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How Source Code Control Works

If you’re new here, I’d recommend that you start here and read about why I’m sharing all of my learnings on building technology products. You’ve got your team of developers ready to get going on the new project. One of the first things they ask you to do is set up an account on Github for […]

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How to Choose A Development Language

Whether you’ve got a technical co-founder or you’re hiring an outside firm for developing your product, one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is what language(s) your product will be built in. Sometimes these decisions are made for you, as is the case for any of the mobile platforms. However, if your product […]

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Build Fireproof Technology Products

How I Got to Now I came out of college in the 90’s with an accounting and finance degree, and no real love for computers or technology. It didn’t take long, however, to figure out that the internet was where the future was, and I needed to get involved. I did everything I could possibly […]

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Software Development Lessons from Pixar

I came across this article on First Round about the similarities between making movies and building software at Pixar and wanted to call out a couple of things that I found really interesting. Transparency We also had a “story room” that contained all of these storyboards up on the walls, encompassing the design for the entire system […]

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Programming by teaching – Dr. Guillaume Bouchard

The future of programming is not teaching everyone how to code, which is the current and popular path.  The future of programming is, I am convinced, teaching computers how to better understand human instruction. It is the only way to scale creativity and progress quickly enough. In the video below, Dr. Guillaume Bouchard talks about […]

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Faster Software Development

If you’re building software and you’ve got a decision to make about how you run your organization, or what technology you might want to use, the very first question you should ask is: Will it make us faster while not sacrificing essential quality? Every Decision Matters   Over the past eight months I’ve had the […]

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