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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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Are the goals of Startup Weekend realistic?

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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Should fresh grads join startups keeping in mind the future? [closed]

I'll graduate next year and the campus drive has secured me a couple of jobs with what we call the "big" companies. But I had approached a startup recently as I really liked their projects and am also ...
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What programmers should do if there are no tasks in hand for few days? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to productively spend “free time” at the office Sometimes specially in the end of the year in software companies, there are less work for the team, at ...
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Are IT and software industry getting more and more litigious?

The last couple of years I've been observing an exponential growth in the news related IT companies and individuals taking their cases to court, on one side, and the questions concerning legal matters ...
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How are software tests done at tech startups?

I've seen a lot research articles and tech blogs that boast the benefits of software testing. I've convinced on that. But since all the software testing research are conducted by large software ...
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How to present my startup experience in my CV?

I started doing Android mobile development (with a partner) sometime ago. I do this in part time. I'm trying to find out how to display this information in my CV, since I believe it is relevant for ...
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migrating product and team from startup race to quality development [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A simple ways to improve the release quality in RAD environment This is year 3 and product is selling good enough. Now we need to enforce good software development ...
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Starting a new startup/web application, how to choose a hosting provider? [closed]

When creating a new startup related to a web application, how to choose a hosting provider ? Assuming the code of the web application is oriented DDDD (Distributed Domain Driven Development) to ...
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How competitive are Software Engineering startup jobs?

Background: I've worked in a quantitative financial consulting position for the past 4-5 years (financial modeling with Matlab, VBA, Excel mostly). I have a degree in Computer Science (BA) and Math ...
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Is web application startup time really that important?

Had a conversation with someone about adding some initialization code on application startup and he complained about that causing an increasing in the startup time. He couldn't really state a reason ...
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How do you get involved with a Startup? [closed]

As far as I know most startups don't advertise positions and usually don't want to use recruitment agents due to the fees involved. What's the best way for a programmer to get involved with a ...
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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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Small companies and software licensing

Small companies with small budgets may not have have the money to invest in expensive software licenses that they may need for a given development project. This is even more so if the project was a ...
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Freelancing as an individual. Products as a company. Should I integrate the two to grow?

When I started my company in 2005, I began with freelancing projects, but quickly moved to products. My personal site listed my consulting availability and portfolio pieces, which included a selection ...
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How to Identify the Programmers with the Appropriate Skill Sets?

I'd appreciate help in fleshing out a set of criteria or "outline" for determining the most appropriate programmers for my situation as well as avenues to find these programmers. I've put together a ...
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Starting up in a basement and scaling

So I have this 'great' idea in my head that I want to start working on and build a company around it. Been working on desktop development for 5+ years and the idea revolves around the web. My exposure ...
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Choosing an open source license such that maximum value is added to a startup [closed]

There are many companies that produce open source software products, and many business models that these companies can use. I'm particularly interested in companies like 280 North, the company behind ...
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What's the best approach to Facebook integration?

I have a new site/app going live next week (or somewhere close). I know there will be a relatively small (15,000?) very dedicated group of people on Facebook who will be very likely to be interested ...
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One-time income with recurring costs: how to mantain an app in the cloud

You have an idea of a software/app/webapp/website that you would like to spend some effort and implement. Your idea uses a cloud system to keep things up and you think you could earn some money by ...
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Steps in creating a Complex Web Application

Hey guys I have this great idea for a web application, but I am unsure on how to develop it. I know I need a team of people to make it, Developers and Designers, but where do I start? Eventually I ...
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What is the proper way to handle this workflow in TFS

A client of mine is using TFS and asks people to operate in this manner: The developer in India writes the first draft of code The code is published to a workspace (eg 10.1.1.1\TFSName ...
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In reference to .NET development and startups [closed]

Not posting a question of my own per se, but I am a ".NET developer". I read the following article about one startup CEO's opinion of hiring .NET experienced developers. He has some comments on the ...
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Moving from Employee to Business Owner smoothly

I currently work for a company, a big company. I have a contract that states that I need to ask for permission to have another job. Very standard I suppose. I'd like to start trying out some ideas ...
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How to start a Software Company [closed]

I've always been interested in wondering how software companies happen. I find it extremely difficult once you're tied down with car, house, life etc. Funding is always the biggest concern. To make ...
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Where can I find fellow developers who are looking for help to create a startup? [duplicate]

Where can I find fellow developers who are looking for help to create a startup? Are there any collaboration websites whereby people pitch ideas and a group of people 'join' the project in an effort ...
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Is it smart to give idea to company?

I have a few interesting ideas (business ideas) that can be implemented as add-on features of existing business products (web-based products, mostly startups). Based on experience, can anyone let me ...
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Selecting the (right?) technology and environment

We are two developers on the edge of starting new web product development. We are both fans of lean start-up approach and would like to practice continuous deployment. Here comes the dilemma - we ...
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Evaluating a Programmer for Startup

I have sorted through the previous questions and couldn't find a specific answer to the following (and thank you in advance): I have fully developed my idea on paper and am looking to move forward ...
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How to ask the boss to pay for qualifications?

I'm working as a junior developer for a startup company, and have been working here around 7 months now. After 4 months, we had a late quarterly review, and just before the boss mentioned there was a ...
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place to propose a open source project and collaborate on software requirements before start to coding

I'm searching for a web site to start a new open source project. I want to start the developing of a "SPORT training log". I have some developing skill but not all I need (I dont know web coding). ...
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Something like LinqPad for C/C++?

I love the LinqPad not just for the Linq, but also for the various types of simple compile options it provides like single expression, statements and programs for C# and VB. Anyone knows something ...
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A startup as a web-application then later extended as mobile application. How to do it properly?

I have this idea that I want to build. I want to start the idea as a web-app, then move into mobile-app and possible desktop application. The project should have databases (mostly strings). Also ...
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how do early stage startups hire ninja programmers [closed]

I am programmer who just started working on a startup idea. At the moment I want to bring onboard at least one programmer. This programmer should be a ninja - a 10x engineer. Since early days are ...