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Do hiring managers have a hard time accepting developers who have a “business look alike” personal app but are NOT entrepreneurs? [closed]

Directly post graduation from University, I decided to build my own web app (Ease My Day) while waiting to get a job as a software Engineer. The reasons to build this app: Gain solid hands on ...
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How to collect seed data for a Products/Services User review website?

Data = information like name, address of local businesses. Companies, their products, services etc. Once users start engaging then they themselves can add/edit data wikipedia style. because if there ...
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Is there such a concept as “pseudo implementation” in software development?

I'm looking for a label to describe the practice of using human-based computation methods or other means of "faking" an algorithm for the sake of getting a product or demo off the ground quickly ...
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Best practices for App Idea ownership and shares

I am developing apps on my sparetime. I am the sole developer, and two non-programmer friends of mine provide vision, content, algorithms and ideas. We always agree happily on all the features, todos ...
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Are the goals of Startup Weekend realistic? [closed]

I'm planning to attend Startup Weekend and I'm trying to see if what they're pitching is actually viable. On their front page, they say: No talk. All action. Launch a startup in 54 hours. Is ...
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Client bankrupt, solution left fallow, what do you do? [closed]

Have you ever built a solution for a client and in the months to follow, the client goes bankrupt and so can't accept the work done? What do you do? Re-purpose the code, and "put it out there"? Leave ...
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Is it better to team up with a designer, or to piece out design work to a contractor?

I am clueless when it comes to design but I am proficient in programming. If you are a programmer who lacks visual design skills, what has worked best for you -- to pair up with a graphic designer or ...
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How to deal with potential enterpreneur developer in a IT startup

In a software startup, how can we deal with the main developers/programmers of the company who are good at design and communication, and also have entrepreneurial skills? How do we get them work for ...
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Where can you find your first customers as a freelancer? [closed]

I want to start doing freelance work, but no matter how I look at it, it seems like the best way to get customers and to have work most of the time, you have to already be in the freelancing game. ...
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How can I remove my fear of doing freelancing work?

I usually work in a web design company, but my manager also has his own company. He is a designer basically and he catches the projects with clients and then I do his work during weekends or whenever ...
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Do companies hire software developers that are aspiring entrepreneurs?

There are developers out there that not only write code and solve problems, but aspire to one day be an entrepreneur and run their own company. They may participate in open source projects, go to ...
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When and how a programmer should start own business? [closed]

The title says it all but here's some explanation of what I want to know: Let's suppose a programmer has around 5 years of experience in multiple, mainstream languages. Also suppose that the ...
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Ready to Open source the software, but want to make some money out of it

I'm an UG Student and an Entrepreneur. I have started a small company with which I'm trying to provide solutions, to various companies in my city, through my software. I put in 30-40 hours of coding ...
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What should I know before starting a software company? [closed]

Seeing that so many of my friends are unemployed, some of my frinds and I are planning to create a small software company. What are the basic things we should know and do? Are there things specific ...
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How does one build skills to be a successful software entrepreneur?

I'm a mid-to-senior level SDET, and I currently have no managerial experience (although I hope to pick some up in about 5 years). At some point in the distant future (say, 10–15 years from now), I'd ...
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Which is more valuable in product development: an action-oriented or visionary bent?

As a software development professional in a fairly conservative large-firm, I always had a much more action-oriented bent, as my job was fairly stable and all that mattered was doing as I was told and ...
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Javascript business model

Does anyone know anything about slidedeck's business model (see link below)? These guys are a javascript component that they sell online. As the tech savvy know - It's very difficult to sell ...
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How to self Motivate technically to put my ideas into execution or just getting a job at MNC like google or microsoft [duplicate]

I mean, How to self Motivate to get a job at google or create another google in future. ,as there is no mentor who can guide me on this topic, so asked it here: I'm a Graduate in BE IT,but with ...
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Essential roles for web application team

Some friends of mine came up with an idea for a web application which we (so far) think could be great. I made the analysis and all the early stages of the development process and I'm about to start ...
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Inspiring Computer Science College Student Stories?

After watching "The Social Network", a movie about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, I had a productivity spike as it inspired me to learn many different languages and software. That spike has been ...
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Starting small custom development company, type of niches to target?

This is kind of a new years thing for me as I want to be more entrepreneurial going forward with programming and this is kind of a general question for anyone who may share the same ambitions as me. I ...
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Cloud computing / web hosting solution suggestion [closed]

I am in the initial stage of analyzing a platform for my startup and I am exploring both the cloud computing and web hosting before I initiate developement. I am quite proficient in both .NET and the ...
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How do you react to non-programmers with ideas of 'The Next Big Thing'?

Recently and quite often, people with no programming background come and say they have this great idea that can be the next big thing and that the idea(s) is worth a fortune by itself. Then as they ...