Having been clear advocates of Skype for quite a long time, a couple of months ago we decided to switch to HipChat instead. Since that moment we’ve been considering ourselves nothing but religious HipChat users happy enough not to come back to Skype again. Well, to be completely honest, we do use Skype but it’s more the exception than the rule.
N. B. The topic is obviously not new with lots of people having strong opinions on it: they either have started benefiting from HipChat much earlier or haven’t accepted it at all. But anyway, there are those who are still deciding or haven’t even considered trying HipChat, and that’s whom we might help in the first place.
And my apologies in advance for being developer-ish and using geeky language :)
I’d like to describe issues we’ve faced before moving to HipChat and reasons for doing it as well as perks we’ve got.