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Jumpstarter raises $1.7M to help coders focus

on September 4, 2013

Originally posted on Gigaom:

“Flow” is a very big thing for developers, and it’s not simply a matter of having clear goals and ingesting vast quantities of caffeine. It’s also handy to cut down on distractions, and that’s the goal of a Swedish outfit called Jumpstarter, which has just scored $1.7 million in funding.

Jumpstarter, which is entering a “selectively” open beta phase (you can grab a beta invite here with the code “GIGAOM”), is essentially a toolkit that takes care of many elements of the coding process – development environments, framework installs, deployment services and hosting — so the developer doesn’t have to juggle so much.

As CEO Per Jonsson explained it to me, this approach stands apart from that of platform-as-a-service outfits such as AppFog because those don’t replace local development environments or deployment services:

“Today when you’re developing you’re using a number of tools – a text editor or IDE

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