in the bank.I knew that, I even wanted that, since the whole point of subscriptions was to get sustainable revenue stream rather than money today. But I wasn’t really ready for that.
This one is particularly annoying, because there is a dry spot around the 20th every single month, and I get abandonment anxiety at that time.
That is it for now :-)