The Inedo tag line is "because it's more than just code." That may sound kitschy to some, but it's something we're passionate about. It doesn't matter how elegant your architecture is, how beautifully written your code is, or how many unit tests you have if you can't reliably and repeatedly deploy changes to your applications.
Our products play an important role in this delivery process and help all kinds of code -- good, bad, old, and new -- go safely on to production. And should bugs find their way in your code, we want to make sure you can test and deploy fixes as fast as you can write them.
Inedo got its start in 2003 as a custom software and development training company. By 2007, after implementing successful software projects at a number of firms including Network Parking, Cleveland Clinic, and ArcelorMittal, we decided to try something different and build our own software product.
We had plenty of first-hand experience in helping companies automate their builds and deployments and, after a year or so of "part-time" development, we went alpha and started using BuildMaster for our own projects. It was a game changer for us.
In 2009, Wayne-Dalton became our first-ever beta users and, after launching BuildMaster 1.0 a few months later, we started seeing sales come through. By the end of 2010, we transitioned all of our non-BuildMaster work to other firms and, with only BuildMaster and BuildMaster-related professional services, remained profitable in 2011.
We went beta with ProGet in February of 2012, and are continuing to improve our products with new features and grow as a company. Speaking of which, we're hiring.
What Does "Inedo" Mean?
We're often asked about the meaning behind our name. As it so happens, "inedo" is a compound word comprised of in (the common English word) and edo (the Japanese Renaissance period) -- the combination of which imbue our philosophy of rethinking and renewing the way in which we build software.
Our name has absolutely, positively nothing-at-all whatsoever to do with the fact that it was an available and cool-sounding five-letter domain name. Really! Oh, and we pronounce it in-ee-doe, but you're welcome to pronounce it differently.