SaaS Products

Third-party products and services we’ve discovered to be diamonds in the rough. These are products we’ve included in our stack based on price and value add.
Easily Build GraphQL APIs with Prisma

Easily Build GraphQL APIs with Prisma

Jump on the GraphQL Bandwagon with a little help from Prisma.

The technology sector is reeling after an official statement was released by the UN's International Council of Coolness last week. The statement clearly states what status-quo developers have feared for months: if you haven't shifted from REST to GraphQL by now, you are officially recognized by the international community to hold "uncool" status. A humanitarian crisis is already unfolding as refugees of coolness are threatening to overtake borders, sparking fears of an influx of Thinkpad Laptops, IntelliJ, and other Class A uncool narcotics.

Hold up: is GraphQL That Dramatic of an Improvement over REST?

In all honesty, I've found that

Geographic Data Visualization with Mapbox

Geographic Data Visualization with Mapbox

Visualizing Geodata with Mapbox's API and Tools.

There's a trend among those using Jupyter Notebooks (or equivalent) which leads me to believe humanity is coming to an important realization: Google Maps, as an API is expensive.

Regardless if Google maps is embedded as a consumer-facing widget, or part of a routine data-pipeline, a single surge of high-traffic can leave enterprises with price tags in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. In fact, I can hardly remember a product where this hadn't become the case. One can hardly blame the search engine; after all, our tendency to ignore the Terms and Service agreements (as well as payment policies)

Implement User Auth For Free Without Writing Code

Implement User Auth For Free Without Writing Code

Weasle your way through coding by exploiting freemium software.

The midlife crisis is a striking phenomenon common and equally inescapable to all of us. I’m fairly certain I’ve come to a turning point in my life where I too must admit I will never be cool again. I know this because I check Product Hunt on a daily basis, and I thoroughly enjoy it.

I’d estimate about 80% of things featured on Product Hunt are hilariously worthless parodies of Silicon Valley itself, real predators live for the hunt. They hunt on. At least that’s what Eric Thomas told me during a podcast on my way

MySQL, Google Cloud, and a REST API that Generates Itself

MySQL, Google Cloud, and a REST API that Generates Itself

Deploy a MySQL database that auto-creates endpoints for itself.

It wasn’t too long ago that I haphazardly forced us down a journey of exploring Google Cloud’s cloud SQL service. The focus of this exploration was Google’s accompanying REST API for all of its cloud SQL instances. That API turned out to be a relatively disappointing administrative API which did little to extend the features you’d expect from the CLI or console.

You see, I’ve had a dream stuck in my head for a while now. Like most of my utopian dreams, this dream is related to data, or more specifically simplifying the manner in