By Mike Lyons
With the current rapid advancement and expansion of cloud-based tools, including their availability and usability, the present time is like no other for people with ideas. In the past, it was common for ideas to die before they were ever prototyped due to the costs, both temporal and monetary, of building a prototype and hosting it to get feedback.
The process previously required knowing not only how to code up the idea into a working web app, but also how to administer a server and balance the load on a website when it becomes popular. A developer would have to wear multiple hats, which can spread a one-man team or small partnership thin. (more…)