Welcome! StartupCTO is dedicated to helping technology startups and other small development teams create better software, faster. Building good software quickly is hard, and even companies as large and experienced as Microsoft have trouble with it (witness the Windows Live initiative).
In my work as a software engineer at various startups here in the Bay Area, many people I’ve talked to say that it’s a bit of a ‘black art’… there is a lot of theoretical knowledge out there, but not that much practical guidance. And much of what is out there is hidden away in books and distributed via seminars, neither of which are easily Googleable (Google Book Search notwithstanding). With the articles, how-to guides, and templates on this site, I hope to give everyone insight into this mysterious art and a leg up on their own projects.
I do know that I don’t have all the answers, and I’d like to encourage you to post comments on the content, or, if you’re interested, even consider editing the content yourself (email me to get a login). The more voices, the better.
If you have questions, comments, or are considering writing an article, please feel free to get in touch with me. And if you’d just like more background on me, visit my personal website or my LinkedIn Profile.
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