Building a startup is hard. Really hard. The last thing you want to do is make it harder. Through the trials and tribulations I've undergone in launching my startup, I've discovered several gems that are indispensable. If you're trying to launch a startup, here are the tools you need.
There has been a lot of trash talk recently about .NET for startups. People make ridiculous claims about how .NET killed MySpace and you should never hire .NET programmers. Well I'm building my startup in .NET and for a lot of good reasons.