MVP Development · Startups

Will automated dev shops make it easier for startups to release products?

Varun Gupta Sr. Front-End Developer at Code Brew Labs

June 7th, 2017

As someone who has swung and missed on a number of startups and knows how expensive it is to just get your product out, I’m delighted to hear that there are a number of companies working to automate mobile and desktop software development. How far off is this and how much easier will it make it for startups to launch an MVP? I for one would certainly love something like this to launch my next idea.

Peter Fisk Creator of Rails Express Rapid Application Development framework.

August 20th, 2017

I have been building a solution for automating web development for Ruby-on-Rails - specifically replacing all HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with automatically generated code.



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== How far off is this?

It exists now but it's still bleeding-edge.

== How much easier to launch an MVP?

The development environment using object-oriented components to build a solution. If a new product can be build from existing components, then it may be ready in a few hours or a few days. As time goes by, the libraries will grow and become more sophisticated which will enable new products to be created more quickly and reliably.

This is how desktop software has evolved over the past two decades (Java and .Net). I am applying the same model to web development.