As a payment enthusiast, I’ve been researching the ins and outs of building a digital wallet that stands out in a crowded market. One thing that’s become clear is that payments themselves are a commodity – everyone wants to offer them, and they’re an essential part of any business transaction. However, the real value lies in what you can build on top of those payments.
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In recent times, SaaS solutions built upon Open Source Software (OSS), commonly referred to as Commercial OSS (COSS), have garnered significant attention. This growing trend has made it much easier to develop a comprehensive and scalable web application without resorting to expensive SaaS offerings. Now, all that is required is a team of 3-5 skilled engineers who possess the ability to navigate through extensive code bases. With the aid of tools such as cursor.sh or GitHub Copilot, these engineers can immerse themselves in solving the business or technical challenges at hand, without getting overly fixated on opinionated technology stacks. As someone who tends to get caught up in such stacks, this shift allows me to focus more on the task at hand and avoid unnecessary distractions.
How Cloud Native Applications are Transforming Digital Businesses
Cloud native applications (CN apps) are revolutionizing the way digital businesses operate. Gone are the days of having to rely on bulky, outdated software that takes forever to install and update. Now, businesses can take advantage of the power of cloud native applications to quickly and easily access the latest technology. In a nutshell cloud native applications are born on public or private cloud in a packaged (read containerized) manner that makes their development and launch into the real world environment radically different than traditional .net, php, java applications. This means that they can be deployed quickly and easily, and they can scale up or down as needed. Plus, they are often more secure than traditional applications, since they are hosted in the cloud.
I have been reading about data-driven development productivity and effectiveness for quite some time now and trying to visualise it both from a developer’s shoes, as I have been one for a large part of my career and then from an engineering manager’s eyes where continuous improvement, effectiveness and productivity are a constant topic when it comes to ‘achieving more with less’
What Peter Offringa has put together here is nothing short of a networking primer and this level of analysis is what an investor should be doing before investing their hard-earned money. For me, this is just a beginning, $FSLY and $API were on my watchlist and I will not dither from ETF’s which is my goto strategy for US markets. Next is $API
Zerodha defies all the things that a profitable company does. They are a 30-40 member tech team that runs Indias largest stockbroking platform which also includes direct mutual fund and a plethora of other things like investor education etc, all of which are the best in class. Ruthless prioritisation, focus and they know their purpose of existence which probably makes it easy.
Here is a sneak peek into their technology stack