The early bird registration discount for this year’s Business of Software in Boston expires on Friday. If you are planning to go, sign up now to save $400 off the full price. In addition to speakers like Seth Godin, Joel Spolsky, Dharmesh Shah and Eric Sink, there are excellent networking opportunities with the other 300 [...] Continue reading
Mike and Rob identify and discuss six different techniques that you can use to become more productive with the limited time that you have available. Continue reading
Neil has posted a video of Don Norman (most famous for his book The Design of Everyday Things) speaking at the Business of Software conference last year in San Francisco.
“Imagine you’re on the first slide of your powerpoint presentation and … Continue reading
A lovely new company/customer etiquette has emerged, and small startups are especially suited for capitalizing on it (literally). I hope you’re not ignoring it. Continue reading
This week Bob and Pat talk with Adeo Ressi, creator of the Founder Institute (FI), a unique four-month apprenticeship and training program for startup founders running in multiple cities. Adeo … Continue reading
I’ve embraced a concept that involves investing in websites like real estate. Not “website flipping” as the press seems to categorize anything to do with buying or selling websites, but taking a long-term approach to finding income-generating web properties and building a portfolio. Think Warren Buffett’s buy-and-hold approach vs. speculation (aka “flipping”). This is different [...] Continue reading
#31 All non-trivial abstractions, to some degree, are leaky. Joel Spolsky #32 Five different programmers can solve the same problem five different ways #33 Don’t write 200 lines of code when 10 will do #34 If the “box” is the boundary of constraints and conditions, don’t think outside the box—find the tbox. Andy Hunt, Dave [...]
- Coding gems 1-10 #1 The more dogmatic you are about applying a design method, the fewer real-life problems you are going to solve – P.J. Plauger #2 Let Ruby be Ruby. Let Java…
- Coding gems 21-30 #21 A well-written code is a joy to write and a joy to read. #22 If you can’t explain something to a six-year-old, you really don’t understand it yourself. Albert…
- Coding gems 11-20 #11 Either you code it so simple there are obviously no deficiencies or so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies #12 In a room full of expert software designers,…
I was a judge at last night’s 59 days of code startup competition here in Fresno. Teams had 59 days to create a killer app. One that solves a problem, is marketable, and demos well. Overall it was an impressive showing of local talent. You can view a list of contestants here. The Categories There [...] Continue reading
If you missed the webinar on Monday, you can listen to it here: http://bit.ly/c7FlM8
A special thanks to Matthew of EditMe for having me on to talk about starting a business.
Rob and Mike discuss the five biggest hurdles to starting your startup. Continue reading