Process: Agile and Scrum Iterations have been 3-4 weeks on average Lots of feedback along the way Try, change, review, re-plan A la carte take on Agile Testsfirst – mostly Pair programming – sometimes Continuous deploy – yes User stories – yes Refactoring – yes
Process: Roadmap Deals Share Social MobDeal User Proximity Social Redeem Simple Power Merchant Register Loyalty Deals Deals Social Locations Analytics Campaigns MobDeal Proximity Wireless Bluetooth "private" QR NFC Public WiFi Support WiFi Support Support Iteration1 Iteration2 Iteration3
Process: Minimum Viable Product Eric Ries @ startuplessonslearn.com
FAST WELL Process Development tools / technology Deployment tools / technology
Development Tools Frameworks API Rails Gson (Java, Android) Android acts_as_api (Ruby) Java Test IDEs RSPec Eclipse (Java / Android) Cucumber IntelliJ / RubyMine (Rails/Ruby) Junit Continuous Integration Database TeamCity ORMlite (Android) Version Control mySQL on Amazon RDS Git, GitFlow Charting Highcharts AgilePM TinyPM And more besides….see the blog post
Motivations Ease of use / Speed of use Experimentation AMIs Flexibility Pricing
LocalSocial S3 Stores AMIs Fedora 8 from AWS Plus all our own stuff (RoR, Scripts, …) EC2 One “small instance” Server 1.7 GB of memory, 1 EC2 Compute Unit (1 virtual core with 1 EC2 Compute Unit), 160 GB of instance storage, 32-bit platform Runs our AMI fulltime Two domains right now gigmonkey.com mylocalsocial.com And our VPN EBS Connected to running EC2 Instance Persistent Store for all mySQL DBs
Open Source A few words on it Incredible in terms of potential for re-use, time saving, cost saving, quality Must have eyes fully open License, support, TCOO Need a house style / approach Awareness of license types / styles BlackDuck
Observations Great time (imho) for software development Development and Deployment Tools Costs Re-use Help Routes to Markets Speed / gratification (or failure) Ability to test features, product quickly
BUILDING SOFTWARE FAST AND WELL Sean O Sullivan twitter @sos100
References / Material - process Joe Drumgoole Introduction to Agile and Scrum Lean Startup / MVP Guide to MVP from Eric Ries here
References / Material - tools TinyPM Agile PM tool Git Branching model Tools for branching model Open Source management, control, checking Black Duck here Acts_as_api XML/JSON responses in Rails 3 Tutorial here Highcharts Charts here
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