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Of Perfection, Perfectionism, and Perfect Web Apps

82476266af9d460415d8f1fc16bb54ed?s=47 jarkko
September 29, 2011

Of Perfection, Perfectionism, and Perfect Web Apps

My highly personal talk from Frozen Rails 2010 on the perils of perfectionism, something that's plagued me through my whole life.



September 29, 2011

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  1. Of perfection, perfectionism and perfect web apps Jarkko Laine

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  11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertball/4574258804/

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  13. ...but never post to our own blog

  14. ...but can’t actually DO anything

  15. ...but hardly get the gear dirty before needing the next

    year’s model
  16. ...but fail to spend the time to exercise to actually

    learn the sport
  17. XHTML Agile CSS Accessibility XP SCRUM WCAG ECMA TDD BDD

  18. never

  19. Scott Beale / laughingsquid.com "We're so obsessed with building baseball

    fields that we forget we're supposed to play in them."
  20. 1. Ship 2. Get the word out 3. There’s no

    step 3 (we’re dealing with Rails, after all)
  21. SHIP

  22. Launch

  23. Dump the clutch

  24. Shipping is hard

  25. perfect for whom?

  26. MVP

  27. MVP Fuck

  28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexcarpenterphotography/4015112557/

  29. http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiteadept/3225912352/

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  31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiteadept/3225912352/

  32. http://www.flickr.com/photos/paperpariah/2424178160/

  33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexcarpenterphotography/4015112557/

  34. Launch

  35. Launch

  36. <label for="email">EMAIL</label> <input id="email" name="email" type="text" />

  37. Get the word out

  38. Market

  39. Get out of the closet

  40. “Oma kehu haisee”

  41. ...if we ever published it

  42. told two guys in the previous meeting

  43. You owe to your users to tell about your product

  44. marketing is not http://www.flickr.com/photos/us_army_rolling_along/3668249791/

  45. marketing is not

  46. marketing is not leveraging the power of social networks

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  48. Markets are conversations

  49. Wrong: Read my blog w00t: http://lameassdump.com

  50. Correct: The Goldman Sachs case is an interesting twist of

    the so-called Magnetar Trade (http://myarticle- about-it.com). The difference is, in this case Goldman was the issuer of the hedge fund, whereas Magnetar was just a client buying the CDO.
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  52. 1. dump the clutch 2. Get out of the closet

  53. "I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect,

    I say let’s evolve, let the chips fall where they may." — Tyler Durden http://www.flickr.com/photos/doczork/145199485/
  54. Thank You #frozenspam