Built For Speed: Turn Your Startup Into A Lean, Mean Iterating Machine

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… chris cameroncenter_img Entrepreneur Eric Ries, who previously co-founded the 3D avatar-based chat client IMVU, is also widely credited with coining the phrase “lean startup” in 2008. Ries recently gathered as many resources as he could muster for lean startups and shared them on his blog, Lessons Learned.A lean startup is one that takes advantage of open-source technologies and other products to push a product to market at a “low burn,” while at the same producing continual revisions to its product based on customer feedback. Ries provides a wide consortium of links to wikis, mailing lists, meetups, and bloggers all focusing on the lean startup initiative – a collection of great value to any startup that wants to lower costs while feverishly iterating their product.Ries, who is often invited to speak about lean startups, says that this type of development is what helped IMVU achieve its loyal following. Timothy Fitz, a software engineer at IMVU, says the developers average 50 new code iterations per day.“That’s 6 deploys an hour,” writes Fitz on his blog. “Even at that pace we’re often batching multiple commits into a single test/push cycle.” The inspiration for this new methodology? Ries says it came from books like Lean Thinking, which outlines ways companies can reduce waste and boost revenue, but Ries is quick to point out that a lean startup and a lean company are two different things.According to Ries, lean companies attempting to trim the fat are striving to create value for their customers, but value is not the foremost goal for the leaning of startups.“Lean startups operate by a different standard,” says Ries. “I suggest they define waste as ‘every activity that does not contribute to learning about customers’.”Photo by Flickr user Usodesita. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#StartUp 101 last_img read more

Unnao gang rape survivor’s uncle seeks CBI probe into road accident

first_imgThe uncle of the Unnao alleged gang rape survivor on Monday requested the Uttar Pradesh government to transfer the case of the Rae Bareli accident, in which two of his relatives died, to the CBI. An FIR was being registered on a complaint of the uncle, who is lodged in the Rae Bareli jail, said ADG Lucknow, Rajeev Krishna. The CBI is already probing the gang rape case and ‘custodial death’ of the survivor’s father. BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, now jailed, is the main accused in the entire case.Mr. Krishna told reporters that the police were awaiting the government’s report on the request to transfer the accident case to the CBI. “As soon as that report comes it’ll be recommended to the CBI,” he said.One of the two deceased persons, the aunt of the survivor, was a CBI witness in the Unnao case, he noted.last_img read more

Mayookha’s gold brings cheer to India

first_imgRattled by a dope scandal, Indian athletics finally got something to cheer about when long- jumper Mayookha Johny led the Indian charge with a gold medal on the opening day of the 19th Asian Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan, on Thursday.Long Jumper Mayookha JohnyDiscus thrower Vikas Gowda added a silver while Asian Games gold medallist Preeja Sreedharan bagged a bronze in the women’s 10,000m race.Mayookha leapt 6.56m in her second jump to open India’s gold medal account on a rain- hit opening day at the Kobe Universiade Stadium to emulate her idol Anju Bobby George, who had won the Asian Championships gold in 2005.China’s Lu Minjia took home the silver by jumping 6.52m while the bronze went to Saeko Okayama of Japan, who had an effort of 6.51m.The women’s long jump event was delayed after the stadium was lashed by rain, which affected the performance of the athletes.Mayookha’s training mate and Commonwealth Games silver medallist MA Prajusha finished sixth with an effort of 6.27m.Mayookha’s effort, though, was below her season’s best of 6.63m, which she recorded in the national inter-state meet in Bangalore last month, and her personal best of 6.64m, which she came up with at the Asian All Star Meet in New Delhi last year.She also failed to go past the 2012 London Olympics and next month’s World Championships ‘B’ qualifying standard of 6.65m.Earlier, in the morning session, national record holder Gowda’s performance was also affected by weather conditions as he finished second with an effort of 61.58m, behind Iran’s Asian record holder Ehsan Hadadi, who also had a below- par 62.27m. The bronze medal went to Wu Jian of China ( 56.61m).This was the Iranian’s fourth consecutive Asian title, though he was well below his season’s best of 65.89m and Asian record of 69.32m.advertisementGowda, who has a season’s best of 64.91 and three marks over 64 metres, has already crossed the Olympics and World Championships ‘ B’ qualifying standard of 63m, while he is yet to touch the ‘A’ standard of 65m.It was a bit of a disappointment, though, for the Indian camp as Preeja had to settle for a bronze in 10,000m.Preeja, who has been struggling to reach peak form, clocked 33:16.55 sec, well below her Asian Games gold medalwinning timing of 31:50:28.Compatriot Kavita Raut, who had won silver in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, was a poor sixth with a below- par 35:24.35, much below her personal best of 31:51.44.SE Habitegbrel of Bahrain won the gold in 32:47.80 while compatriot and 2007 champion Kareema Jasim Saleh took silver in 32:50.90 With inputs from PTI.last_img read more

Consistent Reduction in Criminal Case Backlog

first_img Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is reporting that there has been a consistent reduction of the criminal case backlog over the past three to four years. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is reporting that there has been a consistent reduction of the criminal case backlog over the past three to four years.“On December 31, 2016, there was a backlog of 30,667 criminal cases in the parish courts. As at the end of Fiscal Year 2018/2019, some 12,399 of these cases had been cleared. This represents a 40 per cent reduction in the backlog,” Mr. Chuck pointed out.He was making his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 21.Mr. Chuck noted that the Government is committed to supporting the Chief Justice’s vision and will stay the course so that, in the words of the Chief Justice, Jamaica will have the best court system in the Caribbean in three years and one of the best in the world in six years.“I applaud the leadership of the Chief Justice, who has shown, by example, that these defined standards are achievable. In particular, he has indicated that all probates and divorces will be completed within four months of filing, and at the end of 2019, there will be no outstanding matter,” he said.“He has also promised that all outstanding judgements by his colleagues will be completed by the end of 2019, and I expect this promise to be kept,” the Minister added.Mr. Chuck cited the 309-page Judgement of the Constitutional Court in the recently delivered National Identification System (NIDS) constitutional ruling, which was done within six months.“Still, there are too many matters in the Courts dragging on for five years and more, and some in excess of 10 years. A first-class justice system requires that all matters be completed in under five years, and we must give the court system the support it needs to ensure the speedy dispensation of justice within three years in the Supreme Court, and two years in the parish courts as soon as possible,” the Minister said. Story Highlights He was making his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 21. “On December 31, 2016, there was a backlog of 30,667 criminal cases in the parish courts. As at the end of Fiscal Year 2018/2019, some 12,399 of these cases had been cleared. This represents a 40 per cent reduction in the backlog,” Mr. Chuck pointed out.last_img read more