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A Guide to Hiring for your Startup

On April 30, 2015, I gave a talk called "A Guide to Hiring for your Startup", where I discussed what to look for in a candidates, where to find them, how to inter...

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Migrating from Blogger to GitHub Pages and launching the new ybrikman.com

Around 2007, I created my home page on a free PHP host and a blog on Blogger. The two websites have served me well for nearly 8 years, but they were long past du...

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The Competent Programmer

In literature, The Competent (Wo)man is a character who exhibits a very wide range of abilities and knowledge. The idea is similar to a Polymath or a Renaissanc...

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What does it mean for a software company/startup to be able to iterate quickly?

My answer on Quora to What does it mean for a software company/startup to be able to iterate quickly?:

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How can you validate an idea before jumping in and actually implementing it?

My answer on Quora to How can you validate an idea before jumping in and actually implementing it?:

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What do you give a child as good reasons for why he/she should read?

My answer on Quora to What do you give a child as good reasons for why he/she should read?:

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Hello, Startup

Update: The book is now published! Get yourself a copy at hello-startup.net!

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Are static typing and functional programming winning?

Inspired by a reddit discussion, I decided to create short blog post to ask two questions:

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Node.js vs Play Framework

Here’s the showdown you’ve been waiting for: Node.js vs Play Framework. Both are popular open source web frameworks that are built for developer productivity, asy...

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The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads—and that's ok.

There is a meme going around that too many programmers are wasting their careers working on meaningless software: they spend all their time trying to get people...

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