CHAPTER1

Core Concepts

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Startups face extreme amounts of uncertainty. To build a successful startup, you must be as flexible as possible. You also need to be resourceful and adapt quickly to changing conditions. These extreme requirements put on the software teams make scalability even more important and challenging than in slowly changing businesses. Things that can take an entire year in a corporate environment may need to happen in just a matter of weeks in a startup. If you are successful and lucky, you may need to scale your capacity up tenfold in a matter of weeks, just to have to scale back down a few months later.

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