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Failing faster - Part 1

When an idea hits you it’s easy to become obsessed with it - leaping into prototypes, raising money, and moving forward as fast as possible - all the things you’re ‘meant to do’. But what if it’s the wrong idea. At Solid State we’ve become obsessed with validating an idea first, before we get carried away, and it’s paying serious dividends.

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What is Docker?

I've been trying to explain what Docker actually is to clients, partners and small children (I’m available for birthday parties. Other entertainment - a food-fight about micro-services). The answer like most things is both simple and complex, and so here we are. Reading this.

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How we're building startups. 2015 Edition.

It's 2015 and it seems that the pace of innovation around languages, tooling, hosting and all that jazz continues to accelerate. I thought it would be a good time to take stock of what we're using and how we are building stuff.

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A review of the new-fangled "petrol powered" car.

Having established a petrol station foothold in Manchester for its internal combustion cars, Porsche has brought its formula south, opening several petrol stations in and around the London area that would, in theory, allow a speedy petrol-burning road trip between London and Manchester.

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