Don't Learn How To Program
Aaron Schaap recently wrote a great post on why you, as a non-technical entrepreneur, don’t need a programmer. What you really need is a technical co-founder. I completely agree, and have seen many good ideas go down in flames because the entrepreneur spent more time on the phone with the “coder” they hired off Craigslist to build their web sight than they spent getting out and...
User Accounts with Webapp2 + Google App Engine
We recently finished the first rev of Legit’s developer site. We built it on google app engine using the webapp2 framework. Overall the experience was great, albeit with a few hiccups. One of the hiccups was creating a backend to handle developer accounts (signup/login/logout etc). With other frameworks this is part of the “batteries included.” Django for example has a very...
Asesor: A medical advice app using Django & Twilio
I recently spent a few evenings working on a side project built around helping to get medical advice to those living in extreme rural areas, primarily in 3rd world countries. The idea is to help bring together those in need of medical advice, translators who can communicate with them, and doctors who can answer their questions, even when all 3 are scattered around the world. If you tend towards...