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Infographic: Companies With the Most APIs

Infographic: Companies With the Most APIs | CTO School | Scoop.it

It’s clear by the running total on the ProgrammableWeb homepage that there are a lot of APIs. In addition to a lot of companies with APIs, there are companies with a lot of APIs. Google has the most–surprised? You may be at some others than make the list, from social networks to online marketplaces.


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What I Learned Building Medium (So Far)

What I Learned Building Medium (So Far) | CTO School | Scoop.it
As of November 2012

We’re now eight months into building Medium, having started in earnest in February of this year. In August, we launched…
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Why mobile web apps are slow

Why mobile web apps are slow | CTO School | Scoop.it
I've had an unusual number of interesting conversations spin out of my previous article documenting that mobile web apps are slow.  This has sparked some discussion, both online and IRL.  But sadly...
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Why Every Company Needs A DevOps Team Now - Feld Thoughts

Why Every Company Needs A DevOps Team Now - Feld Thoughts | CTO School | Scoop.it
An increasing number of companies we are investors in are focused on DevOps. A year or so ago I read an early draft of a new book titled The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.
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88 Hiring Hacks For Startups

88 Hiring Hacks For Startups | CTO School | Scoop.it
Hiring at a startup can be a challenge: it needs to be fast, incredibly high quality, and low cost. Here are 88 practical, actionable ideas that have worked for us (or someone else).
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Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering?

Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering? | CTO School | Scoop.it
I recently did a post for startups on understanding sales people. A few people asked me to try and define the perfect startup organization chart.  I don't believe that one exists.  Every team confi...
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Startup Advice: When to Use a Consulting CTO

There are not many to be found. He or she might call himself a "consulting CTO," "freelance CTO," "on-demand CTO," "CTO on call," "CTO for hire," or just a "technology strategy advisor." Most likel...
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Where to find all the great recruits?

Where to find all the great recruits? | CTO School | Scoop.it
Engineers I'd love to work with againI've recently begun the recruiting process at bitly (where I'm looking for just about every type of engineer).
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Recruitment Observations – Getting your next job

Recruitment Observations – Getting your next job | CTO School | Scoop.it
Over the past 15 years, I have read over 4,000 resumes, interviewed over 300 candidates, and recruited over 100 employees.  This blog post talks about my recruitment observations over the years with advice to those seeking to be interviewed and how...
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Resources for Devops Practitioners

Resources for Devops Practitioners | CTO School | Scoop.it
I gave an introductory talk at NYC's CTO School, titled Practitioner's Guide to Devops. This post lists some devops-related resources for attendees of that talk, and others who may be interested. D...
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The presentation addressed the fact that a lot of DevOps movement is about cultural shift and breaking down barriers between application development and operations people.

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The secret to a great company culture (Hint: It's not happiness or free food)

The secret to a great company culture (Hint: It's not happiness or free food) | CTO School | Scoop.it
The term "company culture" gets tossed around a lot. It's usually synonymous with the idea of optimizing for happiness and creativity, by shucking traditional corporate values and supporting "hands...
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Cost-Aware Architectures

Cost-Aware Architectures | CTO School | Scoop.it
As engineers we are remarkably badly trained in thinking about cost. I don’t mean some big O order of magnitude cost but real dollar cost. Y…
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Reinvention Required

Reinvention Required | CTO School | Scoop.it
Yesterday Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the largest reorganization that the Redmond company has seen in years.

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Find and Talk to other Startup Founders of Similar Startups

Find and Talk to other Startup Founders of Similar Startups | CTO School | Scoop.it
One of the recommendations I make all the time to startup founders, is to find other founders who have tackled similar problems as yours and talk to them about how they solved these problems.
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3 types of factors which startups seek to learn to establish product-market fit

3 types of factors which startups seek to learn to establish product-market fit | CTO School | Scoop.it
A good table outlining important factors that evolve through learning for startups as they seek to establish product-market fit.   This is from an article by Mark Leslie and Charles Holloway "The enterprise sales learning curve".
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Effective Technical Leadership

Effective Technical Leadership | CTO School | Scoop.it
Most successful projects have a single engineer responsible for driving the project forward while ensuring that strong technical decisions a… (“Effective Technical Leadership” by @guitardave24 http://t.co/v4aOSliUMi)...
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Great overview of key issues for technical leadership.  

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Road to REST

Road to REST | CTO School | Scoop.it
Rickard Oberg explains how to expose use-cases to solve the linking problem in RESTful APIs, and how this will simplify both API development, documentation, as well as client development.
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Great talk about how an initial simple REST API focuses on resources had some limitations, and how they moved to a use case-focused API, and moved to HATEOAS architecture. 

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