What does ‘bootstrap’ mean?

by Panha Mao | Blog | August 16, 2014

Sometimes people ask me about the term ‘bootstrap’. In this post, I’ll breifly explain it.

“Bootstrap” or “Bootstrapping” means to startup something with a limited amount of resources. Its usually used in the Startup world for starting up a new business with a small amount of money. Bootstrapping a startup might also be termed a ‘lean’ startup – whereby the startup is built piece by piece until it fits the market and is ready for full launch. Of course, sometimes the startup does not ever go beyond a basic idea and landing page – but at least the idea was tried out and not too much was lost!

Anyway, so this is why we sometimes use the phrase “Startup your developer career” at Dev Bootstrap!