These are some highly recommended books for startups Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/awK9vK
I have compiled a list of blogs which Mashapers read regularly. Apart from Hacker News which has become my daily drug, we go through every blog mentioned below at least once a week 🙂
Hacker News was created by the Y-Combinator team, and acts more like a moderated hacker voice. It has become my daily morning read, and first source of information to discover what’s happening out there.
Founded by Michael Arrington in 2005, TechCrunch has quickly become the standard for tech startups news.…
Paul Graham Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/d8zi2
We extracted the key points from a talk by Paul Graham titled Paul Graham’s Lessons For Startups 2006
– iterate based on users’ reactions & create a sense of urgency to fix live bugs
Keep pumping out features
– force yourself to improve by listening to users & avoiding complexity, continuous improvement is great marketing
Make users happy
– show users what the software does, loyal users are worth more than gold
Fear the right things
– worry about startups and future competitors, not big companies or current competitors. Top concerns: internal miscues,…
, a unique and handy linux distribution that provides a means of performing high load stress testing on systems, has seen a new release.
StressLinux contains a number of applications such as stress, cpuburn, hddtemp, and lm_sensors and is built entirely for the purpose of providing users with a way to test their system(s) entirely on high load and monitor the health.
From the release announcement on the StressLinux website:
This release (0.4.136) is the first one which is available as 32-bit and 64-bit build, contains all official updates from the base distribution and additionally updates the following packages…
Sand Hill Road is a road in Menlo Park, California, notable for its concentration of venture capital companies. Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/853kZ
Raising venture capital is like adding rocket fuel to your business. For most businesses this is not warranted, creates the wrong incentives and even if it was successful, the dilution resulting from multiple rounds of VC funding means that the founders do not make enough personal money when the business is ultimately sold.
Raise a small round of capital
: $20k – $200k from the three F’s (friends, family and fools)
Use this to build a “good enough” product
The rumors about Google’s redesign are true, and you can try out the new Google Search with a very simple method.
1. Go to Google.com.
2. Paste in the search bar this code below:
3. Click on “Google Search” button
4. Here we go! You are in the new Google!
We came across this article by Jacob Kaplan-Moss
titled “What to write
“. The article shares some great tips on writing great technical documentation. We’ve reproduced some parts of the article and summarized some main points below which we think would be the most useful for Mashapers.
Formats of a technical documentation
A well-documented project needs to provide many different forms of documentation. At a high level, you can break down the different types of technical documentation you need to provide into three different formats:
Overviews and topical guides to the various conceptual areas of your project, …
Here at Mashape
, we are working on a dashboard in Google Web Toolkit
GWT is a very interesting project. You can find a lot of useful plugins and an active community. The main issue is that you can’t run GWT and its Eclipse plugin in a pure 64bit environment.
Here’s my problem: my laptop was a pure 64 bit environment. (Trust me, it was not easy to keep it so “pure” in its 2 years of life)
To run GWT on Debian 64bit, I had to follow the steps mentioned on this GWT issue forum: http://code.google.com/p/google-web-toolkit/issues/detail?id=135#c57