Despite best efforts, development teams always leave a trace of hacky approaches in their code. All of these inefficiencies in the code are called tech debt. Just like a ﬁnancial debt, it incurs interest. Our accrued interest would be: bugs that require extra eﬀort and introduces more development delays, as well as complicating future updates […]
Recently, we participated in a 24-hour hackathon and created 2012 Matters, a Facebook app that encourages you to share what matters most in the 2012 election. People are quick to talk about the advantages of building a product quickly, but there’s much less talk about what it takes for a team to build a successful demo in a very short time. Here are four things that successful teams do to create working software in 24 hours.