Once you’ve figured out what kind of product you want to create, the biggest hurdle to get it in front of customers is finding the right price.
I came across an article called “How DevOps is Killing the Developer.” It mourns the rise of DevOps and an ever increasing set of skills a developer has to have to work in the resource-constrained environment of a startup. The assumption is that a developer has to fill all these roles even though his position is at the top of the company’s hierarchy and no one else can do what they can.
We love grand ideas. As engineers in particular, we like the idea of building something big that solves an idea we’ve had. We love sweating the details, we love refining architecture, we love building the right tools for the job.
I used to have this beautiful dream that I’d some day open my own coffee shop.
Just recently I told you to disregard new and technology unknown to you when you’re building a product and a business from scratch. This is quite important, as in the uncertain beginnings of a new product, it’s better to be safe than sorry when choosing technology, as long as its future is uncertain. Whether we like it or not, most products’ and businesses’ futures are, especially when they’re just starting out.