author Jake Morrison

One definition of a startup is "a company in search of a repeatable business model." If we have a clear idea of what the customer needs, what they are willing to buy, and have built the product that satisfies them, then we are no longer a startup, we are an …

author Jake Morrison

There is a joke, "The Four Stages of Santa Claus":

  1. You believe in Santa Claus
  2. You do not believe in Santa Claus
  3. You are Santa Claus
  4. You look like Santa Claus

There is an equivalent for software developers when it comes to requirements documents and specs.

  1. In the beginning of …

author Jake Morrison

Here are the slides for the presentation on Elixir and embedded programming I gave to the Elixir user's group.

author Jake Morrison

After a fair amount of debugging, I got an app running in an AWS Auto Scaling Group (ASG), pulling its config on startup from S3 and code from Amazon CodeDeploy. On the way I found out some annoying parts of the cloud initialization process in AWS.

The idea is that …

author Jake Morrison

Here are the slides for the presentation on thinking functionally in Elixir I gave to the local Elixir user's group.

author Jake Morrison

Here are the slides for the presentation on Erlang and functional programming I gave to the local Elixir user's group.