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We’re very excited to launch our first ebook, A Client’s Guide to Prototyping. If you haven’t heard, here at Haught Codeworks we build a lot of software prototypes. Over the years we’ve found we are having the same conversations over and over with clients and potential clients; so we put our knowledge and experience together in an ebook for product...

 

After giving the prototyping mindset talk, I got repeated feedback that using the term ‘prototype’ had negative connotations. There were two distinct beliefs that I encountered.

  1. Prototypes are inferior, incomplete and aren’t suitable for the rigors of production use.
  2. Prototypes are thrown away once we are done with them.

Before we explore these...

 

People ask me why we choose to build a prototype instead of building out an entire product from the start. The short and sweet answer is that we would build a product with the wrong features.

I could write a book on all the reasons choosing to build a prototype is better than building the full product, but for the sake of brevity, let’s focus on...

 

Last month I spoke at the Devoxx.us conference in San Jose. It was an enjoyable conference, even if it rained each day I was there. Devoxx is primarily a Java conference, which is a change of pace from the Ruby conferences I frequent. I enjoyed hearing about a different sector of the industry.

One notable aspect of the conference was the amazing...

 

When we decided to make a company t-shirt, we didn’t just want it to be our logo and company name. We felt it needed something more, but nothing stood out to us. We worked through different concepts, pondering what our message should be. As elements of the design started to come together two ideas bubbled up that not only resonated with how we...

 

I recently read a post by Jocelyn Goldfein on The Right Way to Ship Software. It’s a great article that covers how different companies ship software. It’s well worth the read if you haven’t done so already. Over the last 17 years of shipping software, I can relate to her take on things.

At Haught Codeworks, we’ve had many types of clients and...