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Ultra-Lean Startup: Trying to Get Feedback from Community for Codeely

03.19.2013
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After reading Lean Startup (which you should all read) I’ve come across too many great ideas and I really wanted to begin applying those to another idea I've had for a while: Codeely.

It will be a place where all developers will help each other with development problems. Just like StackOverflow, but with some differences:

  • Post snippets (or group of files) and ask for performances issues or code organization.
  • Ask for architectural patterns for some problem you’re trying to solve
  • Ask for design patterns for your code. Could it be improved?
  • Ask which library you should use for some problem.
  • Vote for which framework or library you do prefer

Right now, all these features are among multiple online services, but Codeely tries to fix that and mix them in a unique website where community will decide what is right and what is wrong.

And what is that “crap” of Ultra-Lean? Well, is just a silly name that I’ve just invented to describe the way I’m working. I started writing code for Codeely, and suddenly I remembered other projects and how the ended without users. So, why not validiting the idea before getting into it?

I’ve just spent some hours on writing the landing page (I know I’m not a designer :-/), and some trivial works that I now I will need.

Ok, I know that has nothing to do with Lean Startup and I know I’m not reinventing the wheel, but I just wanted to try this kind of approach to know if I’m right or wrong with this product without wasting my time for something nobody would ever use.

The goal I’m trying to achieve is to subscribe at least 150 developers, and that way I’ll now that you like this idea. And after that, you, the community will tell me what you need on Codeely to fit you.

So, what do you think?

You can reachme at javier.manzano22@gmail.com or @jmanzanomorilla if you want to speak privately :)

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