The New Software Model

Adam Bosworth presented at Dreamforce,’s annual user conference. Here’s what he proposes as the new software model:

  1. Run like mad
  2. Try things out, watch, learn
  3. Iterate
  4. Learn from the customers in real-time
  5. Focus on Intelligent reaction and not intelligent design
  6. Real apps, API’s follow

In simple English — Run like mad (a la Andy Grove’s “Only The Paranoid Survives”?), do Beta products; iterate/fix bugs/get feedback. Launch it if people like it, otherwise move on. Product is successful? Release APIs and let people invent their own products on top of it.
Adam’s post is here.

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