Return of the Senior Engineer

To paraphrase Mark Zuckerberg, there is a widespread feeling that young people are smarter and senior developers are not needed. But, when you look inside most businesses, you see businesses that are being held back by a lack of senior developers.

What did the founder of one of the largest tech companies mean by this?

Many new startups typically take a year to produce something that is ugly, full of bugs, inflexible, poorly written and practically (but not absolutely) unusable. Then, in year 2, they re-write the entire product which is 10x better yet is plain, still full of bugs, still inflexible, poorly written in a different way and somewhat usable. Finally, in year 3, they re-write the entire product for the third time and, before it is delivered, the investors give up, the startup runs out of money and the startup folds.

This is one reason (but not the only reason!) that startup failure is so high. The startup built the wrong thing in the wrong way and paid the price in years of development time and millions of dollars of venture capital.

Differently, in the biggest tech corporations, the product just slows down and creeps along. After years, the product is reasonably attractive, has a “big” codebase and is not very flexible. New features are small and mundane, and, in the worst cases, simply visual (“a new coat of paint on an old car”). Developers add to the mass of code but simply don’t have the technical ability to see into the codebase and make the changes necessary to make big, new features possible.

First, is it reasonable to expect one senior developer unwind 2 years of design and code chaos, bring to heel a 10-person team of non-senior developers who continue to produce code and whip the product into shape in 6 months? Is it reasonable to hire Michael Jordan to lead your team of rookies in the mid-season and expect him, by himself, to win the NBA championship for you? Yet that’s what a lot of companies expect: that they can hire ONE person to supercharge an entire team or even turn nothing into something amazing.

At a startup, it’s possible that the right senior developer(s) could get the startup to year 2.5 in 1 year. Instead of having your developers finally producing a sell-able product just when it’s too late to matter, you can save a lot of time and some money.

At a big company, the right senior developer(s) can clean up your code base, make it possible to produce big, new features and actually produce big, new features. The focus should be placed on hiring those software engineers who have “experience” dealing with the software problem(s) you have and less about tossing warm bodies at the problem.

Why do programmers wear headphones while working?

There is one critically important reason to wear headphones while programming. When you understand the impact of this, it will change how you think about what it means to make things and what that process really requires.

Programmers wear headphones so that they won’t be bothered. That much is pretty obvious. The reason why being bothered is an issue is something I’ll get to in a moment.

You see, the modern workplace is designed to ruin programmer productivity. If I were to design an office space to maximize programmer output, it would look like the opposite of nearly every modern office space I’ve ever worked out of.

Actually, I now work in an office that basically maximizes my potential output as a programmer and it really does look like the opposite of most modern corporate offices.

The big gimmick right now in office space design is “open office spaces”. This is designed to improve collaboration (as if that is the great problem of modern work).

Open office spaces really exist so that it looks like everybody is busy working. It looks cool to see so many people busily walking around, talking, and in general looking busy. There is a sound component to it as well.

Open office spaces are loud!

But again, it looks and feels like an improvement over the previous decades’ bad idea – cubicle farms.

Also, open office spaces are cheaper than cube farms, so companies are saving money while making everybody look busy (even at the cost of huge productivity decreases).

In general, all of this is terrible for the actual act of programming.

The art of programming tends to rely on the same thing most art relies on – flow.

Getting into the “flow state” where you are focused on a problem deep enough to make connections and leaps and do your best work without “thinking” is where the real magic of programming happens. This is very similar to playing music, writing, and painting.

Imagine if Leonardo da Vinci was expected to paint the Mona Lisa in an open office space while his coworkers and manager would stop him mid stroke every 15 minutes to ask a question. Would he have ever painted it?

No, I don’t think so.

And yet, programming is a creative process that requires a similarly creative environment as most other art does.

Take authors as a similar example. Stephen King doesn’t “collaborate” to write his books. He sits down at the typewriter or keyboard and starts writing. Imagine if he had to do a daily standup about his latest few pages each day with a committee of his peers.

His work would suffer.

It turns out that to code well we rely on that same kind of process of getting into the flow and doing creative work with our minds. It’s how our brains seem to be wired for creative work.

People like Paul Graham have written about Makers Schedule vs. Managers Schedule before with a similar understanding.

It takes something like 5–30 minutes to get into a flow state. If uninterrupted, time distortion kicks in and a couple hours fly by and a bunch of code is created.

Every interruption resets the clock on that process.

So, what programmers need to maximize flow (and thus output) is blocks of 2–4 hours without interruption. Ideally, a whole day without interruption would allow for as many as 3 or 4 blocks of “flow”.

As near as I can tell, the average programmer tends to only get maybe one flow block a day. Sometimes a really diligent programmer will manage two or three flow blocks a day, but that doesn’t happen very often from what I can tell.

Headphones, especially noise canceling headphones (like the ones I’m wearing right now), are an effort by programmers to block out interruptions and stay in a flow state.

With open offices, email, slack notifications, coworkers tapping you on the shoulder, and so on…

It’s almost impossible to get to a flow state as a programmer.

So, my advice to you is simple. If you are a programmer trying to maximize the total productivity and flow blocks each day, wear headphones, avoid meetings, don’t check email, turn off slack, and basically go into a cave and write code.

And if you don’t have the option to do that, accept the fact that you might only be able to get one flow block a day and plan accordingly.

The typical stages in the career of a software engineer?

The career of a software engineer is not an easy one. It’s a tale of hardship and woe, filled with ladders to climb, and management to appease.

Level 1 (0 – 2 years):

You just graduated from college, a young boy with a young boy’s dreams, big eyes and a thirst for life. You start your work hoping to change the world, invent the next big app or make enough money to retire young and spend the rest of your life on exotic beaches, sleeping with models, who have a thing for nerds.

The first few months seem very alike, you’re assigned the same tasks every day, and your only job is not to screw up big time. It’s not what you were hoping for, giving your superior level of intellect and mad skills on the keyboard, but you’re certain that soon enough things will change.

You wake up one day after two years and realize that you’ve been living the same day and writing the same code over and over again. It makes you sad, but you feel a wind of change coming.

Level 2 (2–5 years):

You’re no longer a junior developer now, you’ve been promoted to a full-blown software engineer, basically a rock star, without the money, women, and fame.

You’re no longer being supervised by that old mean engineer who hates you because he knows you’re a better coder than he is. You’re being assigned small tasks, which you accomplish flawlessly -most of the time- and you can finally start feeling valued and useful. Everyone respects you now!… right?

Level 3 (5–10 years):

You’ve been doing this long enough now to be called a senior developer and assigned your own team. You’ve long have given up on your dreams to change the world, sleep with models or even make the next big app, after years of seeing people try to do it and fail, and having tried yourself to launch something and failed at it too, though you wouldn’t admit it, and hide behind the excuse of not giving it much attention or that people are not ready for your creation yet.

On the bright side, you get to handle big projects now and manage your team the way you want to. You also make a lot of money, which is what you always hoped for! But on the downside, you’re honestly not into coding that much anymore, your team is a bunch of brats who constantly think they’re better than you, without realizing you’ve been helping them grow all along, and you’re very sure they see you as the old mean guy who’s there to make their life hell, oh! And although you do make a lot of money, almost half of it goes to pay the rent or mortgage, because you had to move to an expensive city to get a big offer.

Level 4 (10–20 years):

At this point in your career, you have a choice to make, either you join management and become another suit who’s only concern is cutting corners to save money, and to meet this quarter’s earnings expectations, or to continue being a developer, who’s work now consists of managing multiple teams and making sure everyone’s doing their job.

You were always a rebel, you chose to code because it gave you freedom, heck, you wrote your best lines listening to Rock and Roll, so I’ll assume you’d go with continuing on your path as a developer.

It’s been years since you enjoyed coding or even went to the office excited about something. Last night you looked in the mirror and saw your empty dead eyes looking back at you, and you couldn’t help but remember the young boy with dreams and hopes who came into work with a big stupid smile and shiny eyes, and you decide to do something about this. You realized that just because you didn’t get everything you wanted, it doesn’t mean that your life or career was not fulfilling, and maybe its time for you to move on, and to start giving lectures or maybe even take a teaching position, to make sure that the newer generation does not end up the way you did.

Level 5 (20 years+):

At this point, you discover that you’ve been granted the powers of an almighty wizard, by the benevolent gods of coding. You magically turn to 24 again and have a spell for infinite money.

You get your happy ending after all, and you spend the rest of your life on exotic beaches sleeping with models.

What is Serverless?

What do developers mean when they say “serverless application framework”?   Is it truly serverless?  How is it achieved?

I believe the right way to look at serverless isn’t “no server” but “less server.”  The idea is that you focus on what’s unique (code) and let someone else manage the infrastructure.  Unlike Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that is basically a hosted runtime you can deploy projects on, serverless provides hooks into that runtime that you can leverage.  For example, instead of configuring a web server you might set up your serverless code to trigger when a route is accessed via HTTPS.  Instead of configuring a scheduling engine, you might trigger your code via a timer built into the serverless host.

Although there are many platforms that support serverless, they share some common traits:

  • You focus on your code and essentially get a method with some information injected to play around with
  • You’re only billed for what you use, so when your serverless code isn’t invoked, you aren’t paying for a virtual machine or web service
  • The serverless platform is designed to scale to whatever is needed, without you having to worry about the details

Sometimes examples are helpful, so here are a few that lend themselves nicely to serverless:

  • Jobs that run on a timer (i.e. clean up a database, remove old sessions, etc.)
  • Event-based processing
  • File triggers – build a thumbnail when an image is uploaded or import a CSV file
  • Web API endpoints
  • Webhooks
  • Data pipelines (ETL)
  • Event stream processing

At the end of the day, there is always a server.  The question is, do you have to go out and buy a box, hook it in, boot it up, install the OS, provide security patches, load the runtimes and install your app?  That’s metal.  You just write your code and deploy it, and the rest is managed for you?  That’s serverless.

Avoid Wasting Time on Dead-End Business Ideas

If you want to make more money sooner as an entrepreneur, you need to learn how to spot dead-end business ideas and say no to them so you can focus on the good ideas. This is especially important when the ideas are coming from your inside your own head. It’s easy to be protective of your own ideas because they feel like your own children, but you have to learn to be more objective if you want to create something profitable.

That’s why I’m about to teach you a process that completely takes your opinion out of the equation. Instead, you’ll have a fast, simple system for discovering the opinion of your market, which is the one opinion that decides if you go broke or get rich.

In fact, I recommend you use this same process even if you already have a successful business and you’re considering a new product, a rebrand or even a new side business. Bad ideas can sneak up on us at any time, and this process will help you quickly discover the duds and weed them out.

Start with the pitch.

Before you spend a single dollar or even a single minute of your time creating your product or service, start crafting the pitch. Find people who are in your market who have two minutes to chat and then pitch them your business as if it was already up and running. Of course, you can always tell them that this is a hypothetical scenario.

There are two reasons why you want to start with the pitch. The first is that your pitch will always be more important than the product or service itself. Your pitch is the beating heart of your entire sales and marketing strategy. If you have a strong pitch, you will succeed. If you have a weak pitch, you will fail. It’s that simple.

When you deliver your pitch, don’t worry so much about what people say in response. Just watch their body language. You want to see their eyes light up. You want them to stand or sit up straighter with attention. You want to see their breathing speed up as they get excited about your idea.

If your pitch does not create a physical response in your audience, you have work to do. Either your product or service idea is underwhelming, or your story is not properly conveying the emotion of what you offer.

That leads me to the second reason why you need to start with the pitch: Your pitch will change with practice. If you listen carefully to your audience, you’ll end up adding features that are more exciting or removing features that don’t matter. You might even realize that your idea provides a completely different benefit than you thought at first.

That’s all great because you still haven’t spent any money and you’ve only spent a little bit of time. Ultimately, this will lead to a better product or service than you ever would have come up with alone.

Create a minimum viable product and sell it.

Now that you have your pitch, you’re going to work backward from it to create your product or service. Hang on though, because you aren’t going to create the biggest, baddest version of it yet.

Instead, you’re going to create a Minimal Viable Product. A Minimum Viable Product is the least expensive (or even free) version of your product you can create right now that still provides the core benefit that you promise in your pitch. Again, it doesn’t need to deliver the all-time best version of that benefit; it just needs to prove that your concept works.

For example, let’s say you want to build a real estate coaching business where you help real estate agents grow their businesses. Your Minimum Viable Product could be an ebook where you explain your expert process for finding and negotiating the most lucrative deals. Or, it could be a done-for-you marketing campaign that other agents can use to convert more leads faster.

Once you have your Minimum Viable Product, start selling it. Not just pitching it — selling it. Dollars must change hands. Don’t think of this as revenue. This is research that will give you crucial information on how to sell your product or service. It will teach you the fundamental needs and triggers of your market. That knowledge will empower you to build a profitable, scalable business.

This will also end up changing your product or service, which is a good thing. Take this time as an opportunity to make small, inexpensive changes that create a better outcome or experience for your market. Make those changes now, because they’ll become a lot more expensive and difficult as you scale the business.

Ask yourself if you’re ready to bleed for this.

Before you commit to a new business idea for the long haul, you need to understand something: This will not be easy. Things will break. Your team will not always follow instructions. Same goes for any vendors or partners or distributors you have involved. Even if it’s just you selling your product through Amazon or Facebook, get ready for them to make another tiny tweak to their algorithm that completely upends your business.

I don’t say any of this to discourage you. In fact, I’m saying this to protect your future success. If you get into marketing and selling your new idea thinking it will be easy, you are going to seriously disappointed by the reality of it. That gap between your expectations and reality could do more to hurt you than any algorithm change or sloppy team member ever could.

So, here’s the alternative: Before you go all in on your new business idea, ask yourself if you are absolutely certain about this. If you aren’t, you need to either create that certainty for yourself or go do something else. When you become an entrepreneur, you’re going to war. You’re up against competition inside your industry, competition from other industries and most importantly, competition against the temptations of mediocrity. To win that war, you must be confident, courageous and clear on your vision. You must first be a leader of yourself and then be a leader to everyone else in your business.

Here’s the truth: The process I just taught you can save you a lot of time and money, but the real magic comes from your leadership and your vision. If you have leadership and vision, you can make thousands of mistakes and still succeed because you will learn from those mistakes and keep moving. So, figure out why this idea matters to you, then fully commit to it and start taking action.

What is success?

Recently I had a conversation with a good friend. He is the CEO of a company that began as a startup, and then leapt into a multimillion dollar a year business. He has 250+ employees, in the US and internationally. The company is doing extremely well. He lives in a beautiful home, with his wife and three adorable kids.

I was congratulating him on his accomplishments the last time we ran into each other, since I follow his company pretty closely. His response?

“Thanks, but I’ll always be in my brother’s shadow. He’s more successful than I am. He has more money.”

I was absolutely dumbfounded. I stared at him for a minute, and then finally replied, “Are you kidding me? You built your company from the ground up. You’ve changed the lives of 250+ people by giving them jobs that they love to go in to each morning. You’ve changed the lives of all of their kids and spouses by providing homes and food and comfort for them for years. How can you possibly think that your brother doing well in the stock market once and banking his cash makes him more successful than you?”

He looked at the floor and mumbled, “Well…I guess I never thought about it that way.”

I was so stunned it took me another minute to gather my thoughts, and finally I just said, “You’re FAR more successful than your brother.”

Then it dawned on me. Every single human on this earth has a different idea of what success looks like and what it feels like. For some being a success means making millions, for others being a success means you bought a home and have a job that provides a comfortable living for your family. For some, it’s barely scraping by, but still making it and ensuring that your family never goes hungry. For others, it’s living debt free. For some, it’s having hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, but having obtained a a couple of masters or doctoral degrees.

The next time you look at yourself in the mirror and wish you were more successful, remember that there are people looking at your life and WISHING they could be as successful as you are.

And as far as others looking down their nose at you? Tell them to take a long walk off a short pier. Just because their definition of success doesn’t match yours, that doesn’t make you any less successful. Every human has a different view of what success is. Their definition not matching your definition means nothing.

You ARE successful, in your own way. Quit tearing yourself down and focus on the positive aspects of your life.

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exceptional.io: Build Exceptional Apps. Tools for better products.

gamechanger.io: Statistics, Scorekeeping and Team Management for over 100,000 amateur teams.

trigger.io: The simplest way to build amazing mobile apps.

jsdb.io: The definitive source of the best
JavaScript libraries, frameworks, and plugins.

bourbon.io: A simple and lightweight mixin library for Sass.

keen.io: Deliver fast, flexible analytics to your teams & customers. With Keen’s developer-friendly APIs, it’s easy to embed custom dashboards and reports in any app or website.

contax.io: Contaxio tracks your followers and friends on Twitter; no other system provides as much detail to help you decide when to follow back. Contaxio sets the standard for data access and export functionality. Manage relevant, real-time relationship data for business or personal accounts.

codeable.io: #1 Outsourcing Service For Hiring WordPress Experts.

rvl.io: Make better presentations. Slides is a place for creating, presenting and sharing slide decks.

zenpen.io: A minimalist writing zone, where you can block out all distractions and get to what’s important. The writing!

thefoundation.io: FREE VIDEO COURSE: Do You Know The 5 Fast Steps To Start A Lucrative Online Business With No Ideas, No Money & No Experience?

fnordmetric.io: Create charts and dashboards from SQL. FnordMetric allows you to write SQL queries that return SVG charts rather than tables. Turning a query result into a chart is literally one line of code.

tilde.io: WE LIVE AND BREATHE CODE. We’re a small team of developers who are passionate about crafting great software. We’re some of the faces behind Ember.js, Ruby on Rails, jQuery and more. We’re here to help you build the products and tools of the future.

talk.io: Bored by talking to people you already know? Talk.io is helping you meeting new people and chatting with them.

cloudrad.io: Broadcast from the cloud
Cloudrad.io makes it easy to stream your radio station with SHOUTcast or Icecast from the location of your choice. You can easily scale as your listenership grows.

apc.io: APC runs the Firefox OS, built for keyboard and mouse input. A basic selection of applications is preinstalled. Also included is a full set of consumer I/O ports, enabling APC to connect to your PC monitor or TV.

datahub.io: Give your data a home
Publish or register datasets, create and manage groups and communities.

rightnow.io: Worldwide Breaking News.

mailtrap.io: Safe email testing.

soc.io: Soc.io Mall is the only Android store that offers more than just Android apps. Soc.io Mall is a one-stop shop of thousands of apps, games, e-books available for your Android device.

typing.io: Typing Practice for Programmers

spacebox.io: Payments Made Simple. Plasso makes accepting and making payments quick & easy. Pay for things. Get paid for things. Buy things. Sell things.

samepage.io: Collaborate Online. Get More Done. Your projects. Your team. Your tasks. All on the same page.

netty.io: Netty is an asynchronous event-driven network application framework
for rapid development of maintainable high performance protocol servers & clients.

vertx.io: Vert.x is a tool-kit for building reactive applications on the JVM.

chirp.io: Chirp is an incredible new way to share your stuff — using sound. Chirp sings information from one phone to another.

xip.io: xip.io is a magic domain name that provides wildcard DNS for any IP address.

akka.io: Build powerful concurrent & distributed applications more easily.Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM.

vod.io: Your Video Experience Redefined. Online viewing trends are at an all time high but let’s face it, knowing what to watch isn’t always as easy as it seems. That’s where Vodio comes in. Using the knowledge of the crowds mixed with your personal tastes and interests, Vodio adapts to show you video content you’ll love.

squash.io: open-source bug-smashing tool.

scratchpad.io: Scratchpad is an easy way to write HTML and CSS, created by @nbashaw.

survey.io: Customer development is a proven approach to drive rapid product adoption. Get started for free by creating your own initial customer development survey below or view an example survey. Alternatively you can visit qualaroo.com, a more full featured online survey tool that helps website owners collect customer feedback.

iron.io: Iron.io is the leader in Microservices. IronMQ is a highly available message queue solution and IronWorker is a powerful async task processing service.

clay.io: Play hundreds of HTML5 mobile games, instantly!

bloc.io: Intensive online coding bootcamps in Full Stack Web Development, Ruby on Rails, Frontend Web Development, iOS, Android, and UX/UI Design.

pancake.io: Make Sites Static.

manager.io: Manager is free accounting software for small business. Windows, Mac and Linux.

swat.io: Social Media Management for Teams. The Enterprise & Agency Solution for Content Planning, Community Management and Social Customer Service.

ratchet.io: Put errors in their place. Full-stack error tracking for all apps in any language.

continuum.io: Modern open source analytics platform powered by Python.

solver.io: We solve your computational problems.

risk.io: Blind to your true exposure to risk? Overwhelmed by vulnerability scan data? Not leveraging threat intelligence? Remediate 10x faster with Kenna.

alrt.io: A timer. No nonsense, fast & clean. Just how it should be.

dashboard.io: Connecting You to the Private Market
Through Data & People

hackathon.io: The Home For Hackathons – World’s best hackathons use hackathon.io to manage their event in a way never before thought possible.

vvx.io: Self destructing animating text messages.

searchpath.io: Great search for your web site.

notes.io: Write a note. Share it with others.

gist.io: Gist.io: Writing For Hackers.

planscope.io: Win more contracts, get your team and clients on the same page, and find out how you can create a better business.

grove.io: Hosted IRC and so much more.

dillinger.io: Dillinger is a cloud-enabled, mobile-ready, offline-storage, AngularJS powered HTML5 Markdown editor.

nitrous.io: Build apps faster. Professional developers use Nitrous to create, snapshot and share development environments in the cloud.

goodsense.io: Startups, marketing, and how to be a badass coder.

iknow.io: Get the most out of your data. Turn your data into actionable knowledge by analyzing trends, spreading information internally, and creating engaging end-user experiences.

tuition.io: Tuition.io enables employers the ability to contribute to their employees’ student loans as a hiring and retention tool.

ethn.io: lets you recruit the best possible participants for user research from your app, site, or around the internet.

webshell.io: The API Combinator. Combine APIs easily in Javascript and create REST/JSON API on the fly.

adstage.io: All-In-One Advertising Platform. Manage Google, Bing, Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin Ad Campaigns In One Place.

prose.io: Prose is a content editor for GitHub designed for managing websites. Learn more. Authorize on GitHub. Set repository access. Public and private repositories.

codeship.io: Continuous Delivery made simple. Release more frequently, build the product your users need and do it lightning fast with ParallelCI by Codeship.

lin.io: URL Shortener.

raygun.io: Detect and diagnose errors in production. Track errors and crashes in real-time and see affected users with one simple code snippet.

tldr.io: Tame the Web. Summaries of interesting content, written by people.

pinocc.io: Build wireless, web-enabled projects in minutes.

ginger.io: Personalized mental health care for anxiety & depression at your fingertips.

openkit.io: OpenKit Lore Founded on 7/18/1887 Headquartered in South Padre Island, TX Operates on WordPress (Top Shop Theme) Operates WordPress | Theme: FlatOn.

ride.io: For 14 years we have been at the core of UK Mountain Biking. Previously Southern Downhill, the site has evolved into Ride.io and continues to be at the centre of the UK riding scene

ushare.io: uShare is a simple sharing service based on Uploadcare (these good comrades will take care of all of your precious files), Django and Bootstrap.

emaillist.io: the easiest way to send group emails.

minutes.io: Take notes & share
them right away. No sign up. Just essence.

hull.io: What if all your user data were in one place? Hull is the only marketing platform to unify customer data, identity, engagement, and segmentation across all your platforms, sites, and devices. Create better experiences, get better data.

insideout.io: Every day we are inspired by stories of people using technologies to help make the world a better place in unexpected ways.

optimus.io: Lossless compression of images. WordPress Plugin & API. Automatic. Protects your data. Ideal for editorial staff, photographers, bloggers.

ecx.io: Create digital success.

cub.io: Become immersed with more contestants through better contest process management.

sush.io: Sush.io reconciles payment transfers automatically, with fees and invoices into Quickbooks Onlne & Xero, directly from Stripe & Paypal.

clarify.io: The API To Search & Understand Audio & Video.

sunglass.io: Extend your desktop 3D CAD tools with a powerful suite of collaboration and management apps.

gfx.io: gfxCardStatus is an unobtrusive menu bar app for OS X that allows MacBook Pro users to see which apps are affecting their battery life by using the more power-hungry graphics.

elastic.io: Build and host custom integrations. Connect with Cloud, Big Data and Mobile.

honeybadger.io: Diagnose and fix application errors, faster.

craftstud.io: The multiplayer cooperative game-making platform. Craft games of all kinds in real-time multiplayer with friends and play awesome stuff made by the community!

mostlyserious.io: An interactive design and development shop, Mostly Serious builds brands through award-winning creative and better online marketing.

zip.io: Zip Codes in US States.

ppi.io: PPI is a framework delivery engine. Using the concept of microservices, it lets you choose which parts of frameworks you wish to use on a per-feature basis. As such each feature makes its own independent decisions, allowing you to pick the best tools from the best PHP frameworks

fluent.io: INTEGRATION PLATFORM FOR REGULATED MARKETS: Secure, customizable, gateway framework and file exchange solution for business-focused, safety-critical, medical, legal, and financial use cases.

recon.io: Twitter brand monitoring with intelligence. Recon.io tracks your brand mentions and alerts you to feedback, support issues & more. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Free for startups.

doist.io: At Doist, we specialize in productivity software. We create tools that simplify and organize the day. When software tames the chaos and streamlines the little things, it frees you to focus on the big things. Organize. Simplify. Inspire.

smartup.io: The Startup App. #BeMoreStartUp: Join over 52,000 founders and innovators in the SmartUp Community. Chosen by Apple as a Best New App in U.S. and U.K. Test and improve your startup and business knowledge with quizzes, simulations, case studies and insights. Featuring exclusive advice from top founders, investors and journalists.

particle.io: Build your Internet of Things. Particle is a prototype-to-production platform for developing an Internet of Things product.

takes.io: All-embracing video review and approval. A simple way to get feedbacks on your videos, for videomakers, agencies, production teams.

autopsy.io: Autopsy – Lessons from Failed Startups.

frenchstartups.io: Deviens acteur de la communauté Slack des Startups Françaises!

google.io: Redirect to google.com.

audience.io: We are a transatlantic audience development studio committed to helping startups grow internationally.

remoteok.io: The biggest collection of remote jobs for digital nomads out there. Let’s find you a job you can do anywhere. At distributed startups like Buffer, Zapier and Automattic who embrace the future. There are 12,350+ opportunities to work anywhere and live everywhere.

levels.io: I make Nomad List, Remote | OK, Startup Retreats and Go Fucking Do It. I travel to work from anywhere, bootstrap companies and only own what fits in my backpack. Before, I founded a music network on YouTube w/ 100+ mln views. Follow my adventures on Twitter or see a list of my posts. You can pre-order my book MAKE now.

evident.io: Cloud Infrastructure Security for AWS. Security and Compliance Automation – Built For Modern IT.

launching.io: Launching.io is a new community for young startups. Founders and influencers submit new startups every day, and the community votes up the most promising ones. It’s an easy way for early adopters to uncover the next breakout startup unicorns, and a simple approach for startups to attract their first visitors.

topl.io: Find the top list of X as rated by the community. Crowd-sourced top lists, and community-driven collections for everyone.

hardwarestartup.io: Learn from the greatest. Discover the best resources for hardware pioneers.

park.io: Domain Backorders for $99. Super simple domain name backorders for hackers.

roundabout.io: London Startups, Agencies and Digital Companies shown on map. Inspired by Made in NY: Digital Map, Roundabout was born as a mashup of Angel List and MapBox.

hatch.io: Are you building an industry-disrupting app or innovative solution? Is your app powered by Fabric, the Twitter mobile SDK? Are you leveraging the Twitter API to make your solution even more powerful?

eventhunt.io: Get San Francisco tech and startups events in your mailbox.

fuzzy.io: Make your software smarter, faster. Writing software for real-time decision-making can be a nightmare. Fuzzy.io makes it easy to add intelligence to any software.

germ.io: Your ideas deserve a fair chance to see light… germ gives your genius just that.

node.io / iojs.io: We’re building a platform that aims to transform how business is done and
will drive the future of the contextual web.

backstories.io: Backstories: The Stories Behind Your Favourite Startups

youngstartups.io: An engaging and exciting community for ambitious folks under 25!

makeshift.io: We make tools for startups.

astute.io: Astute.io is a business intelligence solution for startups. Astute uses a combination of natural language processing and artificial intelligence to empower you to make data driven decisions, faster. Astute.io is currently accepting signups for private beta.

matter.io: Big Ideas, Small Batches. Worry-free manufacturing, without leaving your browser.

captable.io: Cap tables made easy, for founders and investors.

bolt.io: Bolt is a seed-stage fund that invests capital, personnel, equipment and expertise in hardware startups.

nordicstartupgifts.io: The 21 hottest startup christmas gifts from the cold Nordics!

qlc.io: Startups Projects, Startups Articles. Begin your career discovery journey today.

crowds.io: Crowds.io empowers entrepreneurs with tools and a community to build and crowdfund new products online.

kilometer.io: The world’s simplest analytics tool

justa.io: Find jobs at the hottest startups in Japan. Hundreds of engineering, design, business development and marketing jobs in Japan’s top startups.

techlondon.io: Connect immediately with creative entrepreneurs, startups, investors, design agencies, internet marketers & freelancers – all the main movers and shakers in Tech City.

thebluehouse.io: Great ideas don’t come in a board room; take your startup to Morocco.

justreachout.io: Find and pitch journalists who are actually interested in you.

techstacks.io: TechStacks lets you Discover the Hottest Technology Stacks of the most popular Startups and Apps using your favorite languages and technologies!

legal.io: Empower Your Clients. Efficient, effective software that connects clients to your legal services and knowledge.

startupstack.io: Find companies that use your favorite language & technologies

uprise.io: Research. Analysis. Outreach & Audience. Measure. Everything you need end to end to maximise your content marketing!

workshape.io: Workshape is a talent matching service for Engineers. We’re a two sided marketplace where Engineers and tech companies discover each other through being matched on their ‘Workshapes’ – visual representations of work, measured by time distribution across universal software engineering tasks.

vainu.io: Vainu is a predictive lead scoring software, which enriches company databases by analyzing enterprise data and external signals from the web.

aira.io: Agents play a key role in Aira’s mission to assist the visually impaired gain greater independence. Our agents have a keen desire to help others, in addition to possessing other important attributes, including patience and good character. We offer a rewarding career with the chance to impact the lives of others.

brightwork.io: Helps make data collecting easier via special aggregation.

legalese.io: Software is eating law.

whub.io: W Hub is a connector in the Startup ecosystem for Startups, Talent, Investor and startup passionate! Discover new projects, invest in a Startup or join their team! #StartupPassion

earlybird.io: Imagine being able to track your health, just by monitoring the precise way your fingers type. Join one of our ongoing trials and help us understand.

startupresources.io: A finely culled list of awesome Startup resources and tools.

neatly.io: Connect all of your business data, analytics, accounting & social media, in 1 real-time dashboard. Sign up for your FREE account today.

f50.io: Next Generation Startup Investment. Raise early stage venture capital with F50 and our global network of top VCs and strategic investors.

angelsummit.io: AngelSummit.io hosts the world’s premier conferences for current and aspiring startup investors. Each Summit convenes the region’s most notable angels, VCs, community leaders and corporate innovators. Panels and workshops explore best practices in startup and angel investing from every perspective. Summits are also designed to immerse you in the local startup community, connecting you to the tech scene and its leaders. Of course, our events go beyond startups: you’ll be immersed in craft food, beverages, and experiences unique to each host city.

zana.io: Become a smarter entrepreneur.
Your guide to startups from zero to IPO.

hsf.io: TECH RECRUITING | BAY AREA STARTUPS: Retained & Contingent search for Venture backed Startups.

pivotal.io: Pivotal for Startups. We are committed to entrepreneurs. We built this program for you.

startuphome.io: Coliving for entrepreneurs, startups and freelancers.

statuspage.io: StatusPage.io is the best way for web infrastructure, developer API, and SaaS companies to get set up with their very own status page in minutes. Integrate public metrics and allow your customers to subscribe to be updated automatically.

startuprad.io: Podcast With Startup News And Interviews From Germany.

beyondbeta.io: Beyond Beta is an organization dedicated to providing events and workshops to help entrepreneurs and small businesses take their ideas to the next level.

trendify.io: Famous entrepreneur and investor Mark Suster once said, “Invest in lines, not dots.” At Trendify, we listened. Our software gives people the power to harness the historical data of 7000 companies to enhance their decision-making process.

codebrew.io: Learn Ruby on Rails and other web technologies by creating amazing web apps. From Zero to MVP in 15 days.

wakanda.io: Wakanda Program for Startups. Boost your apps with the Wakanda platform.

condensed.io: THE Branding Agency for Startups, Condensed creates strong brands, lasting websites, fun apps, whatever you need to launch a new product or company.

tray.io: Save Time Building Integrations. The most advanced integration platform for connecting the tools you use every day

reboot.io: We believe that in work is the possibility of the full realization of human potential. Work does not have to destroy us. Work can be the way we achieve our fullest self.

hackcampus.io: Join the only internship programme built for the brightest student hackers at London’s leading technology startups.

loa.io: We are located in Wroclaw (Poland) and we are investing in SaaS, B2B, Software + Hardware startups with potential to operate globally. We are not investing European Union funds. Our group with more than 150 developers is providing software solutions (RST.com.pl and RST-IT.com) for customers across Europe and United States.

brinc.io: Helping founders get their first IoT product built right.

startuppingpong.io: Startup Ping Pong is a table tennis league where startups compete of being the national Startup Ping Pong master.

unicornhunt.io: A magical beast of a tech job board

helloreporter.io: We connect reporters & influencer to startup, sme & domain expert

setting.io: Setting is a shared-office marketplace, helping startups and freelancers to get flexible workspace. We work together with businesses across Berlin, who are using Setting to rent out their spare space.

groovy.io: At groovy.io we love startups and there is nothing better than a startup using Groovy. The purpose of the showcase series is to profile succesful startups in our community. If your startup is using Groovy the world needs to know about it. The showcase series is the place to get the word out on your startup which helps attract top talent from the community.

basestone.io: Capture, Manage & Share Construction Data.

startupfinder.io: Startup Finder: The Easiest Way to Connect with Startups.

startupmap.io: Startupmap.io – Berlin – all startups mapped + a complete startup event guide

synapp.io: Synapp.io provides deliverability solutions for businesses using email marketing by rehabilitating suspended accounts and bringing them into compliance with email service provider’s anti-spam standards.

stocksnap.io: The #1 source for beautiful free stock photos. High quality and high resolution images free from all copyright restrictions (CC0) – no attribution required.

frame.io: Video, photo & audio collaboration, solved. Privately upload, review, and share media with your entire team, anywhere in the world.

onthe.io: Cloud Data Services.

iguaz.io: Volume.Velocity.Variety

contentmarketer.io: Increase your blog traffic by 3x by simply reaching out to people, tools, or companies you mentioned in your content/blog post.

playrust.io: The definite live map extension for any Rust server, powered by the map generator everyone loves. Generate any map or get Rust:IO now, it’s free!

itch.io: itch.io is a simple way to find, download and distribute indie games online. Whether you’re a developer looking to upload your game or just someone looking for something new to play itch.io has you covered.

hackster.io: Hackster is a community dedicated to learning hardware.

pulse.io: Pulse.io started with a vision for how to bring the world of performance monitoring into the mobile age. Since then, our tools have helped developers ensure their tens of millions of users have a great mobile experience. We can think of no better place to continue our journey than at the home of Android.

dataloader.io: Use the most popular data loader for Salesforce to quickly and securely import, export and delete unlimited amounts of data for your enterprise. Get started quickly with our simple, 100% cloud solution.

wot.io: wot.io is the data service exchange for connected device platforms, an enterprise middleware for solving interoperability challenges in IoT and M2M projects.

timekit.io: Use Timekit to do the heavy lifting when building a marketplace for car sharing, a virtual assistant or productivity tool you can. Timekit is a modern API-first calendar platform built for developers, by developers.

logz.io: Logz.io provides the ELK log analytics stack as a cloud service with alerts, role-based access, and unlimited scalability. Start your free trial today!

privatesearch.io: A new privacy-respecting and highly customizable search engine with excellent results. It’s open source and doesn’t have ads, logs or tracking.

quickmail.io: Grow Your Business Fast: With Personalized Cold Emails At Scale.

strem.io: Watch your favorite videos, movies and TV series.

streamdata.io: Transform any API into a real-time data stream without a single line of server code.

sketch.io: Sketch.IO creates a variety of annotation, editing & design tools. Our cutting edge software can be utilized in a broad array of industries—from science & education to product customization for printing.

vapor.io: The simple & modern API that is an evolutionary step forward over the decades-old IPMI standard.

point.io: With Point.io, building an app is now as easy as building a spreadsheet or presentation.

built.io: Build mobile apps fast, Connect your digital business, Deliver content everywhere.

mean.io: MEAN – MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, NodeJS. based fullstack js framework.

pangu.io: pangu iOS9 jailbreak tool from pangu team.

objc.io: Advanced Swift takes you through Swift’s features, from low-level programming to high-level abstractions.

cortical.io: cortical.io’s approach is inspired by the latest findings on the way the human cortex works. Our technology, the Cortical Engine for Processing Text, breaks with traditional methods based on pure word count statistics or linguistic rule engines. Its central component, cortical.io’s Retina, encodes words in the same way as sensorial information is fed into the brain, using a SDR (sparse-distributed representation). While traditional systems are based on counting words, cortical.io’s Retina uses a substantially finer-grained representation for every word: 16,000 semantic features are captured for every term. The Retina then generates semantic fingerprints of language elements like words, sentences, or whole documents. These semantic fingerprints help to identify the meaning behind natural language and allow direct computational comparison between any pieces of text.

compressor.io: Compressor.io – optimize and compress your images and photos.

population.io: The World Population Project

logmatic.io: Log Centralization, Management & Analytics to Improve Software & Business Performance. 100% Cloud Based, No Agent, Free Trial!

shinyapps.io: Deploying your Shiny applications could not be easier. You don’t need to own a server or know how to configure a firewall to deploy and manage your applications in the cloud. No hardware, installation, or annual purchase contract required.

wovn.io: WOVN.io provides multilingual support for your website or blog, bringing your content to the world. Site visitors can quickly toggle between languages using the WOVN.io widget. All editing and management of your translated content can be done from the convenience of your browser.

hackaday.io: Discover. Get inspired. Repeat. Hack things for the better. Learn and grow from the example of others. Pass it on by showing off your own hardware adventures.

adaptiv.io: Make Your Data Work For You. Marketing automation that moves the needle on engagement and monetization.

thethings.io: thethings.iO is the Internet of Things platform that enables fast and scalable connection of things to the Internet, allowing you to monitor and manage your devices in real time and get flexible analytic reports.

snappa.io: The easiest graphic design tool you’ll ever use. Create amazing designs without the help of a graphic designer.

copper.io: Copper.io is a full stack developer toolset. We provide tools and support to help deploy, operate and monitor apps in the Cloud.

talky.io: Group video chat and screen sharing. From &yet.

pump.io: This is pump.io. It’s a stream server that does most of what people really want from a social network.

protocols.io: Free up-to-date protocol repository for the life sciences.

tenon.io: We believe… in a web accessible to everyone. Tenon.io exists because universal design is hard. We create software to help you reach beyond compliance and build superior experiences for everyone.

overv.io: Your GitHub projects. Organized.

ipinfo.io: Fast, reliable, affordable geolocation data.

expunge.io: Erase your Illinois juvenile record!

brisk.io: Can you trust your CRM data? Brisk is a tool that helps improve your Salesforce adoption and by that your data quality – in a beautifully simple way.

stickies.io: Create, move, cluster and upvote stickies in real-time. Perfect for affinity maps, retrospectives and brainstorming sessions.

codebar.io: Our goal is to enable underrepresented groups to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities. To achieve this, we run free weekly workshops, regular events and try to create opportunities for our students making technology and coding more accessible.

n.io: software built to empower your real-time world. Our purpose is to enable you to create transformational applications, products, and services.

nextstep.io: What do you want to do next? Connect your activity to the people that can help you get there.

elog.io: Photo provenance to your browser and apps.

cursors.io: Collaborate (or not) with other cursors to progress further.

techinsider.io: Tech Insider is a digital publication focused on tech, science, innovation, and culture. We aim to go deep into these areas and tell the stories that matter to everyone.

devmag.io: devmag.io is a unique community for software developers and technologists. It lets passionate developers hangout and talk about programming.

adorable.io: Do you want to build awesome things with great people? Of course you do, but it’s tough to find quality designers and developers. Enter Adorable. The environment we provide is just as important to us as the products we build and the problems we help solve. From talented consultants to companies needing things reworked, people love working with us. We get great things done and we have fun doing it.

bpmn.io: A BPMN 2.0 rendering toolkit and web modeler. Built with passion as part of Camunda BPM.

promoter.io: Measure your Net Promoter Score to understand how to drive referral and word of mouth growth for your business!

waffle.io: Waffle is a free project management solution powered by your GitHub Issues & Pull Requests.

conferences.io: We build intuitive response products that empower audiences and give presenters actionable, real-time insight. Conferences i/o technology is used around the world at conferences, events, presentations, meetings, trainings, and professional education.

section.io: the only developer first Hosted Varnish Cache and ModSecurity solution with Metrics, Diagnostics and SSL that helps developers build secure and scalable web applications. Sign-up for Free.

teachers.io: Plan your schedule, organize your classes and share with students.

resin.io: Update Your Linux Device Fleet Over The Air.

narrow.io: Grow Your Twitter Following. Narrow uses modern Twitter marketing techniques to help you build a targeted audience.

democracy.io: Democracy thrives when people’s voices are heard. The easier it is for you to contact Congress, the better. It’s that simple.

spring.io: Spring helps development teams everywhere build simple, portable, fast and flexible JVM-based systems and applications.

playfield.io: Find awesome new games. Chat with developers and gamers. Be the first to know.

paiza.io: paiza.IO is web-based coding environment. Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl,… More than 20 languages are supported. You can use for learn programming, scrape web sites, write batch, etc.

kontakt.io: Providing proximity solutions using full suite of innovative technology – starting with Bluetooth low energy beacons and moving on with other technologies.

dimple.io: DIMPLE™ is a protective case or little sticker with four or two user configurable buttons for Android™ NFC™ devices. You are the one who chooses the button functionality. It makes doing everyday tasks a lot more quicker and saves your precious time.

aud.io: Listen to music you love and discover new Artists with the world’s first High Fidelity Internet Radio service.

cocoon.io: Cocoon provides all the tools and services to build awesome native HTML5 apps and games with a simple workflow and all the power of Cordova.

ventures.io: i/o ventures is an early stage seed fund that focuses heavily on mentorship. We work closely with founders from product launch through the next stage of company development, sharing what has proven to work for product scaling, revenue growth and fund raising.

groupvisual.io: GroupVisual.io is a product strategy consulting firm focused on data visualization and the design of data.

callstats.io: Improve the quality of audio and video calls in your web application.

form.io: the fastest form & api workflow – anywhere. A combined FORM & API Platform for developers creating data rich web applications.

valet.io: We help you collect and manage donations so you can focus on what matters: building relationships.

bower.io: Web sites are made of lots of things — frameworks, libraries, assets, and utilities. Bower manages all these things for you.

wake.io: A private space to share and discuss design work with your team

swagger.io: The World’s Most Popular Framework for APIs.

fulfil.io: Fulfil.IO enables retailers to always know their inventory, whether selling online, offline or on Facebook|.

exercism.io: Exercises are currently available in Clojure, CoffeeScript, C++, C#, ECMAScript, Emacs Lisp, Elixir, Erlang, F#, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Lisp Flavoured Erlang (LFE), Common Lisp, Lua, Objective-C, OCaml, Perl 5, PHP, PL/SQL, Python, Racket, Ruby, Rust, Scala, Scheme, and Swift.

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webcamera.io: A free online tool that allows you to record videos and take pictures with your webcam. All you need is a web camera and a good internet connection.

qt.io: Create connected devices, UIs and applications that run anywhere on any device, on any operating system at any time.

riverside.io: The Riverside coworking/hackerspace located in the heart of downtown.

crossbar.io: Unified Application Messaging. Crossbar.io is an open-source server platform which enables unified real-time communication between application components and devices in IoT, mobile and Web applications.

lifespan.io: Lifespan.io is a crowdfunding platform for longevity and life extension research projects. Let’s #crowdfundthecure for aging.

soomz.io: Privacy is a private matter. On soomz.io you find clever products to help protect your digital privacy.

shields.io: We serve fast and scalable informational images as badges for GitHub, Travis CI, Jenkins, WordPress and many more services. Use them to track the state of your projects, or for promotional purposes.

opp.io: Meetings. Followed. Up. Write meeting memos. Follow up on tasks. Get work done.

geojson.io: geojson.io is a quick, simple tool for creating, viewing, and sharing maps. geojson.io is named after GeoJSON, an open source data format, and it supports GeoJSON in all ways – but also accepts KML, GPX, CSV, GTFS, TopoJSON, and other formats.

bitfusion.io: Automatically accelerating applications. Bitfusion maximizes the performance of your applications.

speak.io: Instant Team Communication: Speak is blazing fast audio, video and screen sharing for your team.

restream.io: Every streamer can stream games, videos on Youtube, Twitch, Ustream, Livestream, Dailymotion, Hitbox, NicoNico and many other platforms at the same time.

jwt.io: JSON Web Tokens are an open, industry standard RFC 7519 method for representing claims securely between two parties. JWT.IO allows you to decode, verify and generate JWT.

fablabs.io: Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), and became into a collaborative and global network. You can find more information about Fab Labs on the Fab Foundation Website. The annotated photo below illustrates the facilities of a typical Fab Lab.

toneden.io: ToneDen is a community of the best fans and artists growing together. Every time you download music through ToneDen – you support the artist who made it by helping them grow on their favorite streaming service or social network. This makes it easier for them to do things like reach more fans, approach labels, and book more shows.

forebears.io: The main aim of the site is to bring together the wide variety of genealogical sources available on and off-line and catalogue them; so as to make them easily accessible by researchers looking for records relating to ancestors in a particular town, region or country.

flixsearch.io: Search Netflix Regions Worldwide

emmet.io: Emmet — the essential toolkit for web-developers.

either.io: A game of preference,

mpv.io: a free, open source, and cross-platform media player

reactivex.io: An API for asynchronous programming with observable streams.

nomadforum.io: Nomad List finds you the best places in the world to live and work remotely

zmap.io: ZMap is an open-source network scanner that enables researchers to easily perform Internet-wide network studies. With a single machine and a well provisioned network uplink, ZMap is capable of performing a complete scan of the IPv4 address space in under 5 minutes, approaching the theoretical limit of ten gigabit Ethernet. ZMap can be used to study protocol adoption over time, monitor service availability, and help us better understand large systems distributed across the Internet.

patternlab.io: Atomic design is a methodology used to construct web design systems.

pointnorth.io: North is a set of standards and best practices for developing modern web based properties. Included are standards and best practices for all aspects of a project, from kick off through development. North encourages an agile, content-first, approach to product development and a mobile-first, in-browser, system based approach to design and development.

riemann.io: Riemann aggregates events from your servers and applications with a powerful stream processing language. Send an email for every exception in your app. Track the latency distribution of your web app. See the top processes on any host, by memory and CPU. Combine statistics from every Riak node in your cluster and forward to Graphite. Track user activity from second to second.

nineouttaten.io: NineOuttaTen lets you find a match, pick your hero, and enter the game all from your phone.

plan.io: Manage Software Projects in One Place: Issue Tracking, Project Management, Git, Support Tickets and Chat Under One Roof.

codementor.io: Live 1:1 help from expert developers.

getmdl.io: Material Design Lite lets you add a Material Design look and feel to your websites. It doesn’t rely on any JavaScript frameworks and aims to optimize for cross-device use, gracefully degrade in older browsers, and offer an experience that is immediately accessible. Get started now.

foodcritic.io: Foodcritic is a helpful lint tool you can use to check your Chef cookbooks for common problems. It comes with 47 built-in rules that identify problems ranging from simple style inconsistencies to difficult to diagnose issues that will hurt in production. Various nice people in the Chef community have also written extra rules for foodcritic that you can install and run. Or write your own!

realm.io: Realm is a mobile database: a replacement for SQLite & Core Data. It can save you thousands of lines of code & weeks of work, and lets you craft amazing new user experiences.

iiif.io: International Image Interoperability Framework: A community driven image framework with well defined APIs for making the world’s image repositories interoperable and accessible.

trixel.io: Trixel is a triangular painting and avatar sharing community.

lita.io: Lita is a chat bot written in Ruby. It connects with your favorite chat service and helps keep you efficient while having fun.

formvalidation.io: FormValidation – The best jQuery validation plugin to validate form fields, support Bootstrap, Zurb Foundation, Pure, Semantic, UIKit frameworks.

appium.io: Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid and mobile web apps. It drives iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol.

devdocs.io: DevDocs combines multiple API documentations in a fast, organized, and searchable interface.

fabric.io: Fabric: the Easiest Way to Build the Best Apps.

epsg.io: Find a coordinate system and get position on a map.

projectreactor.io: Reactor is a foundational library for building reactive fast-data applications on the JVM. It is an implementation of the Reactive Streams Specification. You can use Reactor to power an application that has a low tolerance for latency and demands extremely high throughput.

commando.io: A distributed web based SSH platform for managing servers.

home.io: control your power outlets wirelessly from your smartphone, or the web. Add virtual timers, proximity sensors, and more.

underdog.io: Underdog.io is a curated marketplace for talent. We make it fast and painless for engineers, designers, product managers, data scientists, and business hires to get their resumes directly in front of founders and managers at venture-backed startups.

opensensors.io: OpenSensors.io enables you to easily create your connected projects. Discover and reuse real time public data such as Air Quality, Traffic, Weather.

startuptracker.io: Keep tabs on cool, up-and-coming and competing startups using the world’s leading startup information databases

pioneers.io: Pioneers facilitates profound business relationships between tech innovators. Tech events, consulting, investments for startups, investors, and corporates.

startuplibrary.io: This selection of books is mostly targeted toward first-time entrepreneurs. Rather than focusing only on prototyping a product and creating a startup, these books focus on guiding the entrepreneur to finding paying customers, navigating their environment to take advantage of useful resources and avoid pitfalls, develop a company strategy and company culture, and find external sources of funding.

startupia.io: join the ultimate startup boost program in your city.

file.io: Ephemeral file sharing. Convenient, anonymous and secure.

mist.io: Mist.io provides mobile management, monitoring and automation for servers across clouds through a touch-friendly interface.

hipster.io: Hipster is a creative technology firm that builds web sites and mobile applications based in Portland, Maine.

purecss.io: Start your next web project with Yahoo’s Pure Framework.

krash.io: Krash is a growing network of shared living spaces where members immerse themselves in the culture of innovation for connections, learning, and fun.

lendstar.io: Collect money, divide bills and transfer funds directly from your bank account? Go for Lendstar! Lendstar is your social finance app for paying and chatting among friends. Easy, fast, free & more secure than online banking.

pristine.io: Pristine puts experts in the field anywhere, anytime instantly, without travel. With remote experts on-demand, team productivity goes up & costs come down

colibri.io: Colibri IO is a set of Growth Hacking Tools that monitors SEO, Inbound Marketing, Social Signals and Content Marketing. All to bring you more opportunities.

startastartup.io: Turn Your Idea Into A Startup: A Great Startup Begins With An Idea. Creators Cards Are A Practical How-to Guide That Teaches Aspiring Entrepreneurs How To Turn Their Ideas Into Startups.

bowtie.io: Build less and launch faster. ⋈ BowTie’s enhanced static hosting adds tools to help ship an MVP, validate, scale, + manage customers.

collider.io: Collider is a B2Brand accelerator dedicated to startups which help brands understand and engage with customers.

jobboard.io: Launch a Job Board in 30 Seconds. The simplest way to launch a job board.

aircall.io: Create your phone support in minutes. No deskphone. No hardware. Only easy-to-use & beautiful apps.

corkscrew.io: We’re Corkscrew, an internship provider and a business startup school all rolled into one. We believe in helping people do better, both in their personal and professional lives. Keep learning, stay hungry.

staruml.io: A sophisticated software modeler.

vstart.io: We are a team of passionate people whose goal is to improve everyone’s life through disruptive products.

esplor.io: Your adventures belong here. Esplorio is the easiest way to record and share your travels.

igneous.io: As cloud infrastructure continues to change the enterprise landscape, Igneous is excited to bring a modern approach to the data center.

interviewed.io: A growing database of podcast interviews.

gonative.io: The technology behind GoNative is built to take any existing web application and seamlessly convert it into native apps for Android and iOS. The modern web is powerful, so instead of “going native” by starting from scratch and maintaining separate code bases across web, Android and iOS, GoNative leverages your existing web application to serve and layout page content while seamlessly integrating native features to achieve a native user experience that feels the way native should.

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postach.io: The easiest way to blog. Turn an Evernote™ notebook into a beautiful blog or web site.

roots.io: Roots helps you build better WordPress sites faster.

onsite.io: Quality, curated freelancers. OnSite (or off). No middle-man. No percentage.

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unblocked.io: Your One Stop Website to Unblock Torrents and Movies Sites.

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pics.io: Pics.io is the best media management system and revision control for creatives. Powered by unlimited storage of Google Drive servers.

hellotraffic.io: A plan on how to get more people to your website

codebox.io: One IDE, All Platforms. Code with the same editor on your desktop and in the cloud.

search.io: A search engine powered by Google.

crate.io: Put data to work. Simply.

galt.io: Galt.io is a members-only network of makers inspired by “Galt’s Gulch” from Ayn Rand’s classic novel “Atlas Shrugged”. Members are part of a virtual economy that uses Galtcoins to invest in causes. Unlike social networks that gather around frivolous interactions between members, Galt.io members collaborate around serious issues concerning our country, politics and government. Members who contribute to the community earn Galtcoins through dividends, voting and updates.

assemble.io: Assemble makes it dead simple to build modular sites, blogs, gh-pages, components and documentation from reusable templates and data.

flight.io: Flight is committed to delivering a high quality of graphic, web and packaging design to help you grow your business.

clara.io: Model. Animate. Render. Online.
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serverpilot.io: The best way to run WordPress and PHP sites. Simple, fast, secure hosting on your DigitalOcean servers.

creddle.io: Build a résumé for free. Be creative and stand out. Stay professional and organized. You can do both.

gleam.io: The Business Growth Platform
Marketing apps designed to help you grow your business.

fetching.io: Fetching is a new kind of bookmarking app. It keeps track of all the web pages you visit so you can easily re-find them later. It’s like your own personal Google — a search engine for all the web pages you’ve seen.

volafile.io: Volafile.io provides free temporary online storage, convenient for sharing files between colleagues and friends.

urlbox.io: Urlbox gives you the ability to add screenshot thumbnails of any website to your site or app using our extremely simple screenshot as a service API

flowlab.io: Flowlab is an online game creator. Make your own games to share with friends.

helpmebuild.io: HelpMeBuild.io helps you discover high quality tools, that can help you build your dream websites, logos, graphics, videos and a lot more, all in one location. Not knowing to design or code should not stop you from creating awesome stuff.

walls.io: Walls.io collects and displays all social media interaction using your hashtag in a social hub! Showcase the best photos, posts or videos from your community on more than 10 social platforms! Walls.io can be used stand alone on display at events, embedded as a widget on your website, for hashtag campaigns and on mobile!

filament.io: Filament watches your social engagement, visitor in-page behavior and blends your Google Analytics data in to create automatic tips and insights to increase the performance of your content.

enigma.io: Search and analyze billions of public records published by governments, companies and organizations. Enigma empowers the world to discover public data and build apps and services that leverage its power.

bitport.io: Download torrents to your cloud and play them online

zesty.io: Providing secure, agile infrastructure, rapid deployment, built-in marketing tools, and customer data for actionable insights in a cloud marketing CMS.

shodan.io: Shodan is the world’s first search engine for Internet-connected devices.

symmetric.io: Symmetric brings transparency to Hedge Fund Investing with free/public ratings and Hedge Fund Rankings of investment skill. Explore our solutions today.

prismic.io: Store, publish and A/B test your website or app’s content with prismic.io, use a simple API to display your content without traditional CMS programming and design constraints.

brix.io: Brix.io Bootstrap Builder helps you to create responsive websites and user interfaces faster and easier than ever before. Try Brix.io for free!

hookr.io: The WordPress Hook/API Index

scanbot.io: Scanbot is the leading document and QR code scanner with cloud upload for iOS and Android.

mockup.io: Enable your clients and team
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bonafide.io: Be Yourself. Create an identity and start building a reputation by using bitcoin.

fallen.io: Fallen.io, a short animated data-driven documentary about war and peace, explores the harrowing statistics of World War II and sizes up its numbers to other wars in history, including recent conflicts.

gweb.io: An easy way to host websites in Google Drive™.

pantheon.io: Website hosting and management for Drupal and WordPress. Make sites faster, handle traffic spikes, manage multiple websites, get developer tools. Free for agencies.

mockerie.io: Mockup Your Website Or App
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styleguides.io: A collaborative collection of resources for creating Front-End Style Guides and Pattern Libraries.

gohugo.io: Introducing Hugo, a new idea around making website creation simple again. Hugo flexibly works with many formats and is ideal for blogs, docs, portfolios and much more. Hugo’s speed fosters creativity and makes building a website fun again.

zenar.io: Zenario is a web-based content management system for sites with one or many languages. It’s designed to grow with your site, adding extranet, online database and custom functionality when you need it.

updown.io: Website monitoring — beautiful, simple and inexpensive.

sitebox.io: The new and intuitive way to create websites with your Dropbox. You sign in with your Dropbox account, no extra passwords.

doorbell.io: Easily gather in-app user feedback, on websites, iOS apps, and Android apps.

zeronet.io: Real-time updated, P2P websites
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visualping.io: We monitor webpages… so you don’t have to! Select an area and relax: We’ll send you an email alert when something changes.

stuk.io: Turn ideas into real web apps. Learn step-by-step how to code apps that you can use to launch your next startup or create a great portfolio to get a job as web developer.

flyer.io: We Do The Marketing, You Do The Closing: Commercial Real Estate Marketing Solutions

esell.io: esell.io lets you sell your products on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or your own website.

eager.io: Eage – Improve your website for free with plugins you can install in seconds.

governor.io: Governor – Cloud-Based CMS – Design Driven Web Development in the Cloud.

the100.io: The 100 concept is simple: select when you play, your timezone, your age, whether you’re serious or casual, and we’ll automatically group you with 100 other like minded players.

counterparty.io: Counterparty is a platform for free and open financial tools on the Bitcoin network.

handwriting.io: Handwriting.io’s API turns type-written text into handwriting. No Fonts. Effective. Affordable.

formspree.io: Just send your form to our URL and we’ll forward it to your email. No PHP, Javascript or sign up required — perfect for static sites!

getstream.io: Stream enables developers to build scalable newsfeed and activity streams in hours instead of weeks.

framed.io: Framed uses machine learning to analyze your analytics and tell you which customers are about to abandon your product.
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bluetrain.io: Build complex and custom websites faster and with less code than ever before, so you can spend more of your time building the experiences and features that you care about. Bluetrain.io, a better CMS.

couscous.io: Couscous! Put your documentation in a website!

wpdash.io: WPDASH is an excellent tool for managing multiple WordPress sites.

flic.io: Flic is a smart wireless button that can control your favorite smart function.

privacytools.io: You are being watched. Private and state-sponsored organizations are monitoring and recording your online activities. privacytools.io provides knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.

patience.io: Start Your Own Online School Now. Easily Create Beautiful Online Courses & Sell Them Online.

getsocial.io: Discover & Amplify Tomorrow’s Viral Content. Leverage data to better understand how your articles. Get shared and which ones will go viral next.

arkos.io: Your data, your rules. Take control of your online life by easily hosting your own websites, email, files and more. No need to give personal information to the big cloud platforms. Store at home or with a decentralized provider.

chef.io: Use Chef server as your foundation to create and manage flexible, dynamic infrastructure whether you manage 50 or 500,000 nodes, across multiple datacenters, public and private clouds, and in heterogeneous environments.

scotch.io: Scotch is a web development blog discussing all things programming, development, web and life.

neos.io: Neos – open source Content Application Platform.

bandwagon.io: Taxi Lines, Be Gone. Check Out Our Work At New York’s Laguardia Airport.

fabrik.io: Fabrik makes it easy for creative professionals to build online portfolio websites. Join the best filmmakers, photographers, artists, designers, architects, stylists and models in the industry.

south.io: We Build Better isn’t a tagline, it’s our identity. We create engaging digital experiences for future minded brands — award winning work is a by-product of our commitment to innovation. Let’s get started.

storj.io: Storj is based on blockchain technology and peer-to-peer protocols to provide the most secure, private, and encrypted cloud storage.

wwwhere.io: A curated list of tools and resources for people who make websites

25.io: We make elegant apps for Mac.

loader.io: Free tool for web application load testing that allows for the simulation of concurrent connections to your web application’s APIs.

instantclick.io: InstantClick is a JavaScript library that dramatically speeds up your website, making navigation effectively instant in most cases.

goaccess.io: The main idea behind GoAccess is being able to quickly analyze and view web server statistics in real time without having to generate an HTML report (great if you want to do a quick analysis of your access log via SSH).

yrs.io: Young Rewired State is a worldwide community of digital makers aged 18 and under.

brainstation.io: Join us in our programming, design, and business courses, taught by industry practitioners on the BrainStation team.

themecloud.io: The Easiest Way To Create And Manage WordPress: Websites Fast WordPress Hosting Combined With Powerful Productivity Tools.

matchup.io: Challenge yourself. Get active together! Matchup teams you up with friends, coworkers, and other players in fun fitness challenges to get fit together.

spacechimp.io: Space Chimp is a platform that connects brand with an exclusive network of elite freelancers, We help companies like yours with design, development and marketing.

keywordtool.io: Best FREE alternative to Google Keyword Tool for SEO & PPC keyword research! Get 750+ relevant long-tail keywords from Google Suggest in seconds! Try now.

deleted.io: See Who Unfriends You On Facebook. Who Deleted Me shows you who unfriends you on Facebook. It’s a free extension for your browser that keeps track of your friends.

juicer.io: Create a Social Media Feed. Juicer is a simple way to aggregate all of your brands’ social media posts into a single beautiful social media feed on your website.

ohmy.io: Creating beautiful experiences through innovative thinking and old fashioned craftsmanship.

moj.io: Mojio and its connected car apps give you peace of mind about the health and status of your car. Saving you time, money, and unexpected trips to the mechanic.

token.io: Token provides software to banks that enables them to issue a new payment type designed specifically for use in the digital era. It allows banked and unbanked to make instant, secure transactions locally and worldwide without friction.

ctl.io: Centurylink Cloud offers secure enterprise cloud services ideal for business apps, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, DBaaS and cloud management in a single platform.

sulu.io: The open source platform for business websites, enterprise portals and high-performance web applications.

create.io: Create is a real estate information system packed with property data, 3D maps, and tools that empower instant investment decision making.

outdoors.io: Connect with a local outdoor brand ambassador and demo gear before you buy it.

nimbu.io: Create websites, online shops or mobile applications in a snap. Simple or complex. Flexible, realtime, social, user-friendly … Nimbu has got it all.

citi.io: Cities + Technology + People

conjure.io: The most productive way to share designs, gather useful feedback and get approval.

wagtail.io: Meet Wagtail, an open-source Django content management system built by Torchbox. It’s free, beautiful, versatile and fast. Find out how to get started.

kitestring.io: Kitestring checks up on you when you’re out and alerts your friends if you don’t respond.

statushub.io: Bullet proof hosted status pages – register now for a free 14 day trial.

bokun.io: Bókun is a community-based software solution that enables the cross-selling of travel products to enhance revenues for those connected to the platform.

imazen.io: Imazen is the global leader in imaging software for the Windows Server Platform.

rvm.io: RVM is a command-line tool which allows you to easily install, manage, and work with multiple ruby environments from interpreters to sets of gems.

fabricate.io: We are a community of people who create hardware and software ideas that spans disciplines and inspires innovation. Some of our creations include a globe-spanning photographic live wallpaper and the world’s fastest file-sharing website.

wdd.io: A 2 unit course in UC Berkeley for anyone who wants to create a beautiful website.

keyper.io: The future of E-Tickets.

turing.io: Turing School of Software & Design’s accelerated program turns people from all backgrounds into professional software developers in just 7 months.

mobileconnect.io: A simpler, safer way to log-in is in your hands.

selector.io: Instantly make your websites editable, just connect Selector to your server and it does the rest. Great for HTML file based websites.

sculpin.io: Sculpin is a static site generator written in PHP. It converts Markdown files, Twig templates and standard HTML into a static HTML site that can be easily deployed.

passwds.io: This is provided as a free service to encourage usage of somewhat randomized passwords. Many of the passwords will contain pronounceable portions, making them even easier to remember.

memory.io: memoryIO creates a log of your life by taking a photo every time you open your Mac.

science.io: science.I/O is in beta and is currently focused on Computer science.

uplifter.io: Build a gratitude and mindfulness practice and combat negative thoughts and feelings. Build your positive mindset and live a happier life.

thimble.io: Learn to code, build, and hack with monthly DIY projects.

webdna.io: Audit your SEO performance. Disavow toxic links. Web DNA is a big data app, that helps website owners, and webmasters in their everyday work. It allows you to verify the work of your SEO specialist or agency.

atomic.io: Atomic is professional software for digital designers, featuring tools for interface design, prototyping, version control and collaboration.

seldon.io: Open-source machine intelligence ecosystem for enterprise. SaaS & on-premise machine learning, recommendation engine & predictive analytics built on Spark.

infinit.io: Unlimited ✓ Fast ✓ Secure ✓ Free ✓ Infinit is the only file transfer app that send large files and makes sure your files get delivered, no matter what.

tradeworks.io: Improve your Forex trading performance with easy-to-use trade automation technology. No programming skills needed and it’s 100% free to use.

blocksapp.io: We’re redesigning productivity tools for freelancers and teams. Block by block.

lifelife.io: lifelife manages your entire residential-rental life cycle.

flat.io: Compose your music online with your smartphone, tablet and laptop with your friends at the same time. Also available for Google Drive and Google Hangouts.

magicrabbit.io: MagicRabbit.io allows you to track user behaviour beyond static pages. Track user behaviour on any device and after they’ve logged in. Free, quick and easy to use.

magnetic.io: Design, build and deploy modular & service based application architectures.
Cut time-to-market and accelerate innovation.

webscraper.io: Web Scraper is a company specializing in data extraction from web pages. We offer 2 great options for our users. Our free Google Chrome Extension, and our Enterprise Data Extraction Service.

lmms.io: Making beats has never been easier.

plenar.io: One database. One map.
All data in Plenario exists on a single map and a single timeline, making it incredibly easy to access multiple datasets at once—especially those originally housed at different data portals.

income.io: With income.io, keeping track of your finances won’t feel like keeping track of your finances. That’s because you can now get easy access to how much you’re spending and what you’ve saved – all in a simple, easy-to-use app. So whether you’re thinking of saving for home improvements or a half-birthday present for yourself, income.io will help you get there.

angular.io: Angular is a development platform for building mobile and desktop applications.

respoke.io: Build live audio, video and chat features into your mobile app or website

typify.io: A personal web page without the hassle. Typify builds a simple page that unifies your online presence and stays up to date effortlessly.

modes.io: Wes Modes is a Santa Cruz artist focused on social practice, sculpture, performance and new media work. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the Digital Art and New Media program at the University of California Santa Cruz. He has exhibited his art and performed regionally since 1996. In other lives, he is a high-tech runaway, writer, community organizer, geek, and mischief-maker.

apidaze.io: We Enable Your On-Demand Communication Services. Add Real Time Voice, Video, Messaging into your VoIP, Web & Mobile Apps. No CapEx. Pay as you grow. 100% Freedom

ewww.io: Making images smaller and websites faster

boomerang.io: Get realtime monitoring of your Boomerangs on the beautiful dashboard and make sure everything is running like clockwork.

brandme.io: brandme.io – Your professional web presence. Sign up and create your own homepage and personal brand in a matter of seconds.

kubernetes.io: Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops.

lingvist.io: Lingvist helps you learn languages faster. Get results starting from any level. Try it for free!

thebeerexchange.io: An app and social network dedicated to trading beer. The Beer Exchange allows you to build your cellar, quickly find trading partners, propose and manage trades, and build your reputation.

lookat.io: The Video Collaboration cloud for post production. The Easiest and simplest way for video makers to share and discuss work in progress. Get it Free! While you can!

denote.io: Add a simple, powerful & beautiful search to your website or app.

print.io: Our mission is to bring on-demand commerce to people everywhere, enabling partner monetization and heightening customer individuality. We hope to surround people with their favorite memories and brands, to remind them of the better things in life, improving the world for better one creation at a time

crater.io: Where Real Time Web & Mobile Dev News Lands.

getdata.io: Turn websites into structured APIs in a few clicks. The world’s most user friendly and reliable data harvesting service.

collex.io: Collexio is a great way of collecting and sharing ideas, stories, knowledge or your passions with your friends, family and all the world.

appacademy.io: 12 week intensive software engineering course. No experience required. Intensive full-time. Only pay us if you get a job.

chatra.io: Modern Live Chat Software. Collect feedback and deliver happiness in real-time, beautifully.

piano.io: Our mission is to help media companies build great brands, dedicated audiences, and sustainable revenues.

filespin.io: FileSpin.io radically simplifies and streamlines Media Upload and Management, Image Conversion, Video Transcoding, Storage and Distribution.

mycapacitor.io: Find the team to build your digital product

censys.io: Censys is a search engine that allows computer scientists to ask questions about the devices and networks that compose the Internet. Driven by Internet-wide scanning, Censys lets researchers find specific hosts and create aggregate reports on how devices, websites, and certificates are configured and deployed.

groow.io: We all know online & mobile commercial opportunities are out there for every business. The challenge is to take advantage of these opportunities, quickly and easily. Groow.io is our solution for you.

shrew.io: The magazine about JavaScript and rocket web development.

browsersync.io: Time-saving synchronised browser testing.

compose.io: Quickly & Easily Deploy your Database with Compose.

paquebot.io: Create a bot to interact with your fanbase on Telegram. For clubs, associations, bands, companies, celebrities, schools, and many more. Add your custom commands, and send rich updates to your community!

taiga.io: Taiga is a project management platform for startups and agile developers & designers who want a simple, beautiful tool that makes work truly enjoyable.

qplus.io: Queue+ is an advanced post scheduling and analytics platform made for Tumblr.

checkmate.io: CheckMate powers online and mobile check-in for hotels and their guests.

circuits.io: 123D Circuits empowers you to bring your ideas to life with free, easy to use online tools.

makemake.io: Create a Stunning Free Website with Engaging Animations.

lanes.io: Lanes is a to-do app, a week planner and a Pomodoro timer. Three simple and useful tools that help you accomplish more.

aurelia.io: Aurelia is a next gen JavaScript client framework for mobile, desktop and web that leverages simple conventions to empower your creativity.

wipster.io: Joyful video review: Upload, review, approve and share your video content.

designbreak.io: Take a break from your work as a designer and play a game, watch a funny video or get inspired by great websites and dribbble shots.

filr.io: The front-page to your internet.

gitignore.io: Create useful .gitignore files for your project.

snn.io: Youthsnews is the next homepage of the internet. Awesome, fun, interesting videos and graphics and latest content, featuring the best articles, and original content that the web is talking about right now. Ynn has the hottest social content on the web featuring worthy content you digg and buzz.

utk.io: UTK.io is the #1 Minecraft PE community in the world, featuring Maps, Mods, Seeds, Servers, Skins and Texture Packs.

zeplin.io: Build pixel perfect apps in peace. Design hand-off has never been easier. Generate styleguides and resources, automatically.

morph.io: Get structured data out of the web. Code collaboration through GitHub. Run your scrapers in the cloud.

nulled.io: Nulled.IO is a cracking community, we already have tons of cracked/nulled tools to offer.

eddb.io: A site about systems, stations, commodities and trade routes in Elite: Dangerous.

networkeffect.io: Network Effect explores the psychological effect of Internet use on humanity.

phaser.io: Phaser: The fun, fast and free HTML5 Game Framework.

eway.io: Tens of thousands of businesses globally accept payments securely and quickly with eWAY’s easy to use, reliable and award winning payment platform.

steamid.io: Lookup and convert your steamID, steamID3, steamID64, customURL and community id.

hackr.io: Share and discover the best programming tutorials and courses online.

landscape.io: Landscape is an early warning system for your Python codebase.

assemble.io: It has never been easier to leverage the full force of powerful frameworks like Bootstrap and Zurb Foundation. Nothing can stop you now.

codeshare.io: Share code in real-time
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coderpad.io: CoderPad is the best tool available for conducting programming phone screen interviews. Edit code and run it with your candidate, realtime in the browser.

bento.io: You want to learn how to code, but it’s hard to know where to start. There are so many resources on the web that it’s difficult to cut through the noise. Bento picks the best free tutorials and tells what you need to learn in what order. Learn on your own with Bento’s curated collection of tutorials, or get the full experience with the guided tour for a small fee.

trinket.io: Trinket lets you run and write code in any browser, on any device. Trinkets work instantly, with no need to log in, download plugins, or install software. Easily share or embed the code with your changes when you’re done.

code-labs.io: Google Codelabs.

citizencode.io: Citizen Code provides lean, test driven, all star, software development for growing startups. Product innovation for venture builders.

codeconnect.io: Code Connect: A smarter way to explore and understand software.

creativecode.io: Our mission is to apply digital art and technology to create positive social impact. Through education, research and public programs, Gray Area tests and scales projects with high impact potential, teaches digital tools to support artists and technologists and inspires the community by promoting meaningful new work.

vidcode.io: Teach computer science through digital media projects.

aside.io: ASIDE is a Salesforce IDE that is free, fast, full-featured, and easy to use. There is no sign up or download; start building Force.com apps now!

kobra.io: Kobra is the easiest way to collaborate on code quickly. Just paste code, share your unique URL, and collaborate with built in video & voice chat.

commits.io: Create a beautiful poster from your code and an image. Printed on museum quality paper and with archival ink that lasts generations.

httpstatus.io: Check status code, response headers, redirect location and redirect chain of a HTTP connection.

festival.yrs.io: The Festival of Code is the largest annual hack event for young people in the world. Open to anyone aged 18 and under, it sees over 1200 young coders come together each year for a week of digital prototyping in centres across the UK, and internationally.

codefresh.io: Codefresh monitors your git repository, auto run automated tests and build an image for every pull request or branch. You can then spin up any image for integration, performance or user acceptance testing. Codefresh also allows you to create an ad hoc a Docker image per individual commit, so you can track your application’s behavior.

spacy.io: spaCy is a library for industrial-strength natural language processing in Python and Cython. It features state-of-the-art speed and accuracy, a concise API, and great documentation. If you’re a small company doing NLP, we want spaCy to seem like a minor miracle.

codeunion.io: We believe that learning to code shouldn’t mean struggling alone, putting your life on hold, or paying a fortune. We know — over the past two years, we’ve helped train over a hundred beginners to be full-time, professional software engineers.

voicecode.io: VoiceCode voice command software + comprehensive command set increases your productivity, eliminates RSI. Code by voice, Eliminate typing pain, Automate your computer, Go hands-free.

tooltip.io: Create tooltips for your website, without codding and help from developers. Quickly create relevant, helpful tooltips to help your users inline. Serve helpful tooltips right in the app, where it’s needed most in the context of the page or task at hand. Place beautiful tooltips on your site with a visual on-screen editor. A visual editor that you can launch on your site to quickly add tooltips to pages to communicate relevant information to users.

codefuse.io: CodeFuse Technology homepage for our cloud hosted website, web application and API software testing service.

hact.io: Igniting lifelong passion for STEM & entrepreneurship in 10-17 year olds through building the projects THEY want to build.

percy.io: Percy provides continuous visual integration and visual regression testing as a service.

brandnew.io: Bringing brands and influencers together on photo sharing platforms.

npo.io: Non-profit news & jobs.

cardgames.io: Play classic card games like Hearts, Spades, Solitaire, Free Cell and Euchre for free. No sign-up or download necessary!

wfh.io: WFH.io is a job board focusing on digital and tech remote jobs. To stay updated with newly posted jobs, follow us on Twitter, follow us on Facebook, join our Mailing List, or subscribe to one of our many RSS/Atom feeds.

overloaded.io: A web performance blog.

athlete.io: Health and information blog.

futures.io: The best futures trading community on the planet: futures trading, market news, trading charts, trading platforms.

connecto.io: A/B testing is a simple approach to test what works and what not. It is similar to trial and error in research where you try various possibilities/solutions until success. Standard A/B testing is most effective and common practice to decide amongst choices. For example, lets say you have a website for a SAAS product and you are not sure where to keep your Sign Up button on your homepage. The simplest way to decide is to try 2-3 positions on random groupings of people and see which one is the winner. This is one simple use case of A/B testing, however you can use the same practice for thousands of problems including your website design, call to action buttons etc etc.

waylay.io: Waylay is a visual tool for automating IoT solutions. It connects devices and applications to enable better real-time decisions via smart reasoning.

groups.io: Groups.io is a modern email groups service. Groups are easy to join and manage, and are packed with powerful features. And it’s free, for any size group.

neptune.io: Remediation-as-a-Service for DevOps teams.

touchplan.io: Touchplan simplifies the implementation of Lean Construction through simple, visual interfaces, and detailed feedback. Last planners to a project have full visibility to project needs, and can continually monitor, update, and maintain tasks and promises in a real-time, collaborative setting.

suite.io: Share your stories, connect with the people and topics you care about.

picapica.io: Pica pica is a social guide mobile application. Pica Pica helps you to discover your city better.

statica.io: Route outbound traffic from your application via a Static IP and access IP protected resources wherever your app is running. We love proxies so you don’t have to.

1fix.io: 1% Better Than Yesterday

cozy.io: Cozy brings you a personal cloud platform. Store your data in a place you control and leverage it with personal web applications. Photos, mails, notes, contacts, todos… there’s already many applications. Extend the possibility by developing your own app, you can leverage existing features! Cozy is open-source and you can self-host it. Cozy is privacy-friendly.

etherparty.io: We are a Platform as a Service managing and executing Smart Contracts.

zerodb.io: An end-to-end encrypted database protocol. ZeroDB enables clients to run queries over encrypted databases without exposing decrypted data to the server and without a proxy gateway. Data at rest and in use is secure – the cloud is no longer a single point of failure.

dif.io: Difio keeps track of packages and tells you when they change. After reading the change analytics you can make informed decision when or what to upgrade.

close.io: Close More Deals. Make More Sales.

opened.io: K-12 Videos, Games, Assessments, Homework. Organized by Grade, Subject, Standard and Textbook. We’ve done the hard work, so you don’t have to! Join for FREE! Over 275,000 teachers use OpenEd to drive instruction from assessment.

wptest.io: A fantastically exhaustive set of test data to measure the integrity of your plugins and themes.

home-assistant.io: Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform running on Python 3. Track and control all devices at home and automate control. Installation in less than a minute.

random.io: Special sauce and random musings.

paint.io: Palettable.

pat.io: Create, share, and view the results of polls.

webscript.io: Just choose a URL and type in a script. No servers, no deployment, no hassle.

scriptr.io: The scripting engine for your IoT projects. Build elegant applications that benefit from cloud scalability and javascript simplicity.

pendo.io: Use Pendo to create more engaging products. With absolutely no coding, understand everything your customers do in your product and use in-app messages to increase engagement.

stackedit.io: Full-featured, open-source Markdown editor based on PageDown, the Markdown library used by Stack Overflow and the other Stack Exchange sites.

firepad.io: An open source collaborative code and text editor. Share documents and see changes occur in real-time.

shoop.io: Open-source, built on a strong foundation of technologies, and fully customizable. We give you complete freedom over every aspect of your store.

greenhouse.io: Greenhouse is an applicant tracking system and recruiting software designed to help you find better candidates and improve your entire recruiting process.

cryptorials.io: Bitcoin and crypto tutorials, guides and how to articles for all kinds of decentralized technologies and encryption tools.

: Mondrian is a free vector graphics web app like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape.

: With Dictation, you can use the magic of speech recognition to write emails, narrate essays and long documents in the browser without touching the keyboard.

torquemag.io: Current WordPress News. The Torque News Core is a group of WordPress experts that are part of the WordPress community.

flutter.io: Flutter is a new project to help developers build high-performance, high-fidelity, mobile apps for iOS and Android from a single codebase.

scramble.io: Scramble is easy-to-use, open source encrypted email. Scramble has not been widely vetted, so don’t rely on it to protect you just yet. However, we have a working prototype. Feel free to try it out!

ghost.io: Redirect to Ghost.org: Ghost is a simple, powerful publishing platform that allows you to share your stories with the world.

gohugo.io: Introducing Hugo, a new idea around making website creation simple again. Hugo flexibly works with many formats and is ideal for blogs, docs, portfolios and much more. Hugo’s speed fosters creativity and makes building a website fun again.

genesis.io: Genesis helps you craft stories from the moment of inception to when you are ready for the world to see them.

creativecode.io: Gray Area’s Creative Code education program teaches computing skills for artistic expression and professional development. We offer a quarterly 10-Week immersive, annual funded fellowships, and monthly multi-day workshops with a goal to produce new work.

ascribe.io: ascribe is a fundamentally new way to lock in attribution, securely share and trace where your digital work spreads.

creativeconnections.io: Working in the Creative industry as a freelancer is challenging – not knowing when or where you’ll find your next job – but here’s where it all changes. I am the Founder of Creative Connections and have first hand experience of undergoing the struggle to find fresh people to collaborate with.

unnamed.io: Unnamed.io is a creative company naming agency located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

creativeclass.io: The Creative Class is an online business course for freelancers to help get more clients, better pay for designers, developers, writers and more.

blend.io: Blend is a collaboration network for music creators. Share in-progress projects and discover tutorials, plugins and sample packs from other producers.

creation.io: Open Minds is our inherent brand promise: open, client-centric ideation for the engagement era. It represents a new kind of creative agency, a new kind of thinking: informed by analytics and powered by tried and tested strategic planning tools.

nunz.io: Creative Director at Hook & Loop NYC and Professor at FIT + NYU. Driving innovation in UX, E-Commerce, Design and Digital Marketing.

rs.io: Join hundreds of other smart people. Get research-backed techniques for achieving anything delivered straight to your inbox. Free.

xth.io: The Xth Sense™ is a biowearable musical instrument. It amplifies inaudible sounds from your internal body, like the heart beating, muscles moving and blood flowing. Then, by moving freely, you change the pitch, timbre and rhythm of those sounds. The Xth Sense™ biowearable comes with apps and third-party native modules that let you create and play music on the fly with your favourite software. The best part? It’s completely open source. Our original bioacoustic technology, software and design are open so you can hack them and learn by doing new things.

oncletom.io: A blog about Web technologies and human experience.

planetary.io: We build digital products. With pencils and pixels, we move innovative ideas from sketches to screens.

techcorridor.io: TechCorridor.io is a developer group in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, IA. If you’re interested in programming, the intertubes, and whatnot, this is the group for you.

envision.io: Need help with Shopify? We do the hard work to help you make more money with your Shopify store.

uistore.io: Creative assets and tools for designers

filippo.io: Want you to do a quick inventory of all the boxes, VPS, servers etc. you have root on. Ok, now tell me, when is the last time you updated the one…

briefing.io: At briefing.io we are passionate about good briefs. Our small team is committed in solving one simple issue, good briefs make excellent projects.

designation.io: DESIGNATION offers a 12 week, full-stack UX/UI design program where 94% of graduates get new jobs. Learn more about our full-stack program today.

coralreef.io: Coral Reef invests in technology and creativity to grow world class businesses. We look to equip people who have ambitious ideas with the investment, resources and advice that best enable them to achieve their vision.

leanvis.io: Leanvisio is the world’s first agile project management software designed with and built for creative agencies. Our clients say Leanvisio is nice to use and has unique features. Leanvisio was launched in September 2014 and it is created and owned by Kompozure Ltd.

sfpc.io: School for Poetic Computation is an artist run school in New York that was founded in 2013. A small group of students and faculty work closely to explore the intersections of code, design, hardware and theory — focusing especially on artistic intervention. It’s a hybrid of a school, residency and research group. Our motto is: more poetry, less demo.

skycraft.io: SKYCRAFT EXPLORE. BUILD. SURVIVE. Skycraft is a creative voxel adventure game made in WebGL. It is currently under development; try it out and tell me what you think!

folio.io: Folio.io specialises in designing clean and elegant portfolio websites for creative professionals and freelance artists.

headsupapp.io: The ability to inform the population of emergency situations is critical, and the Heads Up App is a customized software application that will give your organization the ability to do that quickly, easily and efficiently.

pixmoto.io: We help online retailers sell more. Pixmoto unifies your video, social media and e-commerce assets into one immersive and easy-to-use environment. Consumers have the best experience with your brand and products, inspiring their desire to purchase.

devdata.io: The Data You Need In The Programming Language You Want.

fargo.io: Fargo is a simple idea outliner, notepad, todo list, blogging tool, project organizer.

radio3.io: Radio3 is a cross-platform linkblogging tool. Your links go to Facebook, Twitter and a new feature-full RSS feed that will make it possible to build new innovative networks on the open web web.

socrates.io: Write and read beautiful Markdown with whoever you want, in realtime!

killr.io: killr.io is the most intuitive, quick to use, and beautiful pasting and collaboration tool available.

spreadit.io: spreadit is a new knowledge sharing and bullshit platform. spreadit is a link aggregator and bullshit generator. It combines the best of structured conversations of reddit, the ability to embed code, LaTeX and community moderation from stackoverflow, and the anonymity/ability to interact quickly of 4chan. It is designed to be anonymous, though you can (and should) create an account to vote on posts and comments.

selendroid.io: Selendroid is a test automation framework which drives off the UI of Android native and hybrid applications (apps) and the mobile web. Tests are written using the Selenium 2 client API – that’s it!

quire.io: The best collaborative task management tool for breaking down goals in hierarchical lists.

cloudonaut.io: Launch pad for Amazon Web Services.

titon.io: A collection of extensible front-end user interface components and behaviors for the responsive, mobile, and modern web.

x.io: Launching an app hosted on X.IO is as simple as pasting a single line of code into your website and clicking a button. After clicking, cloud resources are dynamically allocated, a virtual session is setup and secured, and a secure tunnel is created between the user, session and optionally their cloud storage accounts.

undelay.io: Create Landing Pages that Radically Improve Your Mobile Conversions Optimize for each device in a fraction of the time and effort.

stockphotos.io: High quality, high resolution royalty free public domain and Creative Commons licensed professional free stock photos sharing community.

appery.io: Appery.io is a rapid development, integration and deployment platform for delivering cross-device apps in the enterprise.

enferno.io: Within minutes, you can have a rock-solid framework, a nice out-of-the-box user authentication/registration, no-sql backend with an ORM, Form management, caching, a task queue and a beautiful front-end.

fluence.io: Fluence: Connecting Art, Products, and Ideas to Curators.

deepstream.io: A Scalable Server for Realtime Web Apps

securityheaders.io: Quickly and easily assess the security of your HTTP response headers.

bizzy.io: Boost your ecommerce sales 35% with perfect marketing. 15 minutes. No big budget. No marketing department. Timed, targeted, and painless behavioral marketing.

videomail.io: With videomail.io you can send short videos directly from your cam with an email. All automated. You could send your mum a birthday video card, greet a friend with funny face mimics. Or even email something in body or sign language. It never was so simple before.

instant.io: Instant.io – Streaming file transfer over WebTorrent

ginger.io: At Ginger.io, our mission is to drive better health outcomes through the use of passive mobile data and behavioral analytics.

iguaz.io: Tuition.ioa stealthy start-up with an innovative approach to data management addressing the unique challenges of Big Data applications.

test.io: Find critical bugs before your customers do. Great software requires great testing. We have the answer: the crowd.

codedump.io: Dump your code and share it with others.

body.io: Some people believe you can be healthy at any size. While it is simply not true, what many people don’t know is that it is possible to have a high BMI.

top.io: News – Most shared on Facebook.

prnews.io: Create your online newsroom and distrubute press release for free. Easy to use sponsored content platform.

taskmail.io: TaskMail- Project Management and Issue Tracker.

fullcalendar.io: FullCalendar is a drag-n-drop jQuery plugin for displaying events on a full-sized calendar.

fallback.io: Lightweight JavaScript library for dynamically loading CSS and JS files with the ability to have fallbacks incase your CDN fails.

jare.io: Jare.io, an Instant and Free CDN.

156 Startup Failure Post-Mortems

On his many failed experiments, Thomas Edison once said,

I have learned fifty thousand ways it cannot be done and therefore I am fifty thousand times nearer the final successful experiment.

Elsewhere, we have dug into the data on startups that died (as well as those acquihired) and found they usually die 20 months after raising financing and after having raised about $1.3 million. So we thought it would be useful to see how startup founders and investors describe their failures. While not exactly “50,000 ways it cannot be done,” below is a compilation of startup post-mortems that describe the factors that drove a startup’s demise.

Most of the failures have been told by the company’s founders, but in a few cases, we did find a couple from competitors, early employees, or investors including Roger Ehrenberg (now of IA Ventures) and Bruce Booth (Atlas Venture). They are in no particular order, and there is something to learn from each and every one of them.

Read the entire article at: CB Insights – 156 Startup Failure Post-Mortems

There’s No Such Thing as Constructive Criticism

Here’s a question guaranteed to make your stomach lurch: “Would you mind if I gave you some feedback?”

What that means is “Would you mind if I gave you some negative feedback, wrapped in the guise of constructive criticism, whether you want it or not?”

The problem with criticism is that it challenges our sense of value. Criticism implies judgment, and we all recoil from feeling judged. Threats to our esteem in the eyes of others are so potent they can feel like threats to our very survival.

The conundrum is that feedback is necessary. It’s the primary means by which we learn and grow. So what’s the best way to deliver it in a way that it provides the greatest value — meaning the recipient truly absorbs and acts on it?

There are three critical behaviors, I believe, and they’re each grounded in the recognition that what we say is often less important than how we say it.

1. The first mistake we often make is giving feedback when we feel that our value is at risk. That’s a recipe for disaster, and it happens far more commonly than we think or are aware.

If we’re feeling threatened or diminished by another person’s perceived shortcomings, providing “constructive criticism” becomes secondary to getting our value back. We’re more likely to be reactive, insensitive and even hurtful.

If it’s about us, it’s not truly about them. Anytime we provide feedback with the goal of getting someone to meet better our needs, rather than being responsive to theirs; it’s unlikely to prompt the desired outcome.

A classic example is a parent who confuses his worth with his child’s performance and reacts to the child’s missteps with harshness and judgment rather than sensitivity and compassion.

2. The second mistake we make in giving feedback is failing to hold the other person’s value in the process. Even the most positive criticism will, more often than not, prompt us to feel our value is at risk, and under attack.

When that happens, the primal impulse is to defend ourselves. The more the person you are criticizing feels compelled to defend her value, the less capable she becomes of absorbing what she’s hearing.

I once had a subordinate who was highly competent and detail-driven and rarely made mistakes. Partly this grew out of her fierce perfectionism and her tremendous fear of the consequences of being wrong.

Her natural instinct was to deny responsibility for any misstep. When I felt the need to bring one to her attention, I learned it was crucial to begin by reassuring her that I cared about her and that I had continuing confidence in her abilities. Only then could she take in what I was saying.

When you’re inclined to offer accurate feedback, pause and ask yourself first how you’d feel if someone gave you that feedback. If you would feel uncomfortable or defensive, assume anyone else would too.

3. The third mistake we make is to believe that that we’re right about whatever it is we’re inclined to say. Like lawyers, we take a series of facts and weave them together into a story that supports and justifies the case we’re seeking to make.

The problem is that our stories aren’t necessarily true. They’re simply one interpretation of the facts. It makes much more sense to think about offering feedback in a spirit of little exploration rather than declaration, dialogue rather than monolog, curiosity rather than certainty. Humility is the recognition that we don’t know, even when we think we know.

Ultimately, we’d be better off eliminating concepts like “feedback” and “constructive criticism” from our lexicons altogether. They’re polarizing and mostly destructive. We need to think of these interchanges instead as opportunities for honest inquiry and genuine learning.

“Here’s the story I’m telling myself about what just happened,” we might say. “Have I got that right, or am I missing something?”

That’s what I intend to say the next time I’m inclined to ask someone, “Would you mind if I gave you some feedback?”

Top 5 Hardest Jobs to Fill for 2016

Hiring the best of the best is an absolute must if you are going to build a successful company.  You will need to be prepared to compete against big companies with deep pockets and other up-and-coming startups that also have blue chip investors and a game-changing idea.

 

So, what are the most competitive areas for talent these days?  Here’s a look:

 

Software Engineers and Web Developers

The demand for top-tier engineering talent sharply outweighs the supply in almost every market especially in San Francisco, New York, and Boston.  This is a major, major pain point and problem that almost every company is facing, regardless of the technology “stack” their engineers are working on.

 

Creative Design and User Experience

After engineers, the biggest challenge for companies is finding high-quality creative design and user-experience talent.  Since almost every company is trying to create a highly compelling user experience that keeps people engaged with their product, it is tough to find people who have this type of experience (especially with mobile devices including tablets) and a demonstrated track record of success.

 

Product Management

It is always helpful for an early-stage company to hire someone who has very relevant and specific experience in your industry.  This is especially true for product management since the person in this role will interface with customers and define the product strategy and use cases.  However, be prepared, as it will be a challenge to find people with experience in these high-growth industries: consumer web, e-commerce, mobile, software as a service, and cloud computing.

 

Marketing

I’m not talking about old-school marketing communications. Companies are looking for expert online marketers who know how to create a buzz of inbound marketing or viral traffic through the web, social media, and content discovery.  Writing a good press release just doesn’t cut it anymore, as everyone is looking for the savvy online marketing professional who understands how the current state of the web operates and knows how to make it work to their benefit.

 

Analytics

Since data is becoming more and more accessible, smart companies are increasingly making decisions driven by metrics.  Analytics is becoming a central hub across companies where everything (web, marketing, sales, operations) is being measured and each decision is supported by data.  Thus, we are seeing a high level of demand for analytics and business intelligence professionals who almost act like internal consultants; they help determine what should be measured and then build out the capability for a company.