A number of us in the REALbasic world are corporate programmers; that is, programmers for our organization. A number of us program for fun or to learn. Others program to make that application that the world needs. Usually at some point, this third group thinks about starting a business. At this point, you’re deciding to wear two hats, developer and CEO. I believe that we’re actually all in the same boat, however. No matter where you work, or who you work for, you’re a ‘company’ contracted to provide a service, and it benefits us all to think of ourselves as such.
Dave is the CTO of a K-12 school district and is involved with several software ventures and in this article covers a lot of the ground that any software developer has to think about when deciding to start their own venture.