Also Truffle will let you run C extensions unlike regular jvm implementations due to the polyglot nature of Graal and Sulong
is anyone else bothered that they have to scroll below the fold after clicking "learn more" to get to the content?
That kind of interview mitigates the amount of trivia and preparation-gaming while also ensuring that the applicant can solve problems as a team and is a competent programmer. It is cheatable in that one can memorize implementations of some features, though it seems somewhat difficult and not more cheatable than just memorizing a bunch of CS trivia.
They are probably closest to the Silicon Valley startup world in the kinds of businesses being built.
Getting further away you have things like affiliate marketers and drop shippers. The "Tropical MBA" podcast (https://www.tropicalmba.com/) is more in that space.
It has taken me 5 years to bootstrap a niche b2b saas to $1m ARR. It is both awesome and terrible.
I wouldn’t really isolate the “day job” part here, it was sort of the quintessential dogfood SaaS.
Do you guys not see this and introspect once in a while?
I don't think anybody in Silicon Valley would say the _definition_ of a Founder is someone who takes VC money.
All companies require capital to operate. All capital has a cost. In many high growth companies, the amount of time it takes to build a product and go to market has a significant effect of how much market share that company can acquire. Selling equity or taking on debt is how many companies can reduce that time and acquire more market share.
It just happens to be that the companies Silicon Valley is most interested in are companies that have to raise capital this way, with very very few exceptions.
Now more than ever, VCs will happily tell a a founder "your business is not a business that fits with the VC model well, don't raise VC money." The VCs who say that do not think the people they are are saying that to "aren't founders" - their business just doesn't need VC investment.