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Purpose-Built

Actionable advice for entrepreneurs who want to build products that people love.

Feeling stuck on something? It can be frustrating to feel like you don’t know how to de-risk your business, move faster, or validate your idea. You’re not alone. Running a startup is hard! We’re here to help.

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Podcast

Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots

A podcast about the design, development, and business of great software. Each week, Chad Pytel (CEO) and Lindsey Christensen (CMO) are joined by people who build and nurture the products we love.

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Design Resources

Learn from our Design team

Answer your critical early business questions with our Product Design Sprint Guide through the design and prototyping process.

Run your design sprint

Podcast

Tentative

Tentative is a podcast about digital product design. Hosted by thoughtbot’s Chief Design Officer Kyle Fiedler & Boston Design Director Jaclyn Perrone.
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Podcast

The Bike Shed

On The Bike Shed, hosts Chris Toomey & Steph Viccari discuss their development experience and challenges at thoughtbot with Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, and whatever else is drawing their attention, admiration, or ire this week.
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Development Resources

Learn from our Development team

Since 2012, one way we’ve shared thoughtbot expertise is through the learning platform Upcase. With Upcase, we’ve helped thousands of developers level up their skills through workshops, videos, flash cards, and coding exercises.

Take junior out of your title

Books

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Domain Name Sanity

Learn to make domains and TLS certificates predictable and debuggable, while grasping their core concepts with plenty of examples.

Master your domain

Testing Rails

Learn to test Ruby on Rails web applications from the ground up in this comprehensive guide to modern testing practices.

Test Like a Pro

Maintaining Open Source Projects

Learn the many facets of creating, growing and maintaining a successful open source project.

Start Giving Back

Maybe Haskell

See what it’s like to program in a language without null. You might even learn some Haskell along the way.

Just Buy

Goal-Oriented Git (Beta)

Learn to accomplish your Git goals without getting distracted by internals or confusing terminology.

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Ruby Science

The canonical reference for writing fantastic Rails applications from authors who have created hundreds.

Get Scientific!

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