The term “API” gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it mean? What can you use an API for? Do you have to have a developer on your team to build or use an API? …


I’ve always liked trying new software tools, but the more experienced I get, the more solid my business operating system has gotten. As I refine the toolset I use for running my startup, I like to keep a running list of the tools that I use and recommend.

While I’m…


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I remember the first time I was put in charge of a team at a startup. I had been in leadership roles in college, but that was nothing compared to managing software engineers who were 5 to 15 years more experienced than myself.

It was scary and it stretched…


There is so much to consider when . You have to think about how to get a domain name and where to get it. You need to work out the general costs of building and maintaining it, where you can host your content, and how much the…


We recently started supporting our clients at Draft.dev which, given our unique position, has generated some exciting opportunities. We work with an array of clients, targeting different kinds of customers, in a hyper-defined niche: software development.

is unique. It moves fast, and new terms are…


JAMStack, which stands for JavaScript, API, and Markup, is the latest buzzword in the world of web development. It aims to drop the complexity of your system, and helps you to deliver better apps in less time. As with any new innovation in tech, there is a plethora of companies…


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Earlier this year, I decided to get an iPad as a more portable work device. …


Great US soccer player Mia Hamm famously said, “It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there,” which suggests that consistency is a highly desirable trait. In the field of technical writing, consistency is crucial because it provides the sense of confidence and continuity that every tech…


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When I started my business last year, I knew I wanted to pay myself something from the beginning. At first, I couldn’t take much money out of the business, but as my company grew, I steadily increased my salary. …


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It’s been less than a year since and we’ve already built up a roster of 32 clients, over 60 freelance writers, and a full-time staff of five. …

Karl L Hughes

Former startup CTO turned writer. Founder of

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