Framework Benchmarks Round 16

TechEmpower

Now in its fifth year, the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project has another official round of results available. Most importantly, the community has been contributing some amazing test implementations and demonstrating the fun and utility of some good-natured performance competition.

Framework Benchmarks Round 10

TechEmpower

Round 10 of the Framework Benchmarks project is now available! These contributions have improved the project''s toolset and added many new framework test implementations. Round Frameworks Framework permutations.

The Hardware behind the Results of Framework Benchmarks Round 10

TechEmpower

At Peak Hosting , we're big fans of TechEmpower's Framework Benchmarks, an open source project the company has been coordinating since early 2013. Covering a wide variety of web application frameworks, this project gives developers useful data that can help them find the framework that will provide the performance and features they need for their application. By Jeffrey Papen, CEO and Founder, Peak Hosting.

Performance competition is a good thing

TechEmpower

If you've not been watching the ASP.NET team's community standups , you have missed some surprisingly transparent, interesting, and oftentimes funny updates from a major web application framework development team. As Ben Adams writes in his article detailing the achievement , that is 23 times better than prior to the start of optimization work within the framework! We started the Framework Benchmarks project to collect data about performance. We love this!

FrameWorks Workshop: Board of Directors

SoCal Tech Calendar

To stay competitive in today's marketplace, organizations frequently seek outside expertise to provide credibility, contacts, counseling and cash. Tuesday, January 29, 2013 -- Getting Good Results from a Board of Directors and Board of Advisors. CONNECT. Procopio Partner William Eigner will provide targeted advice on what entrepreneurs, directors and advisors need to know about recruiting, managing, incentivizing and showcasing a Board.

Timing and why we’re all VCs

TechCrunch LA

Capitalism is fundamentally about timing, since market competition is about finding opportunities before others. Mithril is struggling to compete against ferocious competition in the growth-stage equity market.

Why buy IT? Why buy MINE? Why buy NOW?

Berkonomics

Turning these into statements instead of questions provides a framework for the sales presentation from the highest levels of collateral materials and marketing support, to the salesperson on the front line. What a powerful set of three questions.

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How to Improve Your Odds of Getting to Yes with a VC — “Land and Expand”

Both Sides of the Table

Decision Dynamics Each firm makes decisions in different ways so understanding the firm’s decision framework matters. If you’ve read any of my ongoing series on fund raising from venture capitalist (episode 1?— ?controlling

The Case For & Against Cryptocurrencies (for those tired of all the noise)

Both Sides of the Table

My goal is to lay out a basic framework for anybody unsure whom to listen to as a way of helping you think about a way to orient your own views. This market structure in which the few, large players use their market position to eliminate competition is inevitable.

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The Importance of Teams and Why the Best Leaders Cultivate Them

Both Sides of the Table

It is a hugely compelling show because Zakaria covers world issues that will affect all of us in ways that are accessible and with frameworks for processing disparate information. Basically, the role of management discussions is very similar to my outlook over all in life – it’s about seeking out many opinions, hearing many views, testing views against your own frameworks and then making decisions once you have tested your theories and approaches.

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My Number One Advice for Startups or VCs: Conviction > Consensus

Both Sides of the Table

The rest of our partners, principles, associates and EIRs can weigh in with commentary on their views of the quality of the entrepreneur, the market, the product, competition and so forth. Then they need to take all the input they received, mix it up, apply a framework for how the information affects your decision and decide. Great leaders are rare and competition for capital, people, press and customers can be brutal.

Understanding the Underbelly of Online Marketing & Why You’ll Lose if You Don’t

Both Sides of the Table

It’s building a product that is substantially differentiated, and, as Bill Gross, one of the most prolific tech entrepreneurs of our era says, “ It needs to be 10x better than the competition ” (because if you shoot for that then in competitive markets you might achieve 3x.

You Can’t Rely on a VC for Your Hardest Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

Consultants should provide you data & frameworks – not decisions. It’s not our job to predict markets only to have a good sense of where innovation and disruption could lead to big opportunities and to find entrepreneurs who are more driven, more passionate, more committed and more informed in these markets than we are and who we believe are also more of all of these than the competition. *. What is the role of a VC for entrepreneurs?

Understanding How The Innovator’s Dilemma Affects You

Both Sides of the Table

The framework of his book has profoundly altered how I think about the technology market and affects how I thought about building my businesses and how I think about investing in venture capital.

10 ways you’ll probably f**k up your startup — Spook Studio — Medium

SoCal Delicious

Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle framework “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it” Simon Sinek If your customers believe in your mission, then they’ll warm to you and listen to what you offer and how.

8 Questions to Help Decide if You Should be Raising Money Now

Both Sides of the Table

I thought I’d try to offer a framework for thinking about the topic. So here’s my framework. Only … ONLY … if there’s a sense of competition on the deal. The other thing I ask entrepreneurs to consider is what will happen to competition in a market.

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Recession-proof Pricing

SoCal Tech Calendar

Today's technology companies increasingly must deliver products on multiple platforms to satisfy customer demand and competitive pressures. Each delivery platform requires a different pricing model that attempts to maximize profits, but also impacts the company's infrastructure, channel, and competitive positioning. Thursday, November 6, 2008 -- "Recession-proof Pricing Strategies for a Multi-platform World" Technology Council.

Why buy IT? Why buy MINE? Why buy NOW?

Berkonomics

Turning these into statements instead of questions provides a framework for the sales presentation from the highest levels of collateral materials and marketing support, to the salesperson on the front line. Product differentiation is absolutely necessary to make a sale when there is visible competition, as there usually is in any sale. What a powerful set of three questions.

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What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?

Both Sides of the Table

Let’s set up a framework. But the biggest thing to know is this: Companies who are scaling quickly in revenue and with a high gross margin often should invest as much capital in growth as they can manage responsibly because when you find a product / market fit and your company is growing at a very fast scale you want to capture market share before competition sets in.

Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

How do we need to structure the systems to get ahead and stay ahead of the competition? What existing systems will we leverage, what programming languages, software development methodologies, web application frameworks, revision control systems, etc.?

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Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

SoCal CTO

How do we need to structure the systems to get ahead and stay ahead of the competition? What existing systems will we leverage, what programming languages, software development methodologies, web application frameworks, revision control systems, etc.? I received a great question via LinkedIn: I'm the founding engineer and working hard to launch my startup.

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Is Strategic Money an Oxymoron?

Both Sides of the Table

So I thought I’d try to lay out a framework for how you should think about it as many you will inevitably be faced with this experience. If you thought it was hard to sell your product to the competition try selling your company.

How to Handle a VC Presentation with No Deck

Both Sides of the Table

And when you finish the demo you can bring in the other important components such as competition, team, customer acquisition strategy, etc. Use it as a framework for a dialog not a script. Talk about the existing solutions, the market opportunity and the competition.

What Startups Can Do About Cyber Attacks

Xconomy

In fact, nearly one-third of the respondents in a recent Cisco survey reported that the primary purpose of cybersecurity is to be a growth enabler, while another 44 percent consider cybersecurity a competitive advantage.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

SoCal CTO

&# The classic framework for analyzing a firm’s strategic position is Michael Porter’s Five Forces. No One Wins In Business Plan Competitions - Steve Blank , May 17, 2010 Last week one of the schools I teach at invited me to judge a business plan contest. At best I think business plan competitions are a waste of time.

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How Many Investors are Too Many?

Both Sides of the Table

While there is no right or wrong answer, having seen the extremes I’d like to offer you a framework for considering the right answer for yourselves. This post originally ran on TechCrunch.

Dallas Day of.Net | Training and Trends on Microsoft Technologies

Tech Zulu Event

Leveraging these techniques should put you on an even playing field or ahead of the native app competition. Single Page Web Apps – JavaScript MVC Frameworks and Prototypical ASP.NET MVCResponsive single page web applications are becoming the norm instead of the exception.

Members Hire Associations, Members Fire Associations

socalTECH

Cyber & nuclear threats, disruptive innovation, and increasing competition for market share will continue to reshape how members view their memberships. Members hire Associations, Members fire Associations is what the new mantra will be for Association Executives in 2018.

Utopia Parkway in LA | Ride-Sharing Revolution

Tech Zulu Event

Competition abounds, mostly in the form of Lyft , another Bay Area-based purveyor of ride-shares. The concept seems simple, but the regulatory framework facing the industry is daunting, making it difficult for companies such as SideCar and Lyft to maneuver.

Balancing Risks and Opportunities: The Board’s Perspective

Xconomy

However, even in a small startup, there are many risks that matter – such as hiring the wrong leaders, not getting sufficient investor support, or lacking a competitive advantage. Bacon observed, “One thing that companies often neglect is the competitive element. Implement an Effective Risk Management Framework. So, it’s important for boards and the C-suite to get back to the basics and make sure that they have the right risk management framework in place.

The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

Xconomy

This is an example of AI that can understand humans, in both competitive and supportive roles. As long as a human is in the loop to determine intent and constraints, I believe we are operating within a safe framework for lethal force.

Tech Giants’ Partnership To Explore Ethics, Societal Impacts of AI

Xconomy

As the technology has advanced, so has the competitive landscape. He does see the opportunity for some broadly applicable frameworks though. With public interest in artificial intelligence technologies on the rise, five of the world’s largest corporations—vying against each other in so many spheres—are banding together to support research on the ethical and societal issues raised by machines with increasingly human-like capabilities.

Interview with Asher Hunt, Overnight

socalTECH

It's quite a different framework from an Airbnb or HomeAway. We're only competitive in that and the end of they day, you're figuring out where you will lay your head down at night.

AT&T and American Airlines | The SXSW Party & Hackathon Recap

Tech Zulu Event

The competition was fierce and the winner was…… Airping! Java Web App built on the Spring Framework. I could feel the hackers excitement as I stepped into the AT&T and American Airline’s room at the Hilton in downtown Austin at SXSW 2013.

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Journey Platform To Build Data Gathering Mobile Apps | Co-founder Interview Conrad Hofmeyr

Tech Zulu Event

Any competition? As part of this approach, we aim to fill a gap between simple mobile form builders and fully-fledged mobile development frameworks. Journey is a platform to build data gathering mobile apps much faster than would traditionally have been possible.