12 Jul '13, 5pm

From 2009, @joi on Agile development, startups and government; re @jseelybrown's #FOCAS13 embrace of agility

When I visited Chicago last, John Bracken and Brian Fitzpatrick aka Fitz from Google organized a very interesting meeting with people from The MacArthur Foundation , Google and various communities including some folks involved in government. During the meeting, I talked a lot about my thoughts on innovation in the context of newer software development practices and frameworks like agile development and Ruby on Rails. As Reid Hoffman often says, if you're not embarrassed by your the first release of your product, you've released too late." The release early, release often ethos of linux combined with the amount of actual "real work" you can do in one week with Ruby on Rails and other languages and frameworks totally changes the game for early stage consumer Internet investing. Generally speaking, it's probably cheaper and faster and more effective to make a prototype than t...

Full article: http://joi.ito.com/weblog/2009/08/11/agile-developme.html

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