A Question of Code

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Summary

How useful is an MVP, and how do they differ from traditional prototypes?

Show Notes

Creating an MPV (Minimum Viable Product) is a big deal in "startup land". But what are they, exactly? How do they differ from a normal proof-of-concept or technical prototype, and are they a useful part of the development cycle?

MVP is an oft-abused term, but why do people insist on skipping the "viable" part? What should you bear in mind when creating a genuinely useful MVP of your own? Find out all this and more in this week's fortuitous instalment of A Question of Code.

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What is A Question of Code?

A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.

Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?