I think this is a story that many people want to learn from. I had an idea 2 weeks ago. Instead of jumping right into the code, I did a thorough idea testing process. Eventually, not only I validated my idea with 100+ people, I also got 38 people who were ready to pay.

Design from last week: forrst.com/posts/…

Idea testing from 2 weeks ago: forrst.com/posts/…

(I also want to thank @Kyle and whole Forrst team for building a fantastic community where I can gather valuable feedback.)

http://artsyeditor.com/2011/04/how-did-i-get-38-willing-to-pay-customers-before-writing-code/