Anshu Sharma

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  • An engineer’s guide to picking a startup Crunch Network

    An engineer’s guide to picking a startup

    One of the questions I often get from engineers I mentor is how do you decide on what early stage startup is worth working for? Often, this is long before you have paying customer logos or big name venture funds with substantial commitments as ‘signals’ of potential success. I was a programmer once. And I had to wrestle with this question too. How do I decide? More than a decade… Read More

  • The Davos delusion Crunch Network

    The Davos delusion

    The Davos Delusion Davos leaders are gathering this week to change the world. Again. “We are faced by a world which is increasingly schizophrenic. Our world is rapidly changing and power is shifting geopolitically, in business terms and even in the virtual world. Power, wealth and well-being are spread in ever more complex ways, leading to a world which is harder and harder to understand… Read More

  • Serverless is the new multitenancy Crunch Network

    Serverless is the new multitenancy

    Multitenancy was the single-biggest technology breakthrough in SaaS. It not only allowed for higher gross margins, it made it viable to serve small and medium businesses with world-class software  —  at a profit. Similarly, serverless compute is both a new way of building apps and a new way of consuming and paying for it. Serverless takes the promise of multitenancy to a whole new level. Read More

  • UPDATE: Twilio’s IPO and the rise of the next 100M developers Crunch Network

    UPDATE: Twilio’s IPO and the rise of the next 100M developers

    Twilio recently exceeded expectations with an IPO that priced them at over $1 billion. For some, this proves that developers are the future of business. While they are certainly an indispensable asset, as more and more businesses turn to the cloud, what about the rest of us? What about the admins and the marketers and those who are equally important to a business but don’t code? Read More

  • The app boom is not over Crunch Network

    The app boom is not over

    There’s a new wave of reporting focused on the post-app era. Recode announced “The app boom is over.” Quartz points out how most users never download any apps. Let me be very clear: The app boom is not over. There has never been a better time to be an apps developer. Read More

  • The future of apps should be better apps Crunch Network

    The future of apps should be better apps

    The future of apps is apps. Read More

  • Why Big Companies Keep Failing: The Stack Fallacy Crunch Network

    Why Big Companies Keep Failing: The Stack Fallacy

    Stack fallacy has caused many companies to attempt to capture new markets and fail spectacularly. When you see a database company thinking apps are easy, or a VM company thinking big data is easy  — they are suffering from stack fallacy. Stack fallacy is the mistaken belief that it is trivial to build the layer above yours. Read More

  • Not Just An App: The Front End Of The Trillion-Dollar, Full-Stack Revolution Crunch Network

    Not Just An App: The Front End Of The Trillion-Dollar, Full-Stack Revolution

    Stop calling Uber, Airbnb and Munchery just apps. These apps are the front end of a full-stack revolution powered by cloud, mobile, drones, robots and AI. These apps started as simple solutions to match demand and supply, but they have the potential to reinvent entire industries. Read More