Building Simple Web Apps
(In Sinatra)

David Lumley
I'm @davidlumley
I work at Client Heartbeat and at Collections
I design, engineer, and deploy web apps
MVP is a complicated acronym for a simple web app.
The grim reality is that most start-ups fail. Most new
products are not successful.
— Eric Ries
I have an idea for the next myspace; it's like airbnb but for
shoes. How do I build it?
Wouldn't everyone love it if we co...
Validating your idea is really important.
What matters? Users. Engagement. $$$.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
— Lao Tzu
Sinatra. Datamapper. Heroku. Stripe.
Make things easy for yourself, build features one by
one.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
— Confucius
Don't stop validating.
Keep building, keep improving, keep saying no.
The best is yet to come.
— Frank Sinatra
Ask me questions @davidlumley
View the code github.com/davidlumley/simple-web-app
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Building Simple Web Apps

  1. 1. Building Simple Web Apps (In Sinatra) David Lumley
  2. 2. I'm @davidlumley
  3. 3. I work at Client Heartbeat and at Collections
  4. 4. I design, engineer, and deploy web apps
  5. 5. MVP is a complicated acronym for a simple web app.
  6. 6. The grim reality is that most start-ups fail. Most new products are not successful. — Eric Ries
  7. 7. I have an idea for the next myspace; it's like airbnb but for shoes. How do I build it? Wouldn't everyone love it if we combine facebook, tumblr, and reddit?
  8. 8. Validating your idea is really important.
  9. 9. What matters? Users. Engagement. $$$.
  10. 10. Great acts are made up of small deeds. — Lao Tzu
  11. 11. Sinatra. Datamapper. Heroku. Stripe.
  12. 12. Make things easy for yourself, build features one by one.
  13. 13. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. — Confucius
  14. 14. Don't stop validating. Keep building, keep improving, keep saying no.
  15. 15. The best is yet to come. — Frank Sinatra
  16. 16. Ask me questions @davidlumley View the code github.com/davidlumley/simple-web-app

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