Four short links: 18 March 2020
Text Adventures, Startups & the Virus, Free Textbooks, and Software Engineering at Google
- Inklewriter — open source interactive text adventure game creator. (Fun for adults, but also great to give to kids who love to read) (via Andy Baio)
- The Virus Survival Strategy Guide for Your Startup (Steve Blank) — Unfortunately, it’s no longer a normal market. All your assumptions about customers; sales cycle; and, most importantly, revenue, burn rate, and runway are no longer true. If you’re a startup, you’ve likely calculated your runway to last until you raise your next round of funding. Assuming there was going to be a next round. That may be no longer true.
- Free Cambridge University Textbooks — all available in HTML for free (gratis) until the end of May.
- Software Engineering at Google — a new O’Reilly book. Covers Google’s unique engineering culture, processes, and tools, and how these aspects contribute to the effectiveness of an engineering organization.