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What You Need to Read This Week
An engineer’s view on business by Alex, who was an engineer at Twitter and started Simple.
Caching is one of the best ways to speed up performance for a semi-static application, but actually implementing it well requires more than just plugging in a cache gem. Mark Nottingham of Rackspace walks through how to set up caching well in this detailed tutorial.
Think of your management team as the support team for your company.
A candid assessment on the failure of 10 early stage products. Good to get a glimpse into what failure looks like and what you learn from it.
A lean startup builds features and iterates quickly, but a well architected system looks like it was built with the foresight of every feature and not a clock-cycle more. How does a good systems architect balance these two opposing priorities?
The best thing about startups is you get to work with great people on interesting projects even if the startup doesn’t turn into Facebook.
Ryan Dahl talks about the history of Node and why he created it.
People don’t buy what you do. They buy why you do it.
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