techcrunch.com – As the co-founder of a “142-proof” software development agency in the Silicon Valley catering to pre- and post-money companies, I’ve observed quite a bit of variance when it comes to the development process.
The capabilities range wildly, from hack-and-slash “oh shit commits” all the way to buttoned-down tests and infrastructure that makes us all giddy when we see it. It’s pretty much The Good, The Bad and The Fugly.
It boils down to the core competencies of the team and the experience of the technical leadership. What amazes me is how many of these companies start up doing it wrong. Granted, startup companies are under the gun to hurry up and build a great product and find relevance in the market. Never mind about the shiny bells and whistles involved with how it got produced.
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