Google Firebase: Revisited

Google Firebase: Revisited

I haven’t been a fan of Google Firebase for quite some time. We used it for one project here at Don’t Panic Labs, and it was a pain to work with. The pain comes from three main gripes: It didn’t have a great local development story The technologies in Firebase feel...
DPL Reading List – November 27, 2020

DPL Reading List – November 27, 2020

Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.   A Sealed Copy of Super Mario...
DPL Reading List – November 20, 2020

DPL Reading List – November 20, 2020

Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article you think we should read, let us know in the comments below. Hands-on with the Apple M1—a...
Quick Look – AWS Honeycode

Quick Look – AWS Honeycode

We write a lot of applications that automate backend processes. These are typically applications that can be a little rough in terms of their user experience because they only function for a few (and often more technically savvy) users. These applications are often...
DPL Reading List – November 13, 2020

DPL Reading List – November 13, 2020

Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.   With Its Own Chips, Apple Aims...
AWS CodeStar – Adding Another API Endpoint

AWS CodeStar – Adding Another API Endpoint

I wrote about AWS CodeStar in my previous post. I was impressed by what it can provide developers. With just a few clicks, you get a fully functional API running in a serverless hosting environment (AWS Lambda), and you get a full build/deploy pipeline to boot. But...
DPL Reading List – November 6, 2020

DPL Reading List – November 6, 2020

Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.   A Highly Biased Review of C#...
Getting Started with AWS CodeStar

Getting Started with AWS CodeStar

I have blogged a bit about AWS Lambdas in the past. We sometimes use AWS Lambas + API Gateway + other AWS services to create the backend services for our applications. My previous experience with getting this set up and running was kind of a pain, and getting it...