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...
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...
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...
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...