Dharmesh Shah

Dharmesh Shah

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The 5 Whys Of Feature Bloat

It seems that just about everyone knows that a product that is a large heap of stinkin’ features is a Not Great Thing. There are hundreds of articles written on the topic of good product management and why it’s so important to fight the good fight against feature bloat. 

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"Hire People Bothered By Suck" And Other Insights From GitHub

GitHub is an amazing company and an amazing startup story.  We're not only customers of the product, we're huge fans.  

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STOP! Before You Add That Feature, Do You Know The Real Cost?

You're excited! And, why wouldn't you be? This could be the one. This could be that feature that unlocks the holy grail of viral user acquisition. This could be the one that drives your cancellation rates down to microscopic levels. This could be the one that the tech press writes about. This could then cause random strangers to give you a small, congratulatory smile as they pass you on the street, acknowledging your brilliance.

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Lessons and Projects From The HubSpot Open Source Hack Night

Have you ever run into a challenging technical issue and found the perfect answer over on Stack Overflow?  Or, come across an open source library that already does almost exactly what you were about to spend a bunch of time on?  Yep.  Me too.  Every day.  In fact, if there's a day that I don't have this experience, it means I'm freakin' working on PowerPoint slides instead of writing code. In any case, that's the beauty of an open system.  I'm continually amazed and grateful for the culture of openness that permeates the development and technical community.

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Evolution of a Web Developer: From PHP Newbie To Python Ninja

Apologies for the title.  Here's what I wanted the title to be:

Evolution of a Web Developer: From Newbie to Ninja Not-So-Newbie

because I don't like using the term ninja (or rockstar or guru).  But, putting the striketrhough in an article title is ill-advised.  

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