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How can one recognize whether a product company has a chance to be truly
successful, or well, it's doomed for a somewhat vegetative existence? If I had
the decent answer to that problem, I'd probably be crazy rich already - so the
fact is: I don't. But I think I...
Pros and cons of both product-oriented and project-oriented development are well
known, but some companies try to mix both paradigms, apparently to get the best
of both worlds. How does it look alike in practice? Does it make sense? What are
Let's start with the basics. Project-upon-product: how...
I'm a serial note-taker. I've used dozens of apps to improve my note-taking: tag
information, simplify formatting, improve navigation, etc. I wasn't limiting
myself to free software only: paying for software was never an issue - as long
as the software was adding some real value. Some of...
Last week we've released a new mobile app for our business users (we have a
SaaS-enabled Marketplace, so we have apps for those businesses' customers as
well). There were no advertisements, no marketing, no previews. We were
polishing it quietly, alpha & beta testing it, getting some early feedback in an...
> TL;DR Over the next few years we'll likely see another big shift in software
developement industry -> basic app building knowledge will commoditize & another
generation of smaller & bigger development centers will pop up. This model is
highly inefficient & in majority of cases results in creating crap, but market
> TL;DR No org composition is perfect & given forever - things that didn't matter
much when you were 10 may suffocate your whole engineering unit when it grows to
30. That's why engineering units should keep evolving - to make sure that local
maximum (at some point in time) won't...
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