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Day Two Cloud 005: Building A Startup In The Cloud Is Easy, Right?

Today’s Day Two Cloud episode is all about the perceptions and realities of building a startup in the cloud era. My guest Adam Bertram shares his experiences launching an online learning company called TechSnips.

Entrepreneurs can choose a variety of ready-made Web and cloud tools to launch a site and provide backend functions.

But as Adam learned, you make tradeoffs when you adopt commodity services instead of doing it yourself, including integration problems and a lack of customization.

Adam shares his experiences using cloud services such as Trello, Zapier, and Lambda; discusses why good APIs matter; and talks about how to balance a startup’s immediate need to get things done against long-term technical debt.

Show Links:

TechSnips on Twitter

Adam The Automator – Adam Bertram’s Blog

Adam Bertram on Twitter

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