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Shawn Stratton's Blog:
Startups and Working Environments
April 07, 2009 @ 10:22:47

Shawn Stratton has an interesting new post to his blog about startups, working environments and a few ideas that could change things a good bit for the average developer's workplace.

I've come to several conclusions after making observations on several articles by successful founders, thinking back on the startups I've seen and interacted with, and seeing the common mistakes that have been made thus far in the businesses and projects I've been involved in and let me just state that it has been a most interesting journey.

He suggests a few things that could make up an "idea workspace" scenario including less (required) work hours and more time off, giving full benefits, promoting an open environment instead of a "cube farm" and the encouragement to always keep learning. He even suggests something that could help make it easier - replacing a lot of the usual means (like books and training courses) with a Kindle loaded and ready to go.

I'm hereby making an open call for people to argue with or contribute to my ideas, let's fix what's wrong with the current corporations and thereby making our economy and our lifestyles sick and dying.

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Symfony Blog:
Who Wants a Free Web Application?
January 26, 2009 @ 12:54:49

The symfony blog has announced a new initiative for developers using their framework to get involved in - creating a website for a cause. The first step? Identifying the causes:

This event will take on the basic structure of other 48 hour web application development competitions, such as Rails Rumble, but with a special twist unique to symfony. The applications we create during the course of the competition will be gifted to different socially-minded organizations around the world. Once the fun is over, our work will live on and hopefully do a lot of good.

Since the first step involves identifying the causes the sites will be created for, they've laid out a few guidelines to help you submit the cause of your choice.

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The Bakery:
How I Built a Web 2.0 Dating Site in 66.5 Hours
March 30, 2007 @ 15:53:00

On the Bakery (the CakePHP blog), there's a new case study on how a group of developers created a "Web 2.0 dating site in 66.5 hours" (just short of 3 days worth of work).

Let this be a testament to Web 2.0 and the effectiveness of rapid development frameworks: I built a full-featured dating website (http://mingle2.com), from concept to launch, in 66.5 hours. In a typical 9-5 job this would amount to about a week and a half. Deliverables included: the idea, planning, design, development, testing, and launch.

The study is broken up into the (long list of) key steps that were followed:

  • Identify an Opportunity
  • Brain-dump
  • Generate ideas from your competition
  • Brain-dump some more
  • Have a specific goal, don't try to make the website do everything
  • Keep. It. Simple. Stupid
  • Minimize interference
  • Avoid "feature creep"
  • Web 2.0 names are going to be very tacky in a few years
  • If you get stuck on something, put it on the backburner
  • Prioritize features so you can give prominent real estate to those that need it
  • Put a lot of work into the functional mockups
  • Mix it up, keep things interesting
And finally, "The Design" where he looked at achieving balance, got a "holy crap, that's pretty" reaction, and to make things look up to date. The end result of the labor is mingle2.com, a 100% free online dating website.

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