Growing a Healthy Software Ecosystem

Cardstack’s journey to mass adoption

Edward Faulkner
Aug 10, 2018 · 6 min read
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Core Contributors

In the early stages of any ambitious software project, upheaval is expected. The small, core group of contributors who are turning the ideas into reality need to iterate quickly and lay out the broad architectural patterns. For that reason, it’s important to not prematurely try to grow a big ecosystem in the earliest stage.

From the Cardstack whitepaper.

Early Adopters

When is a project ready for the early adopters? It’s a continuum based on the level of expertise and risk-tolerance of each potential user. There is no hard boundary. But several things you should look for include:

  • The beginnings of guides and API documentation. At this stage, you should expect blog-post-level tutorials and docs, not comprehensive coverage.
  • An open and friendly core group of participants. These people can answer the inevitable questions that will arise. Because bugs and questions will arise.
From the Cardstack whitepaper.

Mainstream Developers

Moving beyond the early adopter stage is a function of time and continuing broad community investment. You need time before more conservative organizations will adopt. And you need a lot of ongoing investment to bring the level of polish up to what is needed for a mainstream product.

From the Cardstack whitepaper.

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Get Involved

Join the discussion about Cardstack on our official Telegram channel: https://t.me/cardstack.

Important Reminders

  • We will never, under any circumstances, solicit funds from you via email, private message, or social media.
  • If you are in doubt or notice any suspicious activity, please message the admins in our official Telegram group: https://t.me/cardstack.

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