Teaching is ok, mentoring will get you close to real life practice

One of the things I like to say to people learning about software development is that they should be reading more. You need to practice, you need to write code, but don’t forget to read code.

That isn’t different if you are becoming a writer… you should read more. Reading makes you reason about what you are going to focus.

Reading more is like a principle to research and learn a bit, before starting. I’m not telling you to read the whole manual, though. 😛

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Paper prototyping

When we are building new software or even a new feature, we are looking for ways to engage customers. We want to create traction, not friction.

We start (actually it’s a lifetime job) by finding a value proposition to a specific customer segment. At the same time, we want to find ways to bring those users and also ways to keep them close to our business.

Not an easy process.

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