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Are Single-Programmer Software Projects Doomed?

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Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Apr 12, 2014 at 10:56 AM


It definitely feels as if it is a tough row to hoe for the small developer, given the number of platforms that users demand these days. But I am encouraged by the success of Scrivener, started a few years ago by one man who wasn’t even a programmer! He had a vision for a writing tool, made it happen, and its success allowed him to find ways to port it to Windows and (soon hopefully) to iPad.

Then there is an example like Tinderbox. It is so nichey that it has become its own little cottage industry for Mark Bernstein.

I guess the key is that the software from small developers needs to fill a need, or do something no other software does as well.

Steve Z.