A 2016 article about how AWS came about: How AWS came to be.
This via HN today: Planning & estimating large-scale software projects.
This on HN today: Don’t End The Week With Nothing. It referenced Developer Evangelism: The Whole Story and Jason Cohen – Designing the perfect bootstrapped startup MicroConf 2013 (audio and transcript here). Jason Cohen’s formula is:
Predictable acquisition of recurring revenue with an annual pre-pay option with a product which solves a demonstrable, enduring pain point for a business.
A fun article on Hacker News today with the maxim: if you’re stuck for over an hour, seek help.
Something I already knew very well from experience but which I was happy to hear again: A megacorp is not your dream job.
Martin Fowler with Is High Quality Software Worth the Cost?. Yes, he says; sort of.
Technical debt as a lack of understanding popped up on lobste.rs today, and I thought it was pretty good. An interesting admonition of a corporate wiki that I’m not sure I agree with… also a brief YouTube video of Ward Cunningham who invented the term “technical debt” after reading, of all people, Lakoff and Johnson, my heroes! :)
Today I came across this article: Be Customer-Focused: 4 Basic Tactics. An easy read and food for thought.